perfect hotel accommodation
your Highland Walking Break
Come Rambling in
Looking up Strathconon
|If you're looking for somewhere different,
somewhere unspoilt and peaceful, come and stay at Craigdarroch for a
Highland walking break. This area is surely one of Scotland's best kept
secrets. Enjoy a short break walking the forest trails, climbing
the mighty Munros
and meandering along the coastal pathways of Ross-shire. Stay with us at CRAIGDARROCH and
enjoy some of Ross-shire's most beautiful scenery - LITERALLY RIGHT ON
|There are plenty of excellent walks starting
right from the hotel.|
|And plenty of varied walking to suit all
|MUNRO BAGGERS, you can do BEN WYVIS , the
FANNICHS, the NORTH STRATHFARRAR RIDGE, and even AN TEALLACH
|Please ask about special arrangements for
transport and the special bus which is available.|
|We can provide you with packed lunches,
flasks of hot drinks etc.|
|Drying room for boots and jackets.|
|Local OS maps available|
A group in the garden planning their next days hike
FEW EASY WALKS RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP
1. CRAIGDARROCH OAK WOODLAND
AND TARVIE LOCHS
Craigdarroch meaning 'Rock of Oaks'
is home to the most northerly area of sessile oak woodland. Circular walks
weave through the woodland up onto the higher ground to discover secret
hill lochs where brilliant views can be had all around.
2. THE RIVER BLACKWATER AND ROGIE FALLS
Walk from your base at Craigdarroch Hotel to the
river Blackwater with forest trails along the river
including the dramatic
Rogie Falls crossed by a suspension bridge.
Then either walk west, to Garve
along the shores of Loch Garve
arriving at Silverbridge
and then if you wish, on to Ben Wyvis, or east to Strathpeffer, Knock Farril and Loch Ussie.
THREE DAMS WALK
From the hotel down the path to Loch
Achilty. Follow the roadway around the loch and on up to the Falls of
Conon and Luichart dam. From here 2 miles along the top of the Meig gorge
to Loch Meig dam with extensive views of upper Strathconon and the peaks
of Sgurr a 'Mhuilinn and Meallan nan Uan. Then its 3 miles to Torr Achilty
dam with views over Scatwell estate
and attractive farmland of lower
Strathconon. From here walk back to the hotel with excellent views of Ben
Wyvis. Total 12 miles.
FEW MORE ADVANCED HILL WALKS FURTHER AFIELD
CRAIGDARROCH LODGE is surrounded
by some great hill walking experiences, all just a short drive from the
hotel ....to the north and west Ben Wyvis, An Teallach, Beinn Eighe,
The Fannaichs, Stac Pollaidh and Strathconon, to the south Glen
Strathfarrar and Glen Orrin, to name just a few.
TELEPHONE AND FAX:
+44 ( 0)1997 421265
Julia and Mark Garrison
Craigdarroch Lodge Hotel
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