Torridon

Torridon has perhaps the most striking skyline in the Scottish Highlands.

  • Walks

    Walking around Torridon

    Torridon offers some of the most spectacular walking on the Scottish mainland but also presents some of the most serious challenges. You need to be fit, experienced and well prepared and also be aware of the notoriously unpredictable weather. You should have a compass and the relevant map. Beinn Eighe (3,309 ft) has nine peaks and is the largest of the Torridon mountains. To traverse its ridge is a mighty undertaking and can take two days. A much shorter and easier walk around the base of the mountain is described below, under Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

    For those who are not experienced hill walkers, there's a Ranger Service for visitors. During July and August the ranger, Seamus McNally, takes guided walks up into the mountains three times a week. For more details call, Tel. 791221. A recommended local mountain guide is Steve Chadwick, Tel. 712455.

    Beinn Eighe NNR

    Scotland's first national nature reserve and and home to a wonderful variety of local wildlife. For visitors who would like to find out more about Beinn Eighe, there‚Äôs a visitor centre open from Easter to October just outside Kinlochewe.  The three trails which start here are open all year and a further path links the visitor centre with the village of Kinlochewe. The visitor centre has a small shop area with tourist information and a shop selling books and products about nature.

  • Torridon Hotels & Accommodation

    About a mile south of the turn-off to Torridon village is the magnificent Loch Torridon Hotel, Tel. 791242, Fax. 791296, www.lochtorridonhotel.com 19 ensuite rooms. Open all year. This fairytale Gothic pile sits on the lochside surrounded by majestic mountains and offers the ultimate in style and comfort. It also boasts one of the finest restaurants in the area (expensive). There are several B&Bs, including the excellent Upper Diabaig Farm, Tel. 790227, open Apr-Sep, in Upper Diabaig. There are also a couple of SYHA hostels. One is in Torridon village, Tel. 791284, open 29 Jan-31 Oct, with an adjacent campsite. The other is much smaller and more basic, 4 miles north of Diabaig on the trail to Redpoint, at the disused crofting township of Craig (no phone; open 14 May-3 Oct).

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