Torridon & Beinn Eighe

With some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Scotland, this entire area is a magnet for walkers, geologists and naturalists. Torridon takes in Liathach, 1,054 m (3,456 ft) and Beinn Alligin, 985 m (3,230 ft), and is composed mainly of Torridonian sandstone dating back 750 million years. Beinn Eighe runs up the side of one of Scotland's most beautiful Lochs, and includes Britain's first ever national nature reserve, along with the huge multi-peaked mass of Beinn Eighe itself, over 3,000 ft high.

Liathach

South of Torridon are Applecross and Lochcarron, with high, rugged mountains, as well as attractive fishing villages and forest walks.

To the north is Gairloch, an area that has long been famous for its many fine sandy beaches, Gaelic culture, and views across to Skye and the islands. Inland is a vast area of little-visited, rocky peaks known to walkers as 'The Great Wilderness'.

Beinn Eighe

 For visitors who would like to find out more about Beinn Eighe, there’s a visitor centre open from Easter to October just outside Kinlochewe. This has free entry, and has interactive displays, local visitor information, and live webcams sited on the reserve. Walking trails which start here are open all year and a further path links the visitor centre with the village of Kinlochewe. The visitor centre and nature reserve are managed by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Loch Maree's White tailed Sea Eagles

For those looking for a longer walk, the woodland (1½ kms) and mountain (6½ kms) trails leave from the Coire na Glas Leitr car park on the shores of Loch Maree.  The woodland trail explores the ancient pine forest which clings to the lower slopes while the mountain trail offers a more strenuous opportunity to venture into the mountain environment.

At the heart of the reserve is the Beinn Eighe ridge, a huge cluster of of rugged peaks, ridges and scree-covered slopes between Loch Maree and Glen Torridon.  For the more experienced, and prepared hiker, this area offers plenty of opportunities for a challenging and strenuous day out. The reserve has many rare creatures - not only Eagles, but Dragonflies, Pine Marten, Crossbills, Red Deer, Ptarmigan, and much more.

Download the Torridon Walking guide for further information!

 

And remember! It's not just the BIG things that make our BIG 5 memorable!

It's the many little creatures and plants that we have as well - like............

 

 

       Spotted orchids           Golden Ringed Dragonflies               Sundew

 

Still time to spare ? Have a look at all the other reasons to visit here!

 

 

Posted on Monday, July 9th 2018

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Tourism Strategy for Wester Ross

Visit Wester Ross have produced a new Tourism Strategy for the Wester Ross area. Although there was a strategy produced previously, this was carried out prior to the significant impact that the North Coast 500 has had Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
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