"Cross The Kyle Of Tongue" Tongue Things to Do Tip by nickandchris

Tongue Things to Do: 7 reviews and 30 photos

  From picnic park, Kyle of Togue bridge
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  • From  picnic park, Kyle of Togue bridge - Tongue
      From picnic park, Kyle of Togue bridge
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  • Looking down to the Kyle of Tongue from east - Tongue
      Looking down to the Kyle of Tongue from east
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  • Ben Loyal from Kyle of Tongue - Tongue
      Ben Loyal from Kyle of Tongue
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  • From the western end of bridge, Kyle of Tongue - Tongue
      From the western end of bridge, Kyle of Tongue
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  • Kyle of Tongue beach - Tongue
      Kyle of Tongue beach
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Until 1971, the vast stretch of water known as the Kyle of Tongue, had to be crossed by ferry or circumnavigated by a winding, narrow road south of the Kyle. The bridge and substantial causeway replaced the ferry although the southerly route still remains and is a scenic gem on a clear day, offering wonderful views to Ben Loyal.

The low bridge is 201 yards long and then is linked to the causeway.On a windy day, I was a little concerned crossing on the motorbike but was reassured when a pedal cyclist rode past.


There are a few places to pull in to take inthe breath-taking views, one with picnic tables. That is what is so nice about Scotland, when there's room, they will allow parking, and at no charge! I did notice in a couple of pull offs the "no overnight parking" signs.

Fishing seemed poplar from the bridge, I guess the main rivers flows under here, those bing the Kinloch and Allt Ach an Strathain.

The village of Tongue is just south of the bridge, on the eastern side of the Kyle.

Address: Tongue, Sutherland
Directions: The A838, north coast, east of Durness.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 9, 2008
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