Local Area

The Loch Torridon Community Centre sits in the heart of the West Highlands. The area attracts many visitors each year of all ages and walks of life.

Torridon in the autumn (© Steve Carter)Our greatest asset is without doubt our natural environment with its magnificent mountains, fiord like coastline, and indigenous wildlife.

The Loch Torridon Placenames  website is a wonderful resource of local history and stories with a collection of local Gaelic placenames, their locations and translations.  Well worth investigating if you are interested to explore the history of the area.

The Torridon Estate is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. There is a visitor information centre open from April until September. The NTS ranger leads guided walks during the summer months. Adjacent to the Torridon Estate is Beinn Eighe which is Britain’s oldest National Nature Reserve. Visitors to the area have free access to the hills.

Torridon Activities, which is located a mile from the Centre, offers a range of activities for visitors including shooting, guided walking, kayaking, gorge scrambling, archery and mountain biking.

There are golf courses at Gairloch and Lochcarron. These two 9-hole courses have different characters but both provide a test of your golfing ability on links style courses. Clubs are available for hire.

Just to the north of Gairloch are the renowned Inverewe Gardens with their collection of exotic plants benefiting from the warming influence of the Gulf Stream current.

For further local information and details of local accommodation go to Visit Torridon.