Things to do around Gairloch


  • For general information about the area try the Visit Wester Ross site

  • Beaches in the area are sandy, large, clean, and never crowded

  • Walks - there are plenty in the area to suit all abilities and energy levels. We recommend Walk Highlands for the most comprehensive information on local routes

  • For the "munro-baggers" we have 5 of the bigger ones within easy reach - Beinn Eighe, Ben Alligin, Liathach, Slioch and An Teallach

  • There are plenty of good restaurants and pubs in the area to find superb food. Here are a few of our favourites -Badachro InnThe Old InnThe Millcroft

  • There are historical attractions in the area from the local award winning Gairloch Museum to the Big Sand Archeological trail

  • At Cove are wartime defences and dramatic coastal scenery

  • Inverewe Gardens is a short drive away and is a must for walkers, wildlife lovers and gardeners alike

  • More active things to do include golfpony-trekking, sailing, cycle hire, and much more

  • All kinds of fishing - coarse, sea and fly - are available in the area

  • For longer days out, you can reach Ullapool, the Moray Firth (by the Black Isle and famous for dolphin watching), Loch Carron or Plockton

  • There are shops and places to eat within walking distance, if you don't want to drive

Badachro Jetty
Badachro Jetty

There are lsmall villages and settlements to visit, all with their own charm and interest.

Inverewe House
Inverewe House

Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, Inverewe is a stunning place to visit and explore.

Wartime lookouts at Cove
Wartime lookouts at Cove

Loch Ewe is famous for it's role in protecting the Atlantic Convoys in WW2.