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Lochcarron is undoubtedly one of the gems of the North Western Highlands of Scotland, this very beautiful part of Wester Ross abounds in some of the most magnificent scenery in the British Isles with the mountains of Applecross and Torridon, rivers and glens, lochs and villages such as Applecross, Kishorn, Lochcarron, Shieldaig & Torridon, looking out to the Western Isles and the Atlantic Ocean.
Welcome to Lochcarron Scotland
is an abundance of wildlife, climbing and walking are superb, boating
and sailing are expanding, we are proud of our Shinty Team and fishing
in rivers and lochs is catching! For those interested in diving, another
magnificent world of marine life exists beneath the waves. The waters
in and around Loch Carron are particularly noted for their superb clarity
making it an ideal place for underwater photography. Art Courses are available
in the area and you can search out your ancestors in this land full of
Clan History. If you play golf, Lochcarron has its own 9-hole course in
a superb loch side location and visitors are very welcome. For railway
enthusiasts, we have the famous Kyle Line which featured as one of Michael
Palin’s “Great Railway Journeys of the World”.
All around the UK farmers' markets have sprung up to provide locally
sourced produce and crafts and Lochcarron is no exception. Our Producers'
Days are held periodically throughout the year in the Village Hall and
are proving increasingly popular.
Accommodation in and around Lochcarron
Price Guide - per person based on sharing room: under $40 - $41 - 70 - more than $70
Situated on the shores of Loch Carron, this gem of the Western Highlands of Scotland offers every holiday maker the peace and tranquility of a true Highland holiday. With an abundance of wildlife and scenery, Lochcarron is an ideal location to base yourself to explore the west coast of Scotland giving easy access to the Isle of Skye, Applecross, Torridon and Gairloch.
Close by, Attadale Gardens offers you the chance to explore ancient paths that wind through woodland and rhododendrons, over bridges, waterfall and exotically planted ponds. Lochcarron also has its own nine-hole course in a superb lochside location and for railway enthusiasts, we have the famous Kyle Line.
How to Get to Lochcarron
Firstly, the more scenic, but rather slower, route follows the A82 along the shores of Loch Lomond, over Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe to Fort William; thence, continuing on the A82 north to Invergarry, and then via the A87 and A890/A896. From Fort William onwards, you will pass several well-known landmarks on the way - the Commando Monument at Spean Bridge, Cluanie Inn, the 5 Sisters of Kintail, and Eilean Donan Castle.
Secondly, the somewhat faster, albeit further, route, which quite simply takes the A9 north from Perth to Inverness, thence via the A835 to Garve, the A832 to Achnasheen, and finally the A890/A896. This route encompasses mostly good fast roads, although the single carriageway sections of the A9 can sometimes seem frustratingly slow in heavy traffic.
Lochcarron lies amidst some of the finest scenery in the British Isles and is an absolute paradise for all those who love the great outdoors. Many people who visit this beautiful area do so to escape from it all, to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the truly spectacular views.
It's certainly very easy around here to put some distance between yourself and the rest of civilisation! Simply put on a pair of walking boots and set off on one of the numerous walks and climbs in the area and you will quite quickly find that you have the world almost entirely to yourself with perhaps just a tumbling burn for company. In fact, you are probably more likely in some places to see some kind of wildlife, a deer or a pine marten or perhaps even an otter if you are lucky, rather than another human being.
Apart from walking and climbing - and of course wildlife and bird watching - many of our visitors enjoy other outdoor activities such as cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and diving. For those who enjoy more formal activities, there is a 9-hole golf course just outside the village to which visitors are very welcome.
For those who simply want to tour and to drink in the superb views to be seen at virtually every corner, Lochcarron makes an excellent base. For short morning or afternoon trips, places such as Applecross (approached by the famous Bealach na Ba - the Pass of the Cattle - the highest road in Britain), Shieldaig, Torridon and Plockton are all within easy travelling distance. For full days out, the whole of Wester Ross is easily accessible to the north, whilst to the south and west are Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye, this now accessible free of charge via the Skye Bridge which is only just over 30 minutes' drive from Lochcarron. The photo below shows the road climbing up the spectacular Pass of the Cattle which climbs from sea level up to 2,053 feet. If you think this view looks familiar, that's probably because it is! The road over to Applecross has featured in several TV adverts, mainly for cars, and also appeared several times in Monty Halls' Great Escape series on BBC2 about his exploits at Beachcomber Cottage.
For days when you prefer some rather more organised type of activity such as diving or watching a game of shinty, or you want to study the rich heritage of the area, or simply to engage in some light retail therapy in the local arts and crafts outlets, there are several local businesses and organisations which can cater to your wishes. And if you would like to have a day off from driving and simply wish to sit back and let someone else do the work, it's even possible to organise a conducted tour from Lochcarron village.