Torridon and Gairloch walks

Torridon is at the heart of the area covered by this section, its name a clarion call to hillwalkers everywhere. Equal to the magnificent sandstone mountains that make this region famous are the beauties of Loch Torridon itself, a fjord, and Loch Maree, probably the most picturesque of all Scotland's freshwater lochs.

South of Torridon are Applecross and Lochcarron, with mountains that yield nothing in ruggedness to their more famous counterparts, 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, many of them still unfrequented. Inland is a vast area of little-visited, rocky peaks known to walkers as 'The Great Wilderness'.

Each of the routes on the site is available as digital route downloads for GPS.

Map of Torridon region derived from SVG map of Scotland by Eric Gaba; licenced under CCSA.

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