What to "See and Do" in Watten


Watten is a small village mid-way between Wick and Thurso.  It lies at the end of Loch Watten which is famous for its fishing.  

Famous as the Birthplace of "Alexander Bain" inventor of the Electric Printing Telegraph and the Electric Pendulum Clock.


Loch Watten
This Loch is renowned throughout Britain as one of the foremost lochs for freshwater fly-fishing.  Boats can be hired in Watten from Oldhall Caravans and Permits are available from Harper's Fly Fishing in Thurso and Hugo Ross in Wick.  Or book your fishing online at Hugo Ross.

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The Grey Cairns of Camster
These Cairns, known as the Grey Cairns of Camster, are two of the best preserved chambered tombs in Britain.  They date from the Neolithic period of more than 5000 years ago.  The people that lived and loved here were basically farmers.  In those days the land was much more fertile than it is now and supported the community well.

During the Bronze age, the temperature rose, the land was exploited more and more and the rainfall increased.  As the trees were removed so the underlying nutrients and the soil eroded, leaving the community without a means of maintaining themselves.

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