Whenever I visit the north coast of Scotland I try to visit Saint John’s Pool, particularly in the bird breeding season. If you are interested in birds or wildlife at all I highly recommend it. Sitting in hides sketching birds is becoming a bit of an addiction of mine, and Saint John’s Pool is a particularly good spot for this.
Saint John’s Pool and The John Corbett Memorial Hide are situated on the north side of St.John’s Loch between Thurso and John o’ Groats. Access is free and open to the public all year round.