Eaglais, Loch Torridon

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Around Loch Torridon


At the junction of the A836 Wester Ross coastal route and the Torridon / Diabaig road stands the National Trust for Scotland’s Countryside centre (1 Apr to 30 Sep, Sun-Fri 10-5). This treasure trove of information on the geology, wildlife and history of the region provides the ideal introduction to this outstanding area. A short walk along the track from the car park leads to a deer museum housed at The Mains, with a small number of deer in the field opposite. Carry on to the loch itself where there is a bird-watching hide for spotting the local wildlife.

Further afield - north


Kinlochewe - garage (nearest available fuel), hotel/bar, Whistle Stop café


Loch Maree - Benn Eighe Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Victoria falls, Slioch, Slattadale


Gairloch - Heritage museum, fishing harbour, golf, beaches


Poolewe - Inverewe Gardens, Bridge café


Aultbea - Perfume studio, Aroma café and Image Studio

Further afield - south


Sheildaig


Applecross


Kishorn - seafood restaurant, artists craft shop


Locharron - weavers, Strome castle ruins, golf, Carron pottery and restaurant, Attadale Gardens


Plockton


Skye

Drive further along the Diabaig road to the village

of Fasag which sits directly beneath Liathach, the

highest mountain in the region.


Here you can enjoy a relaxing lunch or snack at

the Torridon Stores and Café, which includes on its

menu perhaps the most delicious carrot cake

in Scotland.


The road continues through the Corry forest passing below Beinn Alligin and above Inveralligin.  Beyond Brybeg the road winds and climbs dramatically to the Bealach na Gaoithe (pass of the wind) with glorious views arriving after four miles at Diabaig, a small crofting village with a lovely pier.