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Diabaig, Torridon

Wester Ross, Scotland

IV22 2HE

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© 2016 by TIGH BRACHEN BOTHIES

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AROUND The Bothies

Torridon offers an array of options for the active visitor. The walking and hiking options around Torridon are numerous – there is something for everyone. You can take on the challenge of climbing one of the many Torridon corbetts or munros, which are synonymous with the Scottish Highlands, or you can explore some of the beautiful low level coastal walks around Loch Torridon.  The beautiful sea lochs and lochans are waiting to be explored by kayak, and there are plenty of opportunities for sea and loch fishing. You will be spoilt for choice in Torridon for things to do.

WALKING & CLIMBING

The Torridon area offers some truly outstanding walking and climbing. With Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Beinn Damph, Beinn Eighe on the door step, to Loch Maree and the last great wilderness of Letterewe and Slioch, you will be spoilt for choice trying to choose which one to do first!

A small selection of walking books are available in the Holt and printouts of some of the routes and maps should also be available.

 

You can find a few of our favourite walks by following the link below.  Each page provides you with a map and brief  walk details.   We still have many more walks to explore, so please return to this page for updates.  

 

WILDLIFE

There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen along the West Coast of Scotland.  Sea otters are commonplace with sightings made regularly in Diabaig, Torridon, Shieldaig and Gairloch, and the area is a vital refuge for the rare and secretive pine marten, who live in the woods surrounding the bothies. The beautiful islands of Loch Maree and Shieldaig are home to sea eagles and black throated divers, and the area’s many lochans echo to the boom of the red throated divers.  The list of Torridon wildlife is endless, and all can be seen in this very special area on the west coast of Scotland.

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Torridon boasts some great mountain biking routes to challenge yourself and your bike!  Why not come and put your skills to the test on the epic Torridon circuit – 29 miles of tough riding with 806 mtrs of breath sapping ascent, or on the slightly shorter but no less challenging 14 mile Beinn Damph circuit.  

 

But there are many more to choose from.  If you don't fancy going off road, the roads in the region are fantastic for cycling, taking you through some outstanding scenery.

If your are not sure which route to try, why not use a local guide, who will certainly be able to find a route to challenge your skills?  Take a look at our links page for details.

KAYAKING

Kayaking the crystal clear waters of Loch Diabaig, Loch Torridon and the Applecross peninsula you will get a seal’s eye view of the spectacular coastline, and a myriad of opportunities to explore the many hidden coves, sea inlets and sandy beaches.  There is nothing more exhilarating than quietly sitting in a kayak watching otters at play, or watching inquisitive seals slowly plucking up the courage to come closer and closer to your boat.

There are many outdoor activity operators offering kayaking tours of the area, so why not give one of them a go? Their unique knowledge of the area will be invaluable in helping you get the most out of your visit.