N E W S F E E D S >>>
Country Houses Index

                         A to Z Caithness

Lochdhu Lodge

The lodge dates from around 1895 and once belonged to the Sinclair family.  The house was built some twenty years after the nearby Altnabreac Station where the building materials were transported to as there were no suitable roads.   The house was for while a hotel but this closed in 1975 and the house reverted to a private residence.   The roads today are not made up roads but tracks which are accessible to cars but in poor weather extreme care is required to prevent going off the road.  The area is remote and it is always worth telling people where you are going when heading into isolated places.
It is possible to walk from Altnabreac to Westerdale a distance of about 14 miles.  There is a Post Bus running from Halkirk in a round trip that takes in Altnabreac and several of the large houses in the area driving along the rough roads.  The Post Bus is a small vehicle  - usually a land rover so make sure you have checked if there are seats.  Check Trains.  There is also a school bus that may be able to take passengers.  Distances between habitation here are long with five to ten miles between houses common and there are no shops and few phones.