Hill Walking

Big hills with some dodgy bits. What we mean by "dodgy bits" is that there are sections on these mountains where you need a good head for heights and some scrambling is required.

There are lots of mountains. The more famous ones are:

You can see Beinn Eighe from your bedroom window at Greenhill

Hills between Glen Torridon and Strath Carron share much of the splendour and character of the main hills, although perhaps less of the drama:

 Golf

There are 9 hole golf courses at Gairloch, Ullapool and Lochcarron

Gairloch Golf Club – a challenging and scenic 9-hole course set on the shore of Loch Gairloch – www.gairloch.co.uk

Lochcarron Golf Course – 9-hole course in magnificent location by the shore of Loch Carron – www.lochcarrongolf.co.uk

Ullapool Golf Course – a professionally designed 9-hole course – www.ullapoolgolfclub.co.uk

 Gardens

Your holiday in Wester Ross would not be complete without a visit to Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe. Now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, it is home to hundreds of exotic species of plants from around the world, all thriving in the warm, humid climate of Scotland’s west coast. ww.nts.org.uk/Property/Inverewe-Garden-Estate

Gorges and Falls

Corrieshalloch gorge - visit this gorge on your day trip to Ullapool.

Rogie Falls - stop and have a look on your way to Greenhill

 

 Beautiful Sandy Beaches

There are many beautiful sandy beaches in the area, the best of these being Red Point, Gairloch, Big Sand, Inverasdale, Mellon Udrigal and Gruinard.

 Boat Trips

Hebridean Whale Cruises have 2 boats operating from Gairloch Harbour and are the top boats for whale and dolphin sightings. They are based on Pier Road. www.hebridean-whale-cruises.com In the spring and early summer, Hebridean Whale Cruises has trips to the enchanted Shiant Isles, home to many thousands of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and other seabirds.

Other wildlife cruises and fishing trips are available from Gairloch harbour - www.northwestcruises.co.uk and from Badachro you can have a trip on a fishing boat to see creels being lifted, fishing trips and trips to the Isle of Rona - www.shellfishsafaris.co.uk

Regular boat trips sail from Ullapool and Achiltibuie to the glorious Summer Isles. www.summerisles-seatours.co.uk / www.summerqueen.co.uk

 

 Fishing

Sea fishing trips are available on the Kerry from Gairloch Harbour – www.hebridean-whale-cruises.com Sea fishing from the shore is possible all round the coast and there are slipways for launching a small boat at Gairloch, Melvaig, Inversasdale and Laide. There is good trout fishing in the many hill lochs and some river fishing for salmon and trout. Local river and loch permits are available from the Kinlochewe Hotel. Also Cornerstone and Farm & Garden in Gairloch, the Shieldaig Lodge Hotel and the Post Office, Laide sell permits.

 

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