This is about 4 miles one way but can easily be curtailed to make it a there and back for as long as time or energy allows. Otherwise, transport will be required to ferry you back to your starting point.
The start point is on the A896 at one of the entrances to the Balgy Estate and the walk is signposted to Annat (a hamlet beyond The Torridon hotel.)There is only room for two or three cars at most but we’ve never found it to be even that busy.
It’s also possible to do the walk from The Torridon Hotel using the ‘Bo and Muc’ restaurant car park which also doubles as parking for the Beinn Damh walk. More on that below.
We parked just off the road at the Balgy Estate entrance then set off along the excellent track past some holiday lodges with lovely views to Beinn Damh’s pyramidal outlier.The wind was really strong but we were fairly protected from it thankfully.Excellent easy walking all the way amidst great views.
The views to Beinn Alligin and Liathach in particular were outstanding.
After just less than 2 miles, we came across an interesting detour on a smaller path taking us out to a wonderful small peninsula, skirting the loch’s turquoise waters. It was fabulous on a sunny, breezy day! An absolute delight to be out there.
Once we’d almost walked full circle we came across an old cottage and the ruins of an old stone harbour and house. What an idyllic spot!
In minutes we had re-joined the main track again, our detour having taken 20 mins or so. A great place for a picnic in less windy weather. Chris then agreed to return back to the car while I continued for another 40 mins or so to the Torridon Hotel, past a beautiful bay and through some lovely woodland.
I had almost reached the hotel, a stunner of a place, 5 star luxury, when I spied Chris walking along the path to join me! Good timing!
From The Torridon Hotel
With the family in May 2023 (including my wee 3 month old grandson in a body sling!) we set off through the back of the Torridon Hotel grounds, over a little bridge and spent the next half an hour just strolling along the path.Initially it was in the forest which I always find a bit frustrating, blocking the views but these soon opened up to something very special.It really is the most magnificent loch and area…views to swoon over round every corner.
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