We were staying at Lochside Cottage, as we did on our previous visit to Torridon, in 2011. We thought that holiday couldn't be bettered... But this seemed even more unique: given that we don't get there very often, and particularly in winter, we'll probably never see and hear the like of this again. We're so lucky to have some recall, and a camera...
As well as the photos below, there are some recordings of the amazing noise of the sea ice moving: the recordings are rough ones but give a bit of the flavour of the whooshing slides, tinkles, smashes and cracks that were our constant accompaniment on the morning of 11th December, with fiery sunrise. Here is an example recording (about 30 seconds long, 0.6 MBytes). The little sea-ice audio page has more. There's also a writeup of the trip on WalkHighlands.
This isn't so much about walks and routes, or even history or the hills themselves, but rather a sample of what we saw over a few days of a winter in Torridon - brilliant, vivid times, which we felt priveleged to witness.
You can see main highlights, or
a larger selection, or
all the photos on the individual pages as a
There are also short separate pages on otters and on Bealach na Lice
|Day by day in Torridon:|
|9th December: Storms and irises|
|10th December: Bealach a'Chomhla|
|11th December: Sea ice, otters and fiery skies. Separately, you can see just the otters.|
|12th December: Annat, Loch an Eoin and Bealach na Lice. [Separately, you can see just the furthest bit of the walk from Loch an Eoin to the Bealach na Lice.]|
|7th and 8th December: Train journey to Strathcarron, and on by foot and bus to Torridon|
|13th December: Leaving Fasag|
|Place names are as on Ordnance Survey maps, except Loch an Eoin, which is spelt Loch an Eion on the maps - possibly a misprint? Unlike Beinn an Eòin, there's no accent on the maps, so we've left it that way.|
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