Torridon Scotland an hillwalkers and mountain lovers delight


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Torridon. In early summer, skylark singing overhead, maybe a cuckoo calling from the pine forest. The inner loch shore a blaze of pink thrift and buttercup, interspersed with a dense covering of golden bladderwrack.

Surrounded by peaks over 3000 feet towering above you. The highest Liathach is 3800 feet. Breathe in the crisp clear air. Dotted around the lochside are white washed crofters' cottages. On a still day, the sound of the wind over the mountain ridges.

There are walks to suit all abilities from low level walks around the loch, to a 13km fairly level walk rising to an altitude of 400m, to guided walks (June to Sept. only) of the high tops only suited to the well equipped and experienced hill walker.

Visit the National Trust Scotland's (NTS) Deer Park and Museum. There may be a few deer in the adjacent paddock.

Hill walking safety.

Weather changes quickly at any time of year. Check the forecast before setting out. Be prepared and well equipped. Wear walking boots, take waterproofs, warm clothing, food and a torch. Few paths are sign posted. Even paths marked on maps not be difficult to follow on the ground. If there is a risk of snow take crampons and an ice axe. Carry a compass and map Know how to use all your equipment. Know your limits. Tell someone you can trust your route and expected return time.

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Accommodation Torridon . From self catering to holiday cottages to bed and breakfast to camping to hotels to guest houses there are lots of places to stay.

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