Torridon, Highland

Majestic mountain paradise for hikers, climbers, geologists and nature lovers of the West coast of Scotland. Coming up from Plockton, and via Applecross the scenery with mighty Monroe mountains coming down to the shore is spectacular.

One of the most dazzling glens of Scotland. With the Beinn Eighe at the Loch Maree end, and the village of Torridon at the Loch Torridon end, there is plenty to see and do here. Glen Torridon is dominated by three big peaks: Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe. All worth visiting themselves.

Beautiful, ravishing, awe-inspiring, whatever the weather. A place of peace and stunning wonder that once was witness to, as well as the product of, the clash of massive continental tectonic plates. A glimpse back through aeons of time into the Precambrian age and some of the oldest rocks in Britain.

Considered by many to embody the North Highland landscape, Torridon is an ancient and enchanting wilderness of water and rock. The rugged mountains are incredibly old – the Torridonian sandstone that forms the bulk of all the mountains dates back 750 million years. On the west side of the estate the hilly and loch-strewn landscape is even older. Composed of Lewisian Gneiss, it’s over 2,600 million years old and it was the erosion of this land that provided the sediment, laid down in shallow seas, for the sandstone we know today.

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