- A897 road
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direction= South to north
single track roadis entirely within the Highland council area of Scotland. It runs generally north from the A99 at Helmsdaleto the A836 near Halladale Bridge, east of Melvich. The road passes through or near Kildonan, Kinbraceand Forsinard, and has a junction with the B871 at Kinbrace.
Helmsdale is on the east-facing
North Sea coastof Britain. Melvich is about 40 miles (64 km) away, on the north-facing Atlantic coast. Apart from half a mile (1 km) or so within Helmsdale, the entire road is single track.
Between Helmsdale and Kinbrace the road is in
Strath Ullie(known also as Strath Kildonan). The River Ullie(known also as the River Helmsdale) reaches the seaat Helmsdale. Between Forsinard and Halladale Bridge the road is in Strath Halladale. The River Halladalereaches the sea near Melvich.
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