There are lovely riding stables at Doll, on the A9 just south of Brora, which is about a half-hour’s drive from Suisgill. A small, friendly establishment, they offer anything from half-hour pony rides for the under 8s to full-day picnic rides. A great way to entertain the kids for the day. They also run wildlife treks and, if your other half or children are into horses but it’s not your cup of tea, you can even accompany them on a trek on a mountain bike.
There are some excellent mountain bike trails in the area, the closest being the Highland Wildcat trails at Golspie, which boast one of the longest downhill runs in the UK. The trails are graded green, blue, red and black and cater for everyone from die-hard MTB enthusiasts to young families.
North East Scotland is renowned for it’s fantastic surfing, around Wick and Thurso in particular. Rated surf spots are Thurso East, Dunnet Bay and Sinclair’s Bay, to name but a few. For more information about surfing in the North East of Scotland, try the Beach Wizard website and, for up-to-date surf reports and forecasts, try the Magic Seaweed website.