Walking, rambling or chilling
You might like to start your explorations by a visit to one of the two local information centres.
|The Torridon Estate (and part of Wester Alligin) is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland and from Good Friday to 30th September they operate a Countryside Centre and Deer Museum for the benefit of visitors. Routes to the high tops, and others along the coast, are detailed and you'll find information about the wildlife on the estate together with multi-media presentations. The NTS ranger leads guided expeditions during the season - enquire at the centre. Website.|
|The Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. The Visitor Centre lies two miles north west of Kinlochewe and is open Easter to October. There are hands-on displays, picnic spots and a range of trails for all ages and abilities. Website.|
|Take a short virtual tour of a few of Torridon's mountains with local resident, Pete Meredith. Start tour.|
|Why not take a local expert with you? A mountain guide can enhance your experience in a number of ways. Get off the beaten track; give you the confidence to tackle something a bit more ambitious; learn more about the nature of the place. Torridon Mountain Guide Arran Hendriks is a local resident who is fully qualified to take small groups onto the hills. Alternatively, if you are more interested in a climbing expedition contact Jim Sutherland at www.nineonesix.co.uk.|
For an introduction to a variety of walks, from the high peaks to the coastal paths,
take a look at Peter Barton's book.
Here are some of my suggestions, all suitable for families. The walks that I describe here can be walked at any time of the year, but please be considerate. The West Ross Deer Management Group have published an information leaflet which I have reproduced for your benefit.
|One of the attractions of the Torridon area is its variety of wildlife. There are many opportunities here to see birds, animals and plants - many of which are rare or unusual in other parts of the country - in their natural environments. Here is an interested amatuer's list of bird species seen locally.|
www.nineonesix.co.uk Jim Sutherland takes clients for a variety of guided walks and scrambles in the Torridon Mountains. He will happily tailor programmes to your own requirements.
Walking Code Information published by the West Ross Deer Management Group.