|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||21.2 miles (34.1 km)|
|Meets:||A836, B873, A838|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1034 is one of the longest C roads in the Highland region, running through the north west of the sparsely populated county of Sutherland. It starts at the crossroads in the tiny village of Altnaharra, and runs west then northwest, following the River Mudale. The watershed is crossed just beyond Loch Meadie, and then the road drops into Strathmore. This is a long, flat valley, stretching all the way north, along the shores of Loch Hope, to the tiny village of Hope near the north coast.
Whilst the road passes very few properties, has a reputation for a lack of maintenance, and appears to serve little value, it is still a popular route for some of the tourists who visit this remote corner of the Highlands. The reason is the Broch of Dun Dornaigil a few miles south of Loch Hope. This is one of the more complete brochs on the mainland.