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5 Best Walks in Wester Ross under 2 hours! 27th November 2019

There are lots of amazing scenic walks in our area for all abilities! The mountains surrounding our villages speak for themselves!

How about some shorter walks though? Are you doing the NC500 and want to stretch your legs before moving on? Make the most of the shorter days this winter, don your boots and breathe in that fresh west coast air!

  1.    Flowerdale Glen: 4.75km

A delightful waymarked walk up a sheltered glen to an attractive waterfall. The Flowerdale Glen was given its English name by the MacKenzies of Gairloch (the owners of the estate) after its impressive displays of wild flowers.

 2.   Achtercairn Archaeology Trails: 5km

Above Achtercairn, one of the communities which make up Gairloch, there is a small network of paths, totalling about 5 km. • Walk the main path circuit: a varied and scenic walk of about 3.5 km / 2 miles. • Climb the hill Meall na h-Iolaire: either up and down the Hill Path, or up by the harder Hill Climb. • Learn about the Geology of the area and of Wester Ross. • Find the Archaeological features, especially ten prehistoric Roundhouses. • Enjoy the Plants and Animals of the area.

Booklet and map available at The GALE Centre!

 3.  Mellon Udrigle Beach Circuit: 4km

The spectacular beach of Camas a' Charraig at Mellon Udrigle is the start point for this short but rough exploration of the wild moorland coastline to the north. There are great views across the sea to Assynt, Coigach and the Summer Isles.

 4.  Laide Wood: 2.5km

This short and easy walk leads through a former commercial plantation, now run as a community woodland with broadleaf species being planted. It visits two forest lochs and a cascading burn, and is very popular with local dog-walkers.

 5.  Fairy Lochs, near Badachro: 6km

A short circular hillwalk into an area of small rocky hills with many small lochs and excellent views to both the coastline and mountains. The route includes a visit to a memorial marking the site of a fatal air-crash from World War 2.

 Looking for a local guide to you take you on some walking/hiking adventures?

Charlie Burrow: www.climbrideexplore.co.uk

Cory Jones: www.walkandwild.com 

For more information visit: www.walkhighlands.co.uk

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