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Dalnaha, Strathmore

"Dalnaha, Strathmore" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

Beyond Loch More, in upper Strathmore, there are few buildings still in an inhabitable state. There are some old shooting lodges, and a small community around Altnabreac railway station, but most of the old buildings are ruins now. The cottage at Dalnaha is one of the survivors. It's not lived in permanently, but it's furnished and presumably used as a holiday cottage. With no other properties within several miles it would be a very peaceful place to stay.

Approaching Smean

"Approaching Smean" - watercolour - 24 x 36 cm


Smean is one of the hills in the rugged country in the south of Caithness. There are no paths to its summit, but it has impressive granite tors and extensive views over the Flow Country, which make it well worth the effort to reach it.