Walks and Wildlife
Many visitors who come to Wester Ross are in search of the wonderful walking and climbing on the mountains, or there are those who are the wildlife watchers who are looking for the amazing variety of birds, marine mammals and those animals on the land. Wester Ross has some of the finest mountain ranges in Britain, including the renowned Torridon Mountains, and peaks such as Slioch and Liathach, that attract the very best climbers and walkers. The area is teeming with wildlife and a number of operators ply the waters of the coast looking for dolphins, whales, basking sharks and a host of sea –birds.
If you are here to climb a Munro or simply want to try and see an otter or dolphin at close range then Wester Ross is the place for you, it’s open all year!
Here are a few ideas.
Scotland’s very best online guide to walking in the Highlands.
Britain’s first national nature reserve, a jewel in Scotland’s crown
a great website for walks in the Applecross peninsula
an expert’s view of climbing and hiking in the Cuillin Mountains
operating from Shieldaig pier, including full day trips to Rona and Skye, tours of Loch Torridon and evening cruises
one of the best whale-watching and wildlife cruise operators from Gairloch Harbour
two hour wildlife trips from Gairloch Harbour
Lochcarron based professional diving company offering services to the public
a charity dedicated to protecting our marine environment
UK wide agency for marine conservation