Moorlands are extremely important for wildlife such as birds (breeding habitat). At dawn or dusk you can often catch a glimpse of deer or other mammals such as fox, badger or otter.
Camster Cairns moorland in Caithness Flow County. Two (accessible) Neolithic chambered cairns with great ritual and territorial significance for newly settled early farmers when the local climate was very different from today.
Flow Country: the largest expanse of blanket bog in the UK, extending over vast parts of Caithness and Sutherland: the Causewaymire (A9) leads the visitor past Loch Rangag with its robber baron’s broch, through miles and miles of Flow Country to Thurso.
Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve, located 43 miles from Helmsdale (east coast) on A897. This 21,000 hectares reserve is part of the Flow Country. Fascinating slide show here
North coast tour to Dunnet Head traversing an enchanting heather moorland, see also Seascape destinations.
The Struie Hill (range) with heather moorland and Million Dollar View across to former Viking-held Skibo Estate extending from Dornoch to the head of the Dornoch Firth, upgraded in the 19th century by golfing aficionado Andrew Carnegie, today centre of the prestigious Carnegie Club. Look for the Million Dollar View.