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.


Walk Highlands,

Scotland’s very best online guide to walking in the Highlands.

The Benn Eighe National Nature Reserve,

Britain’s first national nature reserve,  a jewel in Scotland’s crown


a great website for walks in the Applecross peninsula

Walks and  scrambles on the Isle of Skye,

an expert’s view of climbing and hiking in the Cuillin Mountains

Torridon Sea Tours,

operating from Shieldaig pier, including full day trips to Rona and Skye, tours of Loch Torridon and evening cruises

Hebridean Whale Cruises,

one of the best whale-watching and wildlife cruise operators from Gairloch Harbour

Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruises,

two hour wildlife trips from Gairloch Harbour

Five Bells Diver Training and Dives,

Lochcarron based professional diving company offering services to the public

The Whale and Dolphin Trust,

a charity dedicated to protecting our marine environment

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society,

UK wide agency for marine conservation



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