CROMASAIG

Golden Eagle in Flight            Copyright: Tom Forrest©

 

CROMASAIG

Kinlochewe,
By Achnasheen,
Wester Ross
IV22 2PE

Where Eagles Fly Free

 

 

 

E-mail: Cromasaig

Tel: 01445 760234

 

 

"Failte Gú Cromasaig ceann loch iÚ"

"Welcome to Cromasaig kinlochewe"

Our home in the highlands of scotland

Beinn Eighe Ridge looking toward Liathach                   Copyright:  Tom Forrest©

 

Over the past 25 years we have had the pleasure of providing Bed and Breakfast to a large number of guests from around the World, the time has come for us to take time out and enjoy the rest of our lives doing our own thing, as such we will, yet again, finally retire on 10th August 2018.

Tom and Liz wish to thank all guests who have supported us over the years.

 

Cromasaig was recorded as a dwelling as far back as the 1600's, part of the original still stands in the grounds, the new building was built circa 1922 using stone from the original. The village of Kinlochewe, located on the edge of Fisherfield Forest one of Scotland's last wild areas and at the heart of the newly formed UNESCO Wester Ross Biosphere, surrounded by the rampart like peaks of the Torridon Mountains, and close to the beautiful Loch Maree, Kinlochewe is ideally situated for walkers and climbers. Or use Kinlochewe as a base for touring the North West Highlands and the Isle of Skye.

Loch Maree Reflections                        Copyright: Tom Forrest©

For walkers and climbers there are some 20 Munros, innumerable classic climbing routes both winter and summer and over 20 Corbetts within 25 miles of Kinlochewe. For those touring the Western Highlands, the Torridon Deer Museum and visitor centre,Inverewe Gardens both National Trust for Scotland, the stunning Applecross Peninsular with it's top class eating establishment, The Applecross Inn, and the Isle of Skye are all within easy reach, while the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and visitor centre, the first in Britain, established in 1951, is on our doorstep. The geology of the area is unique with some of the oldest rock structures in the world, the Moine Thrust runs through the village , a fine example of moraine is visible in Glen Torridon opposite the Coire Dubh car park (picture below).

Coire of 100 hills                     Copyright   Tom Forrest©

For the  botanist the area has an abundance of flora and fauna of all descriptions. Over two hundred varieties of alpine plants and lichens, some extremely rare,grow on the surrounding mountains,gullies and glens, Red Deer, Golden and White Tailed Eagles, Otters and Pine-Martens are regular visitors to Kinlochewe and its environs. The area around Beinn Eighe is renowned for its wide and varied collection of birdlife,some regular winter visitors such as Waxwing, an ornithologists paradise, for the entomologist, a large variety of butterflies,damsel and dragon flies and rare beetles are also prolific within the Torridon Mountains area. Fishing is available on Loch Maree for Salmon, Brown and Sea Trout, and Gairloch has sea fishing and boat trips available from the harbour.

Returning from a day out , drop in to the  Kinlochewe Hotel or Whistlestop Cafe in Kinlochewe or the Ledgowan Lodge Hotel at Achnasheen , both provide excellent cuisine in pleasant surroundings with friendly staff.

                       Isle of Skye from Gairloch               Copyright: Tom Forrest©

 

 

           

           

Liathach Reflection                 Copyright: Tom Forrest

 

Tom and Liz Forrest

Slioch Reflections         Copyright: Tom Forrest

 

 

                                                      

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