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Walking and climbing:

 The Gairloch area has a number of paths available to suit a range of abilities from a short, level stroll around Flowerdale to a full expedition up and around Beinn Eighe, by Loch Maree.

Look at the weather first!

The local forecast from the met office can be found by clicking HERE

And for a full and detailed Mountain forecast, have a look at the MWIS site.

So, where should you try for a decent walk? Here's some suggestions!

Short Walks, relatively flat:

  • Flowerdale (Just beside the Old Inn and Harbour area)

  • Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve (Includes "All Abilities" routes)

  • Along the River Ewe towards Kernsary (Starts at Poolewe)

  • Gairloch towards Naast (This starts from the top of Mihol Road. It's a historical track between the two settlements, and marked out by a line of posts, each one within site of the next)

Walks from two to four hours, including some uphill treks:

  • Beinn Eighe Mountain and Woodland Trails

  • Poolewe to Loch Maree by Slattadale

  • The Fairy Lochs, starting from beside the Shieldaig Lodge Hotel, on the Badachro Road

FULL day outings, requiring a good level of fitness and walking ability:

  • The Heights of Kinlochewe

  • Beinn Eighe via the Triple Buttress

  • Slioch – starts from Poolewe

For maps, the suggestion is the Ordnance Survey "Landranger" maps, on a 1:50,000 scale. For this area, you will need map 19. 

For ALL of these walks, we have a really excellent walking information resource serving the area, in the shape of the "Walk Highlands" website. This has maps, route information, and links to a variety of helpful sites covering nearly every aspect of walking here. Furthermore, it's not just a long walk / mountain type of site - there are low level walks listed as well that take from as little as 20 minutes.

Prefer Climbing?

 This area is one of the great unsung heroes of climbing - there are numerous faces across the area, most of them situated close by or even right beside the road. For information on all of these, look at the website run by Jim Buchanan :





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