Castle and Walk in Wester Ross
An easy 4 mile / 6.5km walk or cycle along the single track road from Lochcarron takes you to the ruins of Strome Castle. Perched on a rocky outcrop at the end of Loch Carron, the castle occupied a strategically important position, guarding the north side of the Strome Narrows. It was built in the 14th century and changed hands many times over the centuries, until finally, in the 1600s, it was besieged (and blown up) by Kenneth MacKenzie, Lord of Kintail. Until the ‘Stomeferry Bypass’ as it’s known locally, was completed in the 1970s, a ferry plied the route from North Strome to Stromeferry on the other side of the loch. There are fantastic views from here to the Isle of Skye.