Lochcarron Village

Village in Wester Ross

Village Of Lochcarron
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This picturesque lochside village provides great opportunities for fishing, walking, climbing and sailing. As soon as you’re off the beaten track on one of the many walking routes in the area, there’s a good chance you’ll catch sight of red squirrels, pine marten, deer, eagles or seals. The narrows at Strome (An Sròm; meaning the current, from Norse) create strong tidal currents resulting in rich marine communities – bottlenose dolphins can sometimes be seen in the loch and it’s a great place for underwater photography – the flame shell reef here was recently declared a Marine Protected Area. The exposed estuary at low tide also makes it a great place for the keen bird watcher and oystercatcher, curlew, redshank and greenshank are regularly found here. The village offers a range of local services and the Lochcarron Producers’ days (last Friday of every month, April – October) offers a chance to buy top quality local produce. There’s a vibrant community in Lochcarron and the community-owned Kirkton Woodland and Smithy Hub provide many facilities and activities for visitors and locals alike.

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Visiting Lochcarron Village

Duration: 20 minutes

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