Beinn Alligin, Torridon

Walk a great Munro

The fabulous website ‘Walk Highlands‘ puts three of our local Munros in their top ten of the Finest Munros and this is what they say:

Beinn Alligin, Torridon

We make no excuses for including all the three Torridon giants in this list, and Beinn Alligin well deserves its name which means the Jewelled Mountain. This magnificent pair of Munros has its own pinnacle ridge – the Horns of Alligin. Its position on the seaward side of Torridon makes it an unmatched viewpoint, with Skye and the sea on one side, and the Horns providing a striking foreground to the neighbouring great peaks on the other.

Beinn Eighe, Torridon

Beinn Eighe is the largest though not the highest of the Torridon giants, its enormous scree-girt ridge having two Munros but really requiring more than one visit to do full justice – most baggers miss the Black Carls scramble and the eastern part of the ridge. As with Liathach, its finest features are on the northern side, with the great Triple Buttress of Coire Mhic Fhearchair being a great showplace.

Liathach, Torridon

Liathach is the central and perhaps the finest of the three great mountains of Torridon. Its higher Munro – Spidean a’ Choire Leith – looks quite impregnable from most directions, and even the easiest ascent involves a little scrambling. Beyond it the mountain simply becomes even more dramatic as the ridge is riven into the spectacular Am Fasarinen pinnacles – offering either a thrilling scramble or a vertiginous bypass path. The hidden northern side of Liathach is even more spectacular than the great wall above Glen Torridon – and is well worth exploring.

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LOCHCARRON HIGHLAND GAMES 2017

Saturday 15th July at Attadale Gardens
11:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m

These Highland games are a great mix of competitions in heavy events, track and field; plus highland dancing displays and piping displays. Well worth a visit!

View Kathleen’s Croft

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Rough Guide Scotland

Rough Guides – Scotland 2017

Did you know that The Rough Guides have made Scotland the 2nd best place to visit for 2017?
https://www.roughguides.com/best-places/2017/top-10-countries/

Have a look for yourself and try Kathleen’s Croft, located on the west coast of the Highlands. Enjoy the stunning scenery, great seafood and the feeling of being ‘on the wild side’!

Our guests comment….’home from home, but better – the views are spectacular!’ and ‘we felt we were in an Alpine ski chalet with all the wood and stone, and being so cosy and warm!’

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Shieldaig Fete and Rowing Regatta 2017

Shieldaig Fete and Rowing Regatta Weekend will take place on the Saturday 12th August 2017.

The Regatta is staged over 5 around the island races over a distance of just under 2km. Races comprise Men and Women’s Decades, Mixed Gender Open and Men and Women’s Open- with the overall Regatta Champions decided by a cumulative points total after the 5 races.

The Regatta is the centrepiece of the villages Fete Weekend, with live music, beer tent, seafood, BBQs and various other events happening throughout the day and culminating in an open air street ceilidh on the seafront.

Why not stay at Kathleen’s Croft – just 6 miles away, and enjoy a week in the Highlands………

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Lochcarron Highland Games

Lochcarron Highland Games 2017

The Lochcarron Highland Games will be held on the Saturday 15th July 2017 at Attadale.
“The Friendly Games” held in beautiful Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland feature the traditional mixture of heavy events, track and field plus highland dancing and piping displays.
Come and stay at Kathleen’s Croft and enjoy a great day.

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Scottish Adventure Travel Film Festival

Dates: 16 Sep 2016 – 18 September 2016 : 14:00 – 16:00
Location: Inverewe Garden & Estate

The Scottish Adventure Travel Film Festival is a celebration of great adventure travel films in a unique destination at the end of one of the best road journeys in the world.

As well as show casing some of the best independent adventure travel films ever made we will also be providing a variety of fantastic workshops including photography, art, walking and sea kayaking.

To find out more about the Film Festival and book tickets please visit Scottish Adventure Travel Film Festival

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Lochcarron Highland Games 2016

The annual Lochcarron Highland Games on Saturday 16th July. From 11.30h to 17.00h.
Piping, highland dancing, heavy events and track and field.
A day out for all the family. Just a 25 minute drive from Kathleen’s Croft……

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BA flights to Inverness

Very excited to learn that from 3 May 2016, British Airways will fly every day to Inverness, from London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Just a 75 minute stunning drive from Kathleen’s Croft and you can be enjoying the wondrous views of three Munros from the outside dining area……….

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BBC Adventure Show

BBC Scotland have produced a great programme as part of their Adventure series, on the Celtman 2015. Well worth a watch….!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06mtrr1/the-adventure-show-20152016-episode-4

Stay at Kathleen’s Croft and enjoy all that the West Highlands has to offer.

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Bealach Mor Hill Climb

Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053ft (626m) from sea level in just 6 miles (10k). It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and the hills.
The Bealach Mor hill climb for road bikes race, is on Saturday 3rd September 2016. Join in or watch, it will be awesome!
Stay at Kathleen’s Croft and enjoy all that the West Highlands has to offer.

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Christmas Availability

We have a week available for Christmas at Kathleen’s Croft. Starting Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th December, why not enjoy the wood burning stoves, 3 bedrooms, Christmas tree and decorations, central heating and views to enthrall you? The week is £700.00…………

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Made in Scotland

There have been loads of films, made or filmed in Scotland and in particular the Highlands, over the years. Braveheart, Highlander, various Harry Potter films, What we did on our holiday to name a few.

Visit Scotland have produced an extensive list which may whet your appetite to order one and curl up on the sofa this winter and catch up with the stunning scenery; many of them are now available to watch at Kathleen’s Croft.

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