Dingwall Environment


Dingwall from Mitchell Hill

 

Dingwall and the Environment.

Situated at the head of the Cromarty Firth, Dingwall is a small market town, but was the capital of Scotland to the Vikings.  The countryside on either side contrasts starkly.  To the east is the Black Isle, one of the richest agricultural areas in Scotland, with many attractions for visitors.  Cromarty, at its eastern edge, is a wonderful mix of old buildings, one of the most interesting villages in Scotland.  This whole area is great for wildlife lovers, with the best dolphin-watching areas in the UK as well as frequently seen magnificent Red Kites.

West of Dingwall the landscape is much more rugged, with fine woodland walks along the Blackwater river, with Rogie Falls only one example of the wonderful cascades in this area.  Higher up, the valley becomes hemmed in by even higher mountains, with Ben Wyvis a true giant with magnificent views.

Dingwall from the Black Isle


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