Selection of local walks – mostly accessible to all, with some guided.
Fairy Lochs Walk
Terrain: Some tracks, but mainly rough stalkers tracks and some boggy areas. Birchwoods and moorland.
Time: 2.5 hours
Distance: 6km / 3.75 miles
Equipment: Waterproofs and good footwear.
The route begins and ends near the Shieldaig Lodge Hotel and follows a well-worn path. There are great views back over Loch Gairloch to the surrounding Torridon mountains. Discover the habitats of birchwood, moorland, beautiful small lochs with plenty of local wildlife to see.
This is a remote feeling spot, with plenty of atmosphere and the potential to see rare divers (loons) or even the fairies on the way.
An important destination of this walk is a memorial. This is a truly spiritual spot marking the site of a fatal air-crash from a WWII Liberator crash bomber site. The site has been treated with great respect by visitors and locals a like and has been left unspoilt and still has a propeller and various plane parts in situ. The permanent memorial plaque is a reminder of the sacrifices made during this great conflict.
You can enjoy this walk yourselves or hire a guide for the Fairy Lochs Walk.