About Torridon, The Jewel of the Scottish Highlands

Acknowledged as having some of the most dramatic mountain scenery to be found in the British Isles, the Torridon area of the Scottish Highlands is an area of outstanding natural beauty. This special place on the west coast of Scotland is treasured by walkers, climbers, photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world, and offers visitors a multitude of experiences.

Torridon scottish highlands map

 

From climbing the high mountains, mountain biking over forest trails, kayaking or fishing in the beautiful clear sea and fresh water lochs, to going on an exhilarating whale watching and wildlife cruise, there is something for everyone in Torridon.

So why don’t you come and discover Torridon, the jewel of the Scottish Highlands?

 

discover the scenery…

Loch Torridon & Beinn Alligin scottish highlands

Loch Torridon & Beinn Alligin

Beinn Dearg near torridon scottish highlands

Beinn Dearg

Created over 2600-3000 million years ago, the mountains of Torridon, made from a layer of Torridonian Sandstone, are the oldest in Europe. And they are still rising.

The iconic mountains of Beinn Alligin, mighty Liathach, Beinn Eighe, and Maol Chean-dearg are here to welcome climbers and walkers, all rising to over 3000ft to claim the prized status of Scottish Munros. But you will find no less of a challenge in the lower mountains of Beinn Dearg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Sgurr Dubh, and the beautiful Beinn Damph, to name just a few.

discover the wildlife…

There truly is an abundance of wildlife to be found in this part of the Scottish Highlands.

Red deer stag roaring

Red deer stag roaring

diabaig pine marten near torridon scottish highlands

Diabaig pine marten

Puffin with sandlings in torridon scottish highlands

Puffin with sandlings

The majestic Red Deer, with their haunting roars, roam freely across the area. Sea Otters are common place with sightings made regularly in Torridon, Diabaig, Shieldaig and Gairloch, and it is a vital refuge for the rare and secretive Pine Marten.

The bird life is also amazing. The beautiful islands of Loch Maree and Shieldaig are home to Sea Eagles and black throated divers, and the areas many lochans echo to the boom of the Red Throated divers. Golden eagle, Ptarmigan, Plover, Eider duck, great northern diver, merganser, gannet, puffin, guillemot – the list is endless, and all to be seen in this very special area.

discover the sea…

harbour seals near torridon scottish highlands

Harbour seals

Minke whale surfacing, Gairloch scottish highlands

Minke whale in Gairloch

Warmed by the gulf stream, the crystal clear sea around the west coast of Scotland is full of life. What could be more exhilarating than watching dolphins, porpoise, Orcas, Minke Whales, basking sharks and the resident seals, on one of the many wildlife cruises? Or kayaking to explore the many inlets and small beaches?