A Wild Ride in the Highlands

Moray Firth Route

The Moray Firth Route is a beautiful driving route around the Beauly, Cromarty and Dornoch Firths. It begins in Inverness and goes north on a scenic route through the wild, untouched landscapes of the north Highlands, ending at Loch Fleet. With plenty of interesting places to stop, plus the stunning nature and wildlife of the Scottish Highlands at every twist and turn in the road. It’s a relatively short route of 80 miles one-way, which includes about 2 hours of driving time. So you can go at a leisurely pace and still have time to return to Inverness at the end of the day.

Begin your journey in Inverness

For guests staying with us at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, you can start your day with a hearty Scottish breakfast. Before departing on your Moray Firth road trip adventure! From Inverness, you’ll head west towards Beauly and then north. Away from the buzz of the city, the wild and remote landscapes in this region are truly breathtaking. Tourist attractions along the way include Black Isle Brewery, Beauly Priory, Dalmore Distillery and the Fyrish Monument. Along with natural wonders such as Rogie Falls and Struie Hill.

Destination Loch Fleet

The final part of the trip takes you through Sutherland. Up towards Lairg and then back down and east to Loch Fleet. This is a beautiful area, taking in sights such as The Falls of Shin and Loch Shin. It includes a stop at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, which is open from April to October, and is a great place to stop for a refreshment break. With a café and facilities, gift shop, wildlife walks and local information available. Finally, your destination is the magnificent Loch Fleet. A wonderful nature reserve with spectacular scenery and an abundance of nature and wildlife.

If you wish to return to Inverness the same day, it is a further one-hour drive back down the road.

Plan your Moray Firth road trip

For a full route planner for the Moray Firth Route, see the Visit Scotland website. You’ll find more road trips and things to around the region with our Inverness Guide. And if you’re searching for Inverness accommodation, look no further than the Kingsmills Hotel, our welcoming hotel and spa. The perfect place to relax after a day of road-tripping in the Highlands.

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