Things to do

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The annual Orca Watch:
Held at Duncasby Head, organised by the National Sea Watch Foundation. Duncasby Head is a 15/20 minute drive from us.

Organised watches are also done from our own back yard, from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, from Gills Bay and from St Johns Point. It’s a great time of year to visit Caithness as well as get involved in a great event, and hope to see the Orca.

 

Dunnet Bay Distillery:
Where Scottish Handcrafted Gin and Vodka are produced. Information about tours of the Distillery can found on their website. http://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/

 

Liquid Footprints:
A sea kayaking tour can be arranged out of Brough Bay. All kayaking equipment is supplied. A minimum of two people in a tour. www.liquidfootprints.com/

 

RSPB Seabird Walks at Dunnet Head Lighthouse:
Dunnet Head Lighthouse is only a 5 minute drive from the B&B. (All details on the picture below)

 

John O’ Groats Wildlife Cruises:
This is a 90 minute cruise. The particular route of the cruise depends on the prevailing tide & weather conditions. The two main routes are: 1. Through the Pentland Firth past Duncasby Head Lighthouse and around the Duncasby Stacks. 2. Cross the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth up close to Stroma and back to John O’ Groats. (All additional details are on the picture below)

 

Horse Riding School in Hallkirk:
This is a Horse Riding School in Hallkirk,  which is a 25  minute drive from the B&B, suited to all levels of riding. They take you out on a pony trek through nearby countryside in Hallkirk. (Further details are on the picture below)

 

Sandy Pedals:
These are bikes with 7 gears and wide tyres which enable the rider to easily ride on the beach. Up to 4 bikes can be delivered either to Castletown or Dunnet end of Dunnet Bay. Minimum of 30” or 80cm inside leg to safely handle the bike. Currently closed due to owner injury but will be opening mid-June.

 

Dunnet Head Lighthouse:
Dunnet Head Lighthouse is a 5 minute drive from Windhaven. On a clear day you can see far and wide, beautiful views all around. The Puffins are there from mid April to mid September.

Water Sports:

www.caithnessdivingclub.co.uk
The club welcomes divers qualified by any recognised training agency.
There is a good variation of easy and more challenging sites as well as shore, boat, wall, drift and wreck dives. A number of the shore dives sites are ideally suited to night diving.

www.mackayunderwater.com
Guided dives are available for qualified divers, by arrangement, and we also offer a diving and water-sports equipment hire facility to save you transporting weight-belts and cylinder.

 

Our neighbour Keith Parkes – Artisan in wood – www.keithparkes.com  his Facebook page: Rusticinteriors.Scot.

If you would like information on the walk from Dancasby Head to Cape Wrath, please visit this site www.northhighland-way.com.

Brough Bay Association is a membership community group dedicated to maintaining & improving the facilities at Brough harbour. They also organise social events such as, Bothy Nights, Harbour Days,Concerts, Cream teas and Know your patch walks for the benefit of the local community.


Links for the ferries:

Scrabster – www.northlinkferries.co.uk
Gills Bay – www.pentlandferries.co.uk
John O’ Groats – www.jogferry.co.uk