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Links

Some links you may find useful:

Cycle hire and bike shops
Ticket to Ride – bike hire and shuttle service based in Inverness
Monster Bike – Inverness cycle hire
Inverness Bike Hire – mountain bike hire
Square Wheels – bike shop in Strathpeffer
Bikes of Inverness – bike shop in Inverness
Black Isle Bicycles – bike hire on the Black Isle
Velocity Café and Bicycle Workshop – what it says on the tin – a café and workshop in Inverness where you can rent a station to work alone or alongside a mechanic

Local attractions/activities
Ecoventures – dolphin and wildlife watching boat trips out of Cromarty
Dolphin Trips Avoch – dolphin trips out of Avoch
Cromarty Courthouse Museum – free entry
Groam House Museum – located in Rosemarkie, it houses a collection of Pictish stones and the George Bain Celtic art collection, free entry
Torridon Sea Tours – luxury sea tours departing daily from Shieldaig

Mountain biking
Mountain Biking in Scotland – resource hub for mountain biking in Scotland
Forestry Commission – mountain bike trails
Mountain Biking Scotland – resource for mountain biking in the Highlands
Trail Scotland – contains a wealth of information for Scotland’s mountain bike community

Road cycling
Scottish Cycling – lots of information on all things cycling
Sustrans – info on the National Cycle Network

Walking and climbing
walkhighlands – walk routes and a multitude of other information
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland – all you need to know for a day out in the hills

Watersports
Boots N Paddles – offer adventurous days out & weekends, adventure holidays and family activities throughout Scotland, all year round.
Explore Highland – one-stop shop for open canoeing, river kayaking, sea kayaking and white water rafting in the Scottish Highlands
Dam releases – Hydro release schedules for rivers
Where’s the Water – river levels around Scotland
Admiralty Easy Tide – comprehensive tidal prediction service
Magic Seaweed – surf reports and wave forecasts

Weather
Met Office – national weather information service
XC Weather – wind and weather information
Mountain Weather Information Service – national weather service
SunCalc – SunCalc, a great little app that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location showing sun positions at sunrise, a specified time and sunset. Especially useful if you’re into photography!

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