Lochcarron, our home.
The village of Lochcarron which we have made our home is known for many reasons, not least of
which it is reputed to be the longest village in Scotland at over two miles. Lochcarron is perfectly
situated as a base for a Highland holiday, or perhaps as the first stop off point on the famous
Wester Ross Coastal Trail. This magical ‘highway to mountain and loch’ starts at Auchtertyre,
near Kyle of Lochalsh, and after Lochcarron travels through the stunning scenery of the
Applecross Mountains, Loch Torridon, Poolewe, Gairloch, Loch Maree and finally ends in the
fishing and ferry point of Ullapool.
Lochcarron has everything the visitor needs from a range of hotels and restaurants, a village shop,
a health centre, golf course, filling station and garage, thriving shinty club, water sports and
plenty of fishing!
It was in the early 19th century that the village was built, imitating the fishing port of Ullapool, but it
was not until 1820 that a cart track was built leading to Inverness and the east coast. It was the
1960’s that a road was constructed around the loch leading to Stromeferry and Kyle, until then
the only way out to the west was using the tiny ferry from North Strome. Fishing was for years the
principle industry but development of bigger ports like Mallaig and Kyle meant Lochcarron had to
find other incomes. Tourism is now the major industry in the village, and each year Lochcarron
welcomes many visitors who have come to share our beautiful place.
Why not come and stay with us at Pathend, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome, a comfortable
home from home, and a good old fashioned Scottish breakfast. We look forward to seeing you!