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Bird Watching in Caithness With The Rangers

John Corbett Memorial Hide

Unique visitors' attraction opens in Caithness
For people who enjoy art and bird-watching, Caithness now has a unique venue which manages to combine both interests in one beautiful setting.

Visitors can now see a range of original works and high quality prints by local wildlife and landscape artist Julian Smith at his exhibition on the north shores of St. John's Loch.  Following the highly successful 'Artsmith' show in May 2004 the gallery space is now open at selected times from July to September. Visitors can also arrange to view by appointment (details below).


Whatever the weather visitors can then take advantage of the newly reopened John Corbett Memorial Hide, just 200 metres from the exhibition. The hide overlooks St. John's Pool and offers possibly the best birdwatching facility in Caithness.  With nearly 200 species having been recorded at the site and superb views of breeding birds, there's hardly a dull moment from spring to autumn. Even in winter there are often impressive numbers of wildfowl on both the pool and the adjacent St. John's Loch.  For the avid rarity chaser St. John's has an enviable list of species for such an under-watched part of Britain so come along, you just never know what you might find.

Artsmith Summer Exhibition open Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and 7-9pm; Sundays 2-4pm from July to September.  Or visit www.artsmith-caithness.co.uk 
Tel 01847 851 283


The John Corbett Memorial Hide at St. John's Pool is open all year round but please follow notices. Entry is FREE.