Difference between revisions of "Torridon"
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Torridon is a village in Scottish Highlands. The older name of Fasaig is hardly used now.
Post Bus connects with the train from Inverness, which arrives at Achnasheen around 12PM (except Sundays and local holidays). Local Bus also meets the train which arrives at Strathcarron around 12:30PM.
There are several good walking routes that can be seen on an OS Explorer map.
It's worth thinking of getting the Post Bus from Torridon up the glen until you reach a car park on your left once you are clear of Liathach, the big mountain above the village. From there you will find a footpath to either one of Scotland's most beautiful corries, Coire Mich Fearchair on Beinn Eighe or between Liathach and Beinn Dearg to the carpark on the road from Torridon to Inver Alligin [see below.]
The Torridonian mountains give some of the UK's very best scenery and there are spectacular views of and from many peaks in the area. Liatahch, Beinn Alligin and Bein Eighe [with a nature reserve] are the best known but don't neglect the smaller ones.
There is a deer museum near the village.
Hire a rowing boat at Inver Aligin and appreciate the views from the water. Walk as much as you can manage of the coastal footpath to the Alligins, Diabaig and Red Point.
You don't go to Torridon if your main interest is in buying but the store in the village is really well provisioned.
There is a good Youth Hostel in the village, which is seasonal with opening times. There is also a small one at Craig, an isolated spot on the coastal walk from Diabaig [Diabeg] to Red Point.
There's a moderate supply of B&B and self-catering accommodation. There is also a local camping site with toilet and shower facilities. The National Trust also has 2 renting accomidation, one is a larger house for groups.
Either for a day trip or as a follow-up, go up the Glen to Kinlochewe and turn left beside glorious Loch Maree and make your way to Inverewe Gardens.
A circular trip to Applecross is also to be recommended, using the Bealach na Ba (not for nervous drivers!) one way and the coastal road the other.