Walking & Climbing
from short strolls to major expeditions
This is the go-to website for walks and hill walks of all types: WalkHighlands. It lists a wide range for all ages, tastes and abilities, but only you can tell whether you are fit and experienced enough to do them.
walk to Badachro Inn
One walk much loved by our family and guests is the walk to Badachro Inn. Walk along the road for some 400 metres before passing through the metal kissing-gate on your left )before you get to Badachro Distillery). Follow the rocky path (which can be wet in bad weather), cross an old footbridge, and then head on up to the road. Turn left and left again when you see the sign for the Inn.
Red Point Beaches
There are many lovely coastal walks, though comparatively few coastal paths. You can walk to either Red Point beach, the one on Loch Torridon (past the farmhouse) being the longer of the two. Better still, why not link them with a walk around the Point itself? Often boggy and there’s a burn to cross, but always enjoyable if you go prepared. Read more here: Red Point Beaches.
Gairloch Beach & Pier
Gairloch Beach & Pier is another lovely walk that blends beach with headland with ancient arboretum and a visit to bustling Gairloch Pier. There’s a cafe on the pier and and in Gairloch Golf Club’s clubhouse, and you also pass an ancient graveyard if you feel like a nap!
Flowerdale Glen, Gairloch takes you to a waterfall and back on a circular walk, and you can continue beyond the waterfall on rough ground up a steep-sided glen if you so choose.
And another lovely, slightly longer low-level walk is the Loch Kernsary round, at Poolewe
You are surrounded by a hillwalker’s paradise, and a satisfying starter – more of a walk than a climb – takes you up to the Fairy Lochs, above Shieldaig Lodge Hotel.