Rockfield, Highland

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Rockfield is located in Highland
Rockfield shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NH916826
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tain
Postcode district PH20 1
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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57°49′11″N 3°49′30″W / 57.81985°N 3.82504°W / 57.81985; -3.82504Coordinates: 57°49′11″N 3°49′30″W / 57.81985°N 3.82504°W / 57.81985; -3.82504

Rockfield (Scottish Gaelic: Creag Tarail Bhig) is a hamlet in the parish of Tarbat, on the Tarbat Peninsula, near the village of Portmahomack, Easter Ross, Highland, Scotland. There is a small stone jetty and the traditional way of life included fishing and agriculture. Rockfield is generally east-facing, below the level of a raised beach.

Coastal Walks[edit]

Rockfield is a good place to start or finish a coastal walk. In a south-south-west direction you can walk from Rockfield to the Seaboard Village of Balintore. In a north-north-east direction you can walk from Rockfield to Tarbat Ness, round the headland and return to Portmahomack on the other side of the peninsula.

Rockfield to Balintore[edit]

This walk places the Moray Firth on your left with the opportunity to observe dolphins and occasional whales. The distance is reported as 8.5 km[1] with modest changes in elevation.

Rockfield to Tarbat Ness and on to Portmahomack[edit]

This walk may be broken into two halves. The first half, from Rockfield to Tarbat Ness is in a general north-north-west direction with the Moray First on the right-hand side. At Tarbat Ness, you can break your walk by viewing the Tarbat Lighthouse and tide pools. A road runs to the Lighthouse and an old salmon station.

The second half of the walk is on the opposite side of the Tarbat peninsula. You will be walking in a general south-south-west direction with more protected arm of the sea to your right-hand side. The walk ends in the village of Portmahomack.

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