Eat, drink and socialise:

The Ben Loyal Hotel, Tongue approx 4 miles

The Tongue Hotel,  Tongue approx 4 miles

The Craggan Hotel, Melness approx 1/2 mile

There is a Local shop/postoffice within 1 mile in Talmine. There is a Spar shop and a shop/post office in Tongue, 4 miles away.

Beaches and mountains

Melness beaches, are just down the croft land at the front of the house. You can walk down to the sand dunes and along the usually deserted beaches to the mouth of the Kyle of Tongue where you can look out to the Rabbit islands and Talmine bay and harbour. you can see the Orkney Islands on a clear day. You will often be spotted by the seals.

melness beach february

Talmine harbour and beaches.






Ben Loyal. Queen of the Scottish Mountains

Ben Hope. The most Northerly Munro in the Scottish Highlands. 


Walk up to castle Varrich

Talmine and Achininver Beach circuit

Slightly further afield there are:

SKerray Harbour

Borgie Forest

Cape Wrath

Handa Island

Strathnaver Museum


Highland Stoneware