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Local Attractions.

This is walking  country and Lochcarron is ideally located for some of the finest hill walking in the west Highlands. For the Munro baggers (the hills above 3000 feet), twelve tops lie within the Glen Carron and Achnashellach area.

Within 30 to 45 minutes drive are the hills of Torridon, Kintail, Applecross and Skye. Maps and guides to the many low- to middle-level local walks are provided in the houses. A selection of the more specialist literature on the high peaks, climbs and major hills are available at the local tourist information office and bookshops in the area.

For local touring, Plockton on the other side of the loch is famed for its palm trees. Half-an-hour away is the Isle of Skye, also Applecross, accessible from Lochcarron over Scotland’s highest road rising through sheer hairpin bends to over 2000 feet.

Lochcarron has a nine-hole golf course, established in 1908, visitors are very welcome. Golf clubs, boats and bicycles can be hired in the village and fishing permits for the numerous hill lochs are available. To find out more about our heritage, visit “The Smithy Heritage Centre,” to see the static and interactive displays and workshops. The local castles of Strome, best seen at sunset, and Eilean Donan most recently seen on the BBC advert. Ever wanted to see the Tartan being made, well you can in Lochcarron, visit the weavers and see how the loom works!

For evening entertainment the hotels regularly have live music. Local dances and ceilidhs are held in the village hall. The Lochcarron Shinty Club dance held the night before the Highland Games is not to be missed. Gaelic music and song can be heard at local Mods and Feisean, and at periodic Ceilidhs. Theatre groups and a mobile cinema visit the area throughout the year.

The Lochcarron Highland Games are held on the third Saturday in July competitors come from all over Scotland. Other sports; the local shinty club hosts matches in Lochcarron from March to September held on Saturday afternoons at the Battery Park.

The National Trust for Scotland’s Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Gardens, are nearby, and the internationally renown Inverewe Gardens is only an hour away. But closer is Attadale gardens to be found on the south side of the Loch. Beaches range from the great dunes near Applecross and Gairloch to numerous deserted small coves dotted along the coast.

The coastal railway from Strathcarron to Kyle has some of the most fantastic views in Britain. The train stays in Kyle for a couple of hours, just enough time to shop or visit one of its pubs or restaurants. Speaking of restaurants Applecross and Plockton both have restaurants with fantastic reputations.

We must not forget the wildlife that can be seen around Lochcarron, red deer,  golden eagles, herons, pine martens, seals and otters, along with an abundance of bird life. Lochcarron is truly a dream for those who slow down and take the time to see what we have to offer. Hawking, sailing,  walking, sea kayaking, rock climbing and much much more is available to you through local companies all within an 90 minutes of Lochcarron  

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Lochcarron is 4 to 5 hours drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Lochcarron is served by rail connections from Inverness on the famous Kyle line, one of Britain's most scenic railways.

 


 

 

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