Knockbain House – Activities

In the local area you can cycle, bird-watch, hill-walk and fish.  Alternatively you might be thinking of playing some golf – there are 4 golf courses within easy reach of Dingwall and Castle Stuart, home of the Scottish Open, within half an hour’s drive.

Knockbain Farm has several well-maintained footpaths which connect with the local footpath network.  This makes for ample opportunity to enjoy some short or long distance walking. Walk Highlands is a great site if you are looking for different footpaths.

We are currently co-operating with the Peffery Way Association by co-sponsoring the construction of a major walking and cycle path from Dingwall to Strathpeffer. The work is nearly half completed and the finished section runs through Knockbain Farm.


By Train
Both the line west to Kyle of Lochalsh and north to Thurso (both from Dingwall station) afford stunning scenery unseen from the road.

By Car

  • South to Loch Ness;
  • East to Inverness, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle;
  • West to Ullapool, Gairloch and the beautiful beaches and mountains;
  • North to Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle and Castle of Mey;
  • Black Isle for Dolphin spotting.

We have every OS map of Scotland and our extensive local knowledge can help you find that secret beach you have always been looking for.