The North Coast 500 route passes a mile away and is an amazing route around the Highlands: www.northcoast500.com
www.walkhighlands.co.uk/torridon is a great website to give you routes to the hills near the house. It divides the local hills into 3 areas, Torridon & Kinlochewe, Lochcarron & Achnasheen and the Applecross peninsular
Amazing boat tours of Torridon or longer day trips departing from Sheildaig www.torridonseatours.com
Suggested tours of local places to eat and artists’ studios can be found at www.artsandeatstrail.com
The Lochcarron Weavers is a local shop selling great tweeds and jumpers and beautiful rugs. Discount for guests of Couldoran: www.lochcarron.co.uk
Golf in Lochcarron: A local 9 hole links golf course open to non-members. Clubs can be hired.
Walks and Mountains:
Couldoran is wonderfully positioned for those who want to explore the Highlands on foot. The following list sets out the Munros and Corbetts accessible in a day, but it must be remembered that many of these mountains involve long walks and climbs and they should only be attempted on a long summer day.
Weather is crucial in deciding where and when to walk: the best website is MWIS (area) which gives the forecast at about 4.30 the night before.
There are plenty of lower hills around: the OS map (reference) features Couldoran and shows some of the paths. There are plenty of guidebooks available to buy (and some in the house) suggesting walks at all levels.
All those walking should be aware of the dangers of the Mountains. They should be experienced or walk with a guide; they should only walk with proper equipment (including maps and compasses) and know how to use it.
A local guide may be available to lead walks; please enquire at the time of booking. No guarantee of availability.
Munros and Corbetts accessible in a day from Couldoran
Munros (in order of distance from Couldoran):
Torridon (9) Generally accounted the UK’s most impressive range
Kintail (24) Includes the famous ‘Five Sisters’
Attadale & Glen Uaig (6) Some of Scotland’s remotest hills
The Cuillin (12) The UK’s most challenging range, including the Inaccessible Pinnacle
The Fannaichs and Achnasheen (10) Enjoyable high plateau with shapely peaks
The Letterewe Forest (9) Includes the UK’s remotest hill and the famous An Teallach
Ullapool and Easter Ross (7) Remote hills with wonderful coastal views
Glen Affric (8) The highest peaks in North-west Scotland
Knoydart & Arnisdale (4) The ‘Rough Bounds’ – wild and craggy
Loch Lochy (2) Fine views of Ben Nevis and the Great Glen
Loch Quoich (4) Shapely and remote mountains.
Glen Kingie (4) High, craggy and remote
Corbetts (in order of distance from Couldoran):
Applecross, Coulin & Torridon (12) Some of the UK’s finest hills, including Beinn Bhan, rising above Couldoran
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron (6) Shapely and accessible
Glen Affric and Kintail (4) Readily accessible
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel (20) Some accessible only by boat; remote and craggy
Loch Maree to Loch Broom (9) Some of the remotest Corbetts
Loch Broom to Easter Ross (4) easy hills but some requiring long walks