About the Area

Gairloch, like the whole of Wester Ross, is a spectacular place to visit. In particular, the south side of the loch has its own special charm. As you follow the road from Kerry down through Badachro and on to Red Point at the tip of Maol Ruadh, you look out over the Minch and the Sound of Raasay toward Skye. Loch Torridon is to the south with Beinn Damh beyond that.

To the east you are looking into the Torridon Hills and you can see the high peaks of Beinn Alligin. Hidden behind it are Beinn Dearg, Liathach, Beinn Eighe. There are miles of walking to be done. But that’s not all. You can ride horses, or take a mountain bike. Or just visit a peaceful hostelry somewhere and relax while admiring it all from a distance. Then again, you can just sit outside the cabin on a nice day and enjoy it all without moving an inch!

The waters around the area offer excellent fishing and there are plenty opportunities for trips. The same goes for wildlife cruises which take people out on to the lochs for a chance to see orca, dolphins and porpoises as well as many different kinds of seabird. On the coast there are beaches, coves and inlets which you can explore on foot.

The galleries below have a small selection of images taken around the area:

Fom Red Point to Loch Maree

Red Point and Badachro