Things to See & Do in Wester Ross, Skye, Lochalsh

Castles, history, fairy glens, mountains, beaches and some of the best views in Scotland await you in this area.

Skye is inked to the mainland by a bridge (no charge) so the whole area is accessible to you very easily. The mountains of Skye are of course a huge draw but what about a dinosaur footprint or swimming in a fairy pool…! A distillery, famous restaurant, museums and crafts are just some of the things to do on your visit. We leave you to explore the rest!

Lochalsh is a stunning area with surprise little roads leading you to the most picturesque places, Plockton being one of them. Eilean Donan is of course very popular as are the woodlands, brochs and otter haven.

Wester Ross is simply majestic. Boat trips allow you to see the scenery from all angles as well as spotting some wildlife. Fishing is popular here as is a bit of wild swimming!

Dive in and enjoy the experience!


Gairloch Heritage Museum – Gairloch, Wester Ross

A Local Heritage Museum through time

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Find out more about Gairloch Heritage Museum

The museum will take you on a journey through a history, local to Gairloch. From stone and bronze age to Pictish, examine tools and marvel at the skill our ancestors must have had, in order to create the masterpieces we still enjoy today.

Visit the croft house, school room and village shop which are a world away from what we know now. No online shopping in those days! An illicit whisky still and locally made boats also feature! Then browse the shop and take away a memory of ancient times.

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Hunter Mountaineering – Mountain Guide – Scottish Highlands

Private Guiding, Instruction, Coaching and Courses for beginners to experienced

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Find out more about Hunter Mountaineering – Mountain Guide

Offering Private Guiding, Instruction, Coaching and Courses, let Max Hunter take you to the limit! With summer and winter courses ranging from walking up Ben Nevis, to climbing classic rock or ice climbs, to mountain navigation and safety, there is something for the beginner to the experienced.

Be secure in the knowledge that your guide is a highly qualified professional, offering years of experience and enthusiasm to ensure your day out is truly memorable.

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The Highland Mountain Company – Mountain Guides – Scottish Highlands

Instruction, Coaching and Guiding for individuals, groups and families

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Find out more about The Highland Mountain Company – Mountain Guides

We deliver instruction, coaching and guiding for individuals, groups and families, in both summer and winter.

Ranging from Ben Nevis ascents via the Pony track, CMD arête or the North Face, walking and scrambling up the Munros in Lochaber and Glen Coe. To introductory sessions in climbing and abseiling and low level environmental walks to Steall Falls. There is something for everyone!

Our aim is to deliver a professional and complete service that gives you confidence and reassurance in our ability both on and off the hill. We provide more than just a guide who gets you safely from A to B, for us that is the absolute minimum requirement. Our guides are always local to the area who have great knowledge and enthusiasm in the mountains and they cannot wait to take you there.

In winter we also offer: winter skills training from 1 day to 3 days, guided winter walks, Ben Nevis ascents. Crampons, ice axes and helmets are available for use or hire.

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knockan crag

Knockan Crag 

Unlock the mysteries of one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. The visitor centre at Knockan Crag tells the story of ancient oceans, vast deserts and ice sheets, through poetry, sculpture and interactive exhibitions. 

bone caves

Bone Caves Walk

These caves are named after the remains of a bewildering amount and variety of animal bones that were discovered here over a hundred years ago. Take a torch to really get a feel for the place.


Torridon Countryside Centre

Learn all about the local landscape and wildlife with interactive displays and discover the best place to catch a glimpse of pine-martins and otters.

beallach na ba

Beallach na Ba

This historic pass through the mountains of Applecross is one of the highest in Scotland and a popular but challenging day out for cyclists.


Clachan Church

A simple yet attractive church on the Applecross Peninsula. No regular services, but open daily.


Sand Beach

A sandy beach north of the village of Applecross, bordered by dunes. Neolithic remains have been uncovered from within the dunes, so keep an eye out!