Out & About

Looking south across Gruinard Bay from Rocklea

Scenery, wildlife, beaches, walks, fishing: north to Ullapool, Achiltibuie and Sutherland: south to Inverewe Garden, Gairloch, Loch Maree, Torridon and Skye.

The Wester Ross scenery is unique in Britain. Rugged mountains, beautiful inland lochs and sparkling rivers, awesome sea lochs and breathtaking seascapes – all so different and the pattern of life such a contrast with elsewhere that you feel abroad and yet you’re at home. Red deer, Roe deer, feral goats, pine marten, otters and recently a badger, golden eagles, sea eagles and many other varied and interesting bird species.

Beautiful sandy beaches abound not least on Rocklea’s door step – down our private walkway – Gruinard Bay but also in the immediate area at Mellon Udrigle and at Slaggan. All are unspoilt and sparsely populated even in high summer. Sea, loch and river fishing, pony trekking, sailing and walks to suit every temperament from a gentle stroll to the odd Munro are all available in the area. And for golf enthusiasts there is a well tended 9 hole course at Gairloch. En route to Gairloch at Poolewe is Inverewe Garden owned and managed by The National Trust for Scotland and a popular attraction for visitors.

For general touring, going south through Gairloch to Loch Maree – with the magnificent mountain, Slioch , on the opposite bank – Kinlochewe, Torridon, Shieldaig, Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye are all an easy day’s journey: or going north to Ullapool, Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles and on up the Sutherland coast can also be readily covered within a day. Wonderful and at times spectacular scenery wherever you go. The weather – when the sun shines you ask yourself how anyone could possibly choose the Mediterranean or the Canaries. But we have to be honest a holiday in Wester Ross can be wet so rainwear is essential.

Contact Us

Mr and Mrs A. Gilchrist
Grassvalley Cottage
12 Woodhall Road
EH13 0DX

Tel: (+44) (0)131 441 6053