Day 158 : Kenmore – Torridon

I walk today from Kenmore on Loch Torridon along the coast and to another loch off loch Torridon called Loch Sheidaig. I get fantastic views of the Torridon range of mountains including Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe

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Walk Date :                7th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     18.20 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,482.69 miles
Accommodation :      SYHA, Hartfield House, Applecross

I leave the little bay and cottages at Kenmore and join the road to Shiedaig. I pass the Applecross Smokehouse which smokes a whole range of fish, salmon, trout, haddock, shellfish and cheeses. It all sounds delicious but it was not open.

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I take a path off the road climbing towards A’ Bhainlir . The path follows a zigzag route almost like the road and finally joins the road again before Ardheslaig. I meet some workman resurfacing the single track road and they we stopped and chatted with me for about 10 minutes.

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Also on the road near Ardheslaig, three bizarrely motley coloured Range Rovers raced past, I think maybe they were test driving a special model and the contours of the vehicle were disguised.

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Sheidaig means “Herring Bay” is a lovely picturesque village at the head of  Loch Sheildaig. Most of the fishing these days is confined to prawns and mussels. The village was built to train soldiers to fight Napolean and was given funds to build boats.

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After stopping to eat my lunch along the seafront, I walk up the Sheidaig peninsular to see Eilean a’ Chaoil before returning and taking the road to Torridon.