|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Strath Oykel (NC434009)|
|Distance:||14.3 miles (23 km)|
|Meets:||A836, C1140, C1138|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1136 is a lengthy route which runs north and west from Ardgay, first following the Kyle of Sutherland and then the River Oykel, coming to an end at Brae in Strath Oykel, a mile or so after a small bridge carries a side road over the river to meet the A837. It is therefore not quite a dead end, and whilst somewhat slower than the A roads across the water, it is and enjoyable drive, or cycle route. There are actually two starts point for this route in Ardgay, both on the A836, either side of the railway line. The road then snakes through the village to cross the River Carron, with the two Strath Carron routes - the C1140 and C1138 - heading west.
Running alongside the railway as the village is left behind, the road sits above the Kyle of Sutherland. The railway is crossed and recrossed before Culrain, with the well known Carbisdale Castle sitting in the woods above the village. The railway crosses the Invershin Viaduct to the north shore, but the road stays to the south, slowly climbing above the Kyle as it runs through scattered settlements. The tidal reach of the Kyle extends beyond the confluence with the River Casseley, and then the road drops to the River Oykel, with the aforementioned bridge over the river a short distance before the end of this scenic road.