Lochcarron, Wester Ross

This very beautiful part of Wester Ross abounds with some of the most magnificent scenery in the British Isles, with the mountains of Applecross and Torridon, rivers and glens, lochs and villages such as Applecross, Kishorn, Lochcarron, Shieldaig & Torridon, looking out to the Western Isles and the Atlantic Ocean.


Photography in the above gallery © by David Geddes.

There is an abundance of wildlife, climbing and walking are superb, boating and sailing are growing in popularity, fishing in rivers and lochs is here in abundance. For those interested in diving, another magnificent world of marine life exists beneath the waves. The waters in and around Loch Carron are particularly noted for their superb clarity making it an ideal place for underwater photography. Art Courses are available in the area and you can search out your ancestors in this land full of Clan History. If you play golf, Lochcarron has its own 9-hole course in a superb loch side location and visitors are very welcome. For railway enthusiasts, we have the famous Kyle Line which featured as one of Michael Palin’s “Great Railway Journeys of the World”. You can view the entire programme here, although the Lochcarron part of the journey is only featured in the last 15 minutes of the programme.

For garden-lovers of all kinds, the award-winning Attadale Gardens offer a further unique attraction of over 20 acres filled with beautiful water gardens, an impressive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, an amazing sculpture collection scattered throughout, a huge fern collection in a geodesic dome, not to mention a Japanese garden, kitchen garden and a giant sundial as well.

The North Coast 500 passes our door and Lochcarron is a perfect location to stop and take a breathtaking look at the scenery we enjoy everyday. It's also a perfect place to start your North Coast 500 tour just travel up the west coast and join the route in Lochcarron.

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The Definitive Guide to Lochcarron 

The Lochcarron Out and About Guide is the comprehensive guide for the Lochcarron area. With detailed information about where to explore, walk, cycle, fish, sail and kayak the guide will inspire you to get the most out of this beautiful area. Copies can be bought at a number of local shops and some accommodation owners offer them free to guests. We can also send you a copy to help you plan your visit to Wester Ross and the Highlands. 

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