The very name of Torridon is a clarion call, and the area is a mecca for all hillwalkers and lovers of wild places. The magnificent sandstone mountains that give this district its reputation are huge, brooding monoliths whose pinnacled crests give memorable expeditions.
The impressively gouged glacial trench Glen Torridon runs between these magnificent peaks from Kinlochewe down to the coast. Here, the landscape changes completely as the great fjord of Loch Torridon is bordered by pinewoods and beautiful vistas. Picturesque Shieldaig and Diabaig on either side of the loch are quiet refuges with great coastal walks. North of Kinlochewe is Loch Maree, and its beautiful pinewoods - presided over by the castellated rock fortress of Slioch - have helped it gain the reputation of being Scotland's finest freshwater loch.
|Torridon Trail - boathouse walk||1.5km||45 min - 1 hour|
|Buzzard Path, Beinn Eighe visitor centre||1.5km||30 mins - 1 hour|
|Woodland Trail, Beinn Eighe NNR||1.5km||1 hour|
|Torridon village walks, Torridon||6km||2 hours|
|Diabaig to Craig||8km||2.5 - 3.5 hours|
|Shieldaig peninsula||4.5km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Loch Coulin and Loch Clair||9km||2.5 - 3.5 hours|
|Aird Mhòr and the Falls of Balgy||14km||3.5 - 4 hours|
|Triple Buttress of Coire Mhic Fhearchair||14km||3.5 - 5 hours|
|Mountain Trail, Beinn Eighe NNR||6.5km||3 - 4 hours|
|Diabaig to Inveralligin||8km||2.5 - 3.5 hours|
|Beinn Dàmh (or Ben Damph)||12km||5 - 6 hours|
|Diabaig Coastal Circuit||12km||4 - 5 hours|
|Behind Liathach - Coire Mhic Nobuil & Coire Dubh||12km||3.5 - 5 hours|
|Meall a' Ghiubhais, Loch Maree||9km||4.5 - 6 hours|
|Beinn a' Chearcaill, from Loch Maree||12.5km||5 - 6 hours|
|Beinn Dearg, Torridon||14km||7 - 7.5 hours|
|Sgòrr nan Lochan Uaine and Sgùrr Dubh||14.25km||7.5 - 9 hours|
|Ruadh-stac Beag||15.5km||6.5 - 7.5 hours|
|Beinn Eighe (western summits)||18km||7 - 9 hours|
|Slioch, near Kinlochewe||19km||8 - 9 hours|
|Beinn Alligin||10.5km||7 - 8 hours|
|Liathach, Glen Torridon||11.5km||8 - 10 hours|
|Cape Wrath Trail||376km||2-3 weeks|
|Scottish National Trail||864km||6 weeks|
Ben Dolphin enjoys the company of a furry visitor on his holiday in Kinlochewe.
"Oh wow! A pine marten visits the cottage" I exclaimed, uber-excitedly, as I turned a page in the cottage guest book.
David Lintern is woo’ed by the Beinn Eighe woodlands.
"This visit to Coille na Glas Letire – ‘the wood of the grey slope’ – was something of a pilgrimage for me; it’s where British Conservation stopped being theoretical and became physical. In 1951, Beinn Eighe and its surrounds became the UK’s first National Nature Reserve..."
Fiona Russell provides an introduction to the wonders of Torridon.
"In my opinion, there are few glens in Scotland as dramatic as Torridon and a drive along the road that winds through the base of the glacier-eroded valley is always breath-taking. No matter the season or the weather..."