Dingwall has the northernmost canal in Britain. It was designed by Thomas Telford in 1817. Once the railway arrived the canal fell into disuse and is now the focus of plans by a local group to restore it. The Dingwall Canal was a short tidal canal running from the town of Dingwall to the Cromarty Firth in the county of Ross and Cromarty, Scotland – remains connected to the Firth, although it is now disused.
The Ferry Point is a local picnic area and very pretty – it is set at the end of the canal and you can walk along the side of the canal for some distance. THE scenic sights from Ferry Point in Dingwall can be enjoyed in comfort following seats and tables. The town’s community council organised the seats which they hope will be used by walkers, birdwatchers and families. There are four picnic tables and six seats that can each accommodate three people.
The Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company operates daily crossings on board the Glenachulish – the last working example of a manual turntable ferry – for 30 weeks of the year between Easter and the end of October.