135 acres of permanent pasture and rough grazings
Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements included
Lot 2 – Newlands of Clyth – approximately 135.6 acres (54.9 Ha)
This block of land lies to the north of Lots 1 and to the east of the A9 trunk road. The land is a combination of grades 4, 5 and 6 and mainly comprises permanent pasture and rough grazings.
Clyth Mains lies approximately 12 miles south of Wick on the North Sea coast. The individual lots are easily accessible, located on either side of the A99 public road.
The nearest village is Lybster (2 miles), which provides services such as, a village shop, primary school, bank, community centre, post office and hotels. There is also a 9-hole golf course and a particular feature of the village is its scenic harbour which was once a busy herring fishing port.
Wick is the closest town with a population of around 7,000. It provides secondary education and health, recreational, retail, administrative and cultural facilities.
Caithness is a well-established agricultural area and has a good range of suppliers and contractors. The Caithness Machinery Ring is situated in Halkirk (23 miles). There is a local livestock market at Quoybrae (23 miles) which has regular sales throughout the year. There are also weekly sales in Dingwall, which is approximately 80 miles to the south.
The area is renowned for its rich history, wide open spaces, big skies and spectacular terrain of mountains, lochs, coastline and beaches. The fauna and flora is abundant and diverse from whales, porpoises and seals to birds of prey, deer and rare plant life. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy mountain biking, walking, kayaking, surfing, golfing and traditional country sports including excellent salmon fishing, the best of Europe’s trout fishing and sea angling.
John O’ Groats, one of Scotland’s best known attractions is located approximately 29 miles to the north. Nearby Scrabster is a gateway to the Orkney Islands and there are regular ferry services. There are also regular bus and rail services available from Thurso and scheduled flights from Wick to Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
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