The Local Area

The cottage is an excellent base from which to explore Wester Ross and visit places of interest;

  • Applecross
  • Attadale Gardens
  • Loch Torridon
  • Sheildag
  • Inverew Gardens
  • Isle of Skye
  • Eilean Donan Castle

Applecross is reached by driving over the the Bealach na Ba or Pass of the Cattle the highest road in Britain and was highlighted by Monty Hall’s TV series. The scenery is fantastic and you can make it a round trip by coming back the coastal road to Shieldaig. Try and go on a clear dry day to make the best of views from the top of hill as the Outer Hebridies can be seen in the distance.

Beinn Eighe Reserve

Just outside Kinlochewe is the Beinn Eighe mountain reserve. It has a visitor centre and two very well maintained trails that both pass through the remains of the great Caledonian forest. The views from the top of the mountain trail over Loch Maree and Wester Ross are absolutely stunning.

Kyle of Lochalsh Railway Line

The Kyle of Lochalsh Line is a single track railway line in the Scottish Highlands, running from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh. The route is sparsely populated, but the scenery is beautiful and dramatic. The journey from Inverness to Kyle was featured in Michael Palin’s ‘Great Railway Journeys of the World’ (1980).