Must See Attractions


The River Balgy and Loch Damph

The Balgy is a short river of only a mile, flowing from the northern end of Loch Damph and entering Loch Torridon to the east of Shieldaig. Salmon, averaging 7 pounds or so, run the river from June, with something over fifty being taken each season. Loch Damph used to be famous for its sea trout but the sea trout are now scarce. Rods on the river may be available from the Tigh an Eilean Hotel, Shieldaig.

Beinn Alligin

Beinn Alligin means the Mountain of Beauty or Jeweled Mountain – and it lives up to the name. This is the easiest of the three famous Torridon ridge traverses, with spectacular views and stunning terrain. It includes a traverse of the Horns, which offer reasonably straightforward summer scrambling.

Torridon Walks

Shieldaig and Kinlochewe. The very name of Torridon is a clarion call and the area is a mecca for all hillwalkers and lovers of wild places.

Liathach is rated by many mountaineers and hillwalkers as Scotland’s finest mountain, challenged only by An Teallach and the Cuillin of Skye. Its traverse is an expedition that will be remembered forever.

The Triple Buttress of Beinn Eighe

Compared to the majesty of Liathach, Beinn Eighe looks less impressive from the road –
an enormous and uninviting scree-girt ridge. Hidden away from the traffic however is its
finest feature – the magnificent Coire Mhic Fhearchair, one of the finest corries in Scotland.
A popular and straightforward hillwalk reveals the classic view of the towering Triple Buttress
reflected in the waters of a beautiful lochan.

Am Ploc, Open Air Church, Fasaig Loch Torridon
This open Air Church is located on the beach at Fasaig at the head of
Loch Torridon, Wester Ross. It was in use for worship until the late 1960’s.
The pulpit is in the centre left of picture, in adverse weather a sail was draped
over the complete area. Although no longer in use it is still capable of being
used but only by the very hardy.

Quiraing Skye

As part of the Trotternish ridge it has been formed by a massive landslip which has created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. Choose a clear day and bring your camera. The Quiraing walk is a loop, returning you to the same point (the carpark). It covers a distance of 6.8km, with the average time to complete the walk being 2 hours (with no stops).