Situated on the shore of Loch Carron, this gem of a town in the western Highlands offers peace and tranquillity. With an abundance of wildlife and scenery, Lochcarron is an ideal location from which to explore further the west coast of Scotland with easy access to the Isle of Skye, Applecross, Torridon and Gairloch.
Fuar Tholl is without doubt the finest of the three summits. It has a fine corrie with the best buttress for sandstone climbing in the country. The north western arm of this corrie offers some easy but loose scrambling while the scree slope descending in the corrie to the east of point 895m offers an easy descent back down to the stalkers path.
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Near the seaward end of Loch Carron lies the picturesque village of Plockton. Those choosing the coastal route from Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh via Plockton and nearby Duirinish take longer to reach their destination than those who take the inland road, but the scenery is superb and Plockton is the undisputed highlight. This small lochside village is one of the most attractive in Scotland. A row of neatly painted cottages hugs the shoreline following the curve of the tiny harbour. Across the harbour the views are of white cottages on a craggy point, with the mountains of Wester Ross in the background. It comes as no surprise to find that Plockton is a haven for artists.