Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands

On the west coast of the highlands of Scotland are some of the best views the Scottish highlands has to offer in my opinion.

12 miles outside Ullapool towards Gairloch at Braemore junction is Corrieshallock gorge, a very deep waterfall of 60m, formed at the end of the last ice age.  There are viewing platforms that challenge those not happy with heights but is a must see all the same, and is one of my popular highland tours.

Onward to Gairloch, through small villages such as Aultbea and Poolewe, there are a lot of photo opportunities along the way and views that will take your breath away.

Once in Gairloch, go on a boat trip to see the local wild life, this is a wonderful site to show you the wildlife on the coast and visit the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.

The Beach at Gairloch Beach, on the Wild coastal Trail, Scotland. www.ionahighlandtours.com

The beach at Gairloch Road

After Gairloch follow the coastal road to Plockton and the Kyle of Lochalsh the road from Applecross to Lochcarron is spectacular. I know this isn’t a journey you will do in one day but if you have the time, it really is worth doing.

 

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