Thursday 5th May 2016 – 1149.14 miles.
Up and away by 7am.
Onwards we walked along Strathnaver. Before long we saw “The Home of The Red Priest”. Originally thought to be the dwelling place of a priest in the 8th or 9th century, the structure is the heavily robbed remains of a Neolithic burial chamber.
Soon we reached the Strathnaver Public Hall and being the 5th May it was polling day. Beside the hall was an interesting plaque commemorating an event that took place in 1800 – “The first gathering of men of the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders.”
The valley widened and we saw more smallholdings nestled in the hillside with fields of grazing sheep.
Eventually our road met the A836 coast road.
Our destination today was Bettyhill and as the name implies it was at the top of a hill! We had a steep climb made worse by the buffeting 40 mph winds that came from the South West.