Lochan Torr Woodlands is surrounded by spectacular scenery offering walks to suit all abilities from strolls of a mile or two around the estate and short family woodland and river walks to climbs up the Munros of the glen and routes into the mountainous wilderness region of Knoydart to the west.

There are many renowned walking and climbing areas, and numerous Munros and Corbetts, within easy driving distance of Lochan Torr, including Glen Shiel and the Cluanie Ridge, Glen Kingie, Glen Pean and Loch Arkaig, Glen Affric, West Affric, Kintail (and the famous Five Sisters) and Morvich, Glen Roy, Balmacara Estate and woodland walks, and, Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.


There are 34 Munros within a 16 mile radius of Lochan Torr (although, in some cases, the journeys by road or boat to the usual starting points from which to climb them are naturally much longer).  These include the 7 Munros of the South Glen Shiel (also known as the South Cluanie) Ridge and The Saddle.

The Munros Gairich, Gleouraich, Spidean Mialach and Sgurr Mhaoraich can be climbed from starting points on the road less than 10 miles further up Glen Garry.  The usual starting points for the South Glen Shiel Ridge, The Saddle and the mountains north of Loch Cluanie are between 20 and 35 miles by road from Lochan Torr.

The area also provides access to outstanding rock climbing and, in the winter months, to ice and snow climbing.   Ben Nevis is little more than an hour away, as is Creag Meagaidh (less than 20 miles away as the crow flies, approximately 40 miles by road).

A number of outdoor activity providers operate in the area and offer guiding and instruction.


There is a lovely walk from the estate to Loch Loyne using the old Road to the Isles (closed when the dam was built on Loch Loyne in the 1950s).  There are also delightful trails along Loch Garry and through the Glengarry woods, reached by crossing the bridge over Loch Garry at Tornacarry approximately 1.5 miles east along the road from the entrance to Lochan Torr at Poulary, further along the glen to the west.

Longer walks (of which sections can also be undertaken) include those from Poulary to Cluanie, from Kinloch Hourn, via Barisdale Bay, to Inverie in Knoydart and from Kinloch Hourn to Glenelg on the old drove road to Skye.

At the eastern end of the glen, there are routes around Loch Oich on the Great Glen Way/Invergarry link as well as trails to Loch Lundie and to the remains of the ancient settlement of Daingean and along the River Garry and through the ancient Glengarry woods.

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