This guide will assist you in making the most of your time if you’re organising your own weekend getaway to Wester Ross, which we highly suggest you do. The guide will give recommendations for where to travel, where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Wester Ross because there is so much to see and do there.
Where is Wester Ross?
In the Highland council district, Wester Ross is a region in Scotland’s Northwest Highlands. The area is vaguely defined and has never been utilised as a formal administrative entity in and of itself. However, it is widely thought to be to the west of the significant Ross watershed (Easter Ross being the eastern portion of Ross), creating the western half of the Ross and Cromarty county. While the local tourism organisation Visit Wester Ross does not include Lochalsh in Wester Ross, it is included in the definition of the Wester Ross Biosphere Reserve. Lochalsh is the most southwesterly section of Ross and Cromarty.
Accessing Wester Ross
There are several possibilities for travelling to Wester Ross from England or Wales, but it will take a while. Of course, you could turn it into a road trip. Even though it was a long drive for a little visit, taking the road is a fantastic alternative if you travel to the region for more than three or four days.
Flying to Scotland is another option available to you. Although Wester Ross lacks a large airport, you may travel to Inverness and rent a car there instead. The trip would take a little more than an hour to get from Inverness to Kinlochewe.
The sleeper train is another choice that has long been on my bucket list. If you wish to avoid driving, a fantastic alternative is to take a sleeper train from London to Inverness, change trains, and then go to Achnasheen in Wester Ross.
Things To Do In Wester Ross
Although it has become a bit of a cliché to refer to a place as an “adventurer’s paradise,” Wester Ross truly fits that description. There are hills to climb, mountains to conquer, lochs to canoe on, bike routes to ride on, and coastline to discover. However, if you’re only in town for a week or a long weekend, here are some of the highlights and the most remarkable things to do in Wester Ross. You could easily spend months here and discover new things to do every day.
Walking in Wester Ross
People who enjoy spending time hiking in the hills will love Wester Ross. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a large portion of the local tourist sector favours walking vacations. Your eyes will be attracted upward to the limitless panorama of rolling hills as soon as you enter the area.
You don’t need to be an experienced mountaineer to enjoy the wildness that Wester Ross offers, though there are hikes to suit all skill levels, from leisurely lochside strolls to meandering woodland routes.
The Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail is an ideal walking route that should serve as the perfect introduction to Wester Ross for people who don’t mind some steep and rocky terrain. One of the few waymarked mountain trails in the UK is the Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail. The track begins at the side of Lake Maree and ascends steeply through lovely woods before arriving at a rocky plateau with breathtaking views of the loch and the nearby mountains. The vistas are what you’ll get in exchange for the four to five hours it will take you to complete the trek, which may be somewhat steep in certain spots. It’s absolutely amazing.