Day out in Torridon
The fabulous sunny weather is still with us, after our guests left on Monday morning, Andy and I headed to the hills. Not Skye this time over the Skye Bridge to Torridon, the next best place to Skye. We made a slight detour via Plockton to the micro brewery to pick up some medicine for Andy. Our first photo stop was just outside Kyle of Lochalsh, looking back over to Skye. We travelled from Plockton to Achmore then on to Achnasheen. We passed through Kinlochewe and travelled through the Beinn Eighe Reserve National Trust for Scotland. We drove down the side of Loch Maree for another photo opportunity at Grudie Bridge, a great view for the mountain Slioch framed by the Caledonian pine trees.
We were beginning to feel slight hunger pangs and headed to the village of Torridon, we visited Torridon Stores & Cafe, Lovely rolls and toasties and tasty home baking, all very reasonably priced. We continued down the road to Diabaig a remote fishing and crofting township nestling on the shores of Loch Diabaig. We drove past Loch Torridon on the way back stopping to take pictures of Beinn Alligan. We came back via Shieldaig and drove along the coastal route through Applecross and down the Bealach na Ba 2053 ft (626 m), lots of snow up there all the small lochs and waterfalls were all frozen, We also saw a few Stags and some Hinds on the way down. Not straight home, another detour via Plockton, this time for dinner and a pint of Plockton Ale at the Plockton Inn Andy and I had a fantastic day out, all this beauty is only a short drive away from Allt a Choire b&b Broadford, your Skye holiday destination.