The little town of Cromarty lies at the eastern tip of the Black Isle (which is neither black nor an isle!) about 25 miles north of Inverness but just far enough away to have retained its character and heritage
Sitting on the sheltered shores of the Cromarty Firth, the town offers a perfect get-away with scenic walks, dolphin-spotting, exploring the history and regular cultural events. The town is a conservation area with examples of eighteenth and nineteenth century merchants’ houses juxtaposed with the pretty cottages and lanes of the old Fishertown. There are two museums, a mediaeval church, interesting little shops and several eateries, so enough to keep a visitor occupied and relaxed for the duration of their stay. Situated only 15 miles from the A9, the main route north, it does, however, offer an ideal base for exploring the rest of the peaceful Black Isle or to head further afield to the scenically diverse North Highlands.
Getting to High Fields
The postcode for satnav is IV11 8XS
If coming from the South then about a mile after crossing the Kessock Bridge look out for the right turn signposted for Fortrose, Cromarty and the Black Isle.
Continue to follow signs for Cromarty and eventually (having been through Fortrose and Rosemarkie) you will find yourself looking at the Cromarty Firth to your left and going down a long, straight road that eventually takes you into the town of Cromarty itself.
Satnav warning – your satnav may try and make you turn right before you get down into Cromarty, up a road signposted to Eathie. We strongly suggest you ignore it. It will then try and take you down a track which is rutted and deeply potholed. It will get you to the Bothy but it may also damage your car.
Continue down into Cromarty and go through the town, down onto Shore Street. Continue to follow the road. Continue on Shore Street and you will pass the Old Brewery on your right. Follow the road passed the Old Brewery and a high wall on your right. You will then take a sharp right turn. As you begin to climb you will see the bowling green on the left and then pass the tunnel to Cromarty House and the Stables, both on your right. Keep going up the windy hill and you will come to a T-junction. Turn right and then immediately go straight on, onto a farm track with a wall to your left. Continue along this track, passing on your left, redundant farm buildings and passing a sign saying ‘Speed Bumps 5 mph’. High Fields is the second property on the left.