Enjoy the majestic beauty of the Scottish Highlands from Loch Broom

ACTIVITIES & SIGHT SEEING

Our location offers a great base to explore the Highlands of Scotland.  Visit the most wonderful, white sandy beaches, castles, distilleries and enjoy the majestic mountains and spectacular lochs.

Have a look at some of the spectacular places within a short distance of Loch Broom Chalets.

Shearwater Cruises

Shearwater Cruises sail from Ullapool Harbour just 3 miles north of Loch Broom Chalets. Regular cruises run from April to September over to Summer Isles where porpoises, sea eagles and seals are often spotted during the sail.

Ullapool

Established as a fishing port in 1788, Ullapool has been a hub of fishing, sailing, ferry operations and boating activity since. The Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry runs frequently from Ullapool to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides and during the summer month’s day trips are also an option.  There’s a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants for dining out, and take-away options like Fish & Chips, Indian and Chinese.  Local produce is available in the butchers and the market on Saturday’s, which also includes local arts and crafts.  The Museum showcases the history and heritage of Lochbroom and the volunteers offer a Genealogy Research Service.  Not to mention a selection of gift and book shops, outdoor clothing and Charity up-cycling.  The petrol station is open 24 hours and there is also a post office, health centre, bank, ATM and large tesco Supermarket open until 10pm.

Knocken Crag

A favourite walking trail within the North West Highlands Geopark. It’s often described as the Jewel in the crown of the Geopark. The visitor’s center has extensive information boards on out how the mountains were formed and Geologists travel from all over the world to visit.  The trail has some wonderful stone sculptures and many great spots to have a picnic where you can relax and breath in the fresh air while admiring the wonderful views.

Corrieshalloch Gorge

A short steep walk takes you down to Corrieshalloch Gorge which is a mile-long canyon and waterfall. At the bottom of the trail you will reach a Victorian suspension bridge which takes you across the gorge to the viewing platform where the water surges many meters below. The woodland walk has good paths and great views out towards Loch Broom. The suspension bridge was built by John Fowler, the pioneering engineer responsible for the world’s first underground railway and joint chief engineer on the iconic Forth Railway Bridge. Due to its extraordinary natural features, Corrieshalloch Gorge is a National Nature Reserve.

Malt Whisky Trail

Scotland has some of the best Scotch to offer and there are no shortage of distilleries near Inverness.

Dalwhinnie, Glenlivet, and Glenmorangie may be the most famous, but Glen Ord  is one of the oldest in Scotland and can be reached 40 minutes to sample their perfect Singleton Scotch. This 5 star visitor attraction is open all year round and their unique fermentation boxes are made entirely of wood and pressed together creating a perfect seal without any nails or bolts. Now that’s something you don’t see very often ! 

 

Achmelvic Bay

Just 45 minutes north of Loch Broom is Achmelvic Bay, one of the most beautiful secluded beaches in Scotland.

The bay offers opportunities for great walks with abundant wildlife to see and some fantastic places nearby to eat or take a picnic! The last 3 miles of the road is single track but parking is available.

One not to miss.

Achmelvic Bay photo credit to Maggie Harrison

The North Coast 500 route

North Coast 500 ( NC500 ) is Scotland’s most popular and scenic coastal drive around the Highlands of Scotland.