What to Do
Our top 10 things to do in the North of Scotland- Apart from surf or paddle board with us of course;)
Do you want to jump off from the top of the 37 meters high coastal cliff and enjoy the flight next to the Atlantic Ocean high across one of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Highlands with speeds up to 40 mph? It is a fun and thrilling zip lining experience in really unique and spectacular location- this is the same beach we run surf lessons at near Durness!
No booking is required.
Iain runs daily yoga and mindfulness sessions in his studio in Thurso! He also does beach yoga with an optional dip in the sea afterwards on nice evenings. He is the best yoga teacher we have ever come across, the perfect way to relax after a surf!
You can book into any of his yoga sessions here
Sutherland Adventure Company was established in 2021 to bring premium paddleboard hire and lessons to Sutherland. They are extremely passionate about the water, paddle boarding and our beautiful area. They pride ourselves on offering high quality Freshwater Bay Paddle Co boards which are designed in the UK.
Their tailor-made tours of Caithness offer a unique experience allowing time just for you. They offer walking tours of their hometowns Wick and Thurso, or for a unique day out let them take you to visit and tour some of our local distilleries with a tasty lunch included to sample some of our local produce. Their driving tours explore many hidden gems in Caithness whilst appreciating dramatic scenery and breathtaking views.
At Farm Buggy Tours, they aim to offer their guests a fun and informative experience of their traditional family run hill farm in the North of Scotland near Melvich in their off road all terrain 4 wheel drive buggy.
Get off the beaten track for a unique rural experience! Learn about sheep and cattle farming, spend time with the farmer to learn about how your food is produced, learn about the local history and their famous natural environment.
With at least 5,000 years of history, the rugged Orkney Islands are one of Scotland’s most compelling destinations. Skip the car hire costs and soak up the sights with a guide on this convenient coach tour from John O’Groats. Ride the Churchill Barriers that link the islands; see Stromness, Kirkwall, Skara Brae, and the Italian Chapel; and look for seals and seabirds on the Scapa Flow. Tour excludes entrance fees.
A tutored masterclass in their private tasting room exploring “The Maritime malt”, and four whiskies from their core range, each defined and shaped by their coastal home of Wick. Their unique tutored masterclass will take you through their 12, 15 and 18 Year Old Scotch Whiskies and a specially selected single cask. As part of your visit, expect to be immersed in our history as you enjoy a dram mere steps from where it was crafted. £20pp
Join the Geo Explorer in nearby Wick for an exciting tour of the East Caithness coastline. Exploring caves, Whaligoe Haven, castles, geos, natural arches and much more. Don’t forget your camera as you witness close up views of seasonal nesting birds and marine wildlife with an informative commentary throughout.
Family friendly seating for up to 12 passengers. Sailing times are very flexible depending on demand.
Swim in the North Baths
Wick’s has two outdoor swimming pools – the Trinkie and the North Baths. They are natural sea water pools which are painted yearly. There is a road that runs down to it and on a hot summer’s day you will find families having picnics and swimming here. Still cleaned out each year by volunteers and painted white it is still a cold dip even in summer. Othere good sea swimming spots are Brough, Dunnet beach and Port Skerra
Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) is the UK’s most northerly mainland arts centre in the heart of Caithness, Scotland. Every year, they present a programme of live performances from touring companies and visual arts – from Scotland, the UK and the world. This includes theatre, dance, family events, jazz, folk, classical and world music, comedy, circus, and much more. LAC also presents performances in around 12 village halls and community centres across Caithness and North Sutherland.