Venture North

Lose yourself and find your own space

Venture North

Lose yourself and find your own space.

Venture North

Lose yourself and find your own space

Venture North

Lose yourself and find your own space.

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Go the Extra Mile & Venture North

Whether venturer or adventurer you will find a region rich in unique leisure opportunities. Go surfing at Thurso East at the world famous reef break, or join the ‘end-to-enders’ and visit the northerly extremes on the UK mainland at Dunnet Head or John O’Groats. Have a change from seascapes in Scotland’s first European Geopark with its 3,000 million year old rocks and classic hills, like Suilven and Stac Pollaidh, amongst the wildest places in Britain.Take time to unwind under gigantic skies in our ancient land and tread in the footsteps of our Pictish and Norse ancestors whose enigmatic architectural remains cover our landscape. If you’re lucky you might even see the Northern Lights in our clear dark skies.When you’ve climbed, trekked, mountain-biked, surfed, gazed, explored and recharged, come inside and enjoy the Highland warmth and hospitality. Time to venture north! 

 

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Taste North

Ackergill Tower, Wick. 1st October 2017

At Taste North you will be able to join us in a celebration of all that the Caithness and Sutherland larder has to offer. 

All details of our 2017 event at Ackergill Tower are on the Taste North schedule - click through to find out more!

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People of the North Coast 500

People of the North Coast 500

The idea was simple – travel one of the best road routes in the world and meet and photograph the people who live and work along the way. The reality was two incredible weeks of travelling taking in some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer whilst meeting people with amazing skills, stories, and heritage and above all, love of the land where they live and work. These portraits are a diary of our journey and an insight into the lives of the people of the North Coast 500. A project in collaboration with: Venture North, North Coast 500 & Rocking Vans

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Venture North Discovery - Monika Strell: Discover More in Four Seasons

Venture North Discovery - Monika Strell: Discover More in Four Seasons

My three Venture North blog posts have coincided with the seasons changing around us. I started writing in late spring, as the cumulus of yellow gorse were fading, making space for the lush green of bracken. The next piece was written in late summer when an early and lusciously rich bloom of heather turned the landscape into a sea of purple with the rowan trees just starting their incredible annual display of vibrant red berries. Now, in November, the colours have changed once more. I look out onto our forever changing croft to indulge in the yellow gold displayed by the larches just about hanging on to the last of their needles and the rich bronze-brown of the winter bracken. My all time favourite winter colours on the croft are the hundreds of birches that cover the hillsides - their skeletal silver-white trunks and boughs blending into those wonderful purple tops that glow a vibrant burgundy in the low winter sun.

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