Torrisdale Pony Trekking

Visit and admire the beautiful sands of Farr Bay and Torrisdale Bay which cradle the village.

To the south of Bettyhill are the pre-clearance sites of Rossal and Achanlochy. There are many sites of archaeological and geographical interest. This area has a wide variety of lime and acid loving species such as crowberry, mountain avens, moss campion and bearberry with notable dwarf shrubs Because of the severe exposure, uncommon mountain plants can be found growing almost at sea level. The raised beach contains archaeological sites A Torrisdale Trekking Centre is operated from a base at Invernaver, near Bettyhill.

The centre provides an opportunity for everyone to experience the beauty and remoteness of one of Sutherland’s finest beaches – some three to four miles of golden sands – on horseback. At the moment the beach is not easily accessed from the Bettyhill side and involves a walk of about a mile.

Pony trekking is available at Bettyhill which is about 17 miles away. Here, amongst other rides, you can take a trek along the wonderful beach at Torrisdale Bay. Even if you have never sat on a horse in your life Lorna will find just the right mount for you. There is also an outdoor riding arena if you would like a lesson. Small parties are catered for as well as one to one treks. Booking in advance, particularly during the summer, is advisable.

Pony trekking packages can be arranged Bettyhill Hotel with their local Torrisdale Trekking. Where else can you canter across the deserted sandy beach of Torrisdale Bay? Beach Treks, One to one if required. Small groups catered for.

Lorna MacKay,
Tel: 01641 521472


Torrisdale Pony Trekking
The Ferry House 86 Invernaver, Bettyhill
Scotland, UK

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