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Discover Torridon

Acknowledged as having some of the most dramatic mountain scenery to be found in the British Isles, the Torridon area of the west coast of Scotland is an area of outstanding natural beauty.


Renowned by walkers, climbers, photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world the area offers visitors a multitude of experiences.

So why don’t you come and discover Torridon.

From climbing the high mountains, walkingforest trails, kayaking in the beautiful clear sea and fresh water lochs, to going on an exhilarating whale watching and wildlife cruise, there is something for everyone in Torridon.

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discover the scenery……


Created over 2600-3000 million years ago, the mountains of Torridon, made from a layer of Torridonian Sandstone, are the oldest in Europe.  And they are still rising.

The iconic mountains of Beinn Alligin, mighty Liathach, Beinn Eighe, and Maol Chean-dearg are here to welcome climbers and walkers, all rising to over 3000ft to claim the prized status of Scottish Munro.  But you will find no less of a challenge in the lower mountains of Beinn Dearg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgurr Dubh, and the beautiful Beinn Damph, to name just a few.

discover the wildlife……

There truly is an abundance of wildlife to be found in Torridon. The majestic Red Deer, with their haunting roars, roam freely across the area.  Sea Otters are common place with sightings made regularly in Torridon, Diabaig, Shieldaig and Gairloch, and it is a vital refuge for the rare and secretive Pine Marten.

The bird life is amazing.  The beautiful islands of Loch Maree and Shieldaig are home to Sea Eagles and black throated divers, and the areas many lochans echo to the boom of the Red Throated divers.  Golden eagle, Ptarmigan, Plover, Eider duck, Great Northern diver, Merganser, Gannet, Puffin, Guillemot – the list is endless, and all to be seen in this very special area.

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discover the sea……


Warmed by the jet stream, the crystal clear sea is full of life.  What can be more exhilarating than watching dolphins, porpoise, Orcas, Minke Whales, basking sharks and the resident seals, on one of the many wildlife cruises. Or kayaking to explore the many inlets and small beaches.

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