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Ben Bhraggie traverse from Golspie
Introduction to Walk 3101

Photo from the walk - Ben Bhraggie traverse from Golspie

County/Area - Highland

Author - Andy Smith

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

Sutherland is a sparsely populated part of Scotland and gives a true sense that you are approaching the northernmost end of the Britain. The region around the Dornoch Firth is quite mountainous and gives a surprisingly impressive introduction of the northeast coast of the Scottish mainland.

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