Kinlochewe Hotel, accommodation in Torridon, Western Highlands of Scotland
The rugged terrain of the Western Highlands offers so much for the visitor. Many of our guests come to walk and climb the many Munros and Corbetts that are the main feature of the area, but don't forget the beautiful lochs, forests and rivers that provide a haven for the multitude of species of flora and fauna that are found here. Needless to say the area is a paradise for the photographer - both professional and amateur.
The village of Kinlochewe lies on the south-eastern shore of Loch Maree and at the junction of three majestic glens: Glen Torridon; Glen Docherty and Glen Cruaidh Choillie.
Kinlochewe sits at the foot of Beinn Eighe which offers seasoned walkers and novices alike the only way-marked mountain trails in Britain. The Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre is on the edge of the village and the peaks of Slioch, Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Damh are all close by.
Loch Maree is home to one of Scotland's rarest birds; the Black-throated Diver. As a National Nature Reserve the area is important for the preservation of the largest remaining vestiges of ancient Scots pinewoods in the Western Highlands.
With an array of wildlife that includes red deer, pine marten, otters and the mighty golden eagle, the lochs, mountains and glens surrounding Kinlochewe provide a unique opportunity to explore the wild side of Scotland.
Things To Do
Many of our guests come to the hotel to enjoy walking and climbing in the world-renowned Torridon Mountains. The peaks of Beinn Eighe, Liathach, Slioch, Beinn Alligin, and Beinn Damh are all close by. We can provide information about the main trails and can organise guided walks and treks on request.
Torridon & Skye Munros, winter skills, rock climbing: Private guiding available for all abilities, all year round.
Beinn Eighe offers the only way-marked mountain trail in Britain and is a National Nature Reserve preserving the largest remaining ancient Scots pinewood in the Western Highlands. The Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre on the outskirts of the village has details of walks and climbs, from easy strolls to challenging treks. The Centre also hosts an interesting and informative display about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area.
The area has long been one of the best kept secrets for both landscape and wildlife photographers. We are delighted that Kinlochewe Hotel has been chosen by some of the country's best photographers to run courses catering for all levels of photographer from beginner to experienced. Stunning scenery inhabited by amazing wildlife and beautiful trees and other flora provide infinite opportunities to capture lasting and memorable images.
Wildlife abounds in the area with pine marten, otters, golden eagles and deer regularly sighted.
If you want to take advantage of some "insider knowledge" we are able to arrange for you to be accompanied into the wild landscape with a local expert who knows the best places to go "stalking with a camera". Eoghain Maclean will take you to places off the beaten track where you will see vistas and wildlife of which most visitors are unaware.
Loch Maree is thought by some to be the most beautiful loch in Scotland. With a fascinating history surrounding its many islands the Loch is a must for visitors. The Loch is home to the Black-throated Diver, one of Scotland's rarest birds that breed on the loch every year and the mighty sea eagles that live on the islands.
Fishing permits for some of the local lochs are available from Kinlochewe Hotel.
Visit the famous Inverewe Gardens, beautiful at any time of year only 40 minutes drive away.