Lochcarron lies amidst some of the finest scenery in the British Isles and is an absolute paradise for all those who love the great outdoors. Many people who visit this beautiful area do so to escape from it all, to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the truly spectacular views.
It's certainly very easy around here to put some distance between yourself and the rest of civilisation! Simply put on a pair of walking boots and set off on one of the numerous walks and climbs in the area and you will quite quickly find that you have the world almost entirely to yourself with perhaps just a tumbling burn for company. In fact, you are probably more likely in some places to see some kind of wildlife, a deer or a pine marten or perhaps even an otter if you are lucky, rather than another human being.
Apart from walking and climbing - and of course wildlife and bird watching - many of our visitors enjoy other outdoor activities such as cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and diving. For those who enjoy more formal activities, there is a 9-hole golf course just outside the village to which visitors are very welcome.
For those who simply want to tour and to drink in the superb views to be seen at virtually every corner, Lochcarron makes an excellent base.
For short morning or afternoon trips, places such as Applecross (approached by the famous Bealach na Ba - the Pass of the Cattle - the highest road in Britain), Shieldaig, Torridon and Plockton are all within easy travelling distance.
For full days out, the whole of Wester Ross is easily accessible to the north, whilst to the south and west are Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye, this now accessible free of charge via the Skye Bridge which is only just over 30 minutes' drive from Lochcarron.
For days when you prefer some rather more organised type of activity such as diving or watching a game of shinty, or you want to study the rich heritage of the area, or simply to engage in some light retail therapy in the local arts and crafts outlets, there are several local businesses and organisations which can cater to your wishes. And if you would like to have a day off from driving and simply wish to sit back and let someone else do the work, its even possible to organise a conducted tour from Lochcarron village.