Britain’s oldest National Nature Reserve. Set up in 1951 it embraces a vast area of 48 square kilometres stretching from loch-side to mountain top.
For visitors who would like to find out more about the reserve, there’s a visitor centre open from Easter to October just outside Kinlochewe. The three trails which start here are open all year and a further path links the visitor centre with the village of Kinlochewe.
For those looking for a longer walk the woodland (1½ kms) and mountain (6½ kms) trails leave from the Coire na Glas Leitr car park on the shores of Loch Maree. The woodland trail explores the ancient pine forest which clings to the lower slopes while the mountain trail offers a more strenuous opportunity to venture into the mountain environment.
At the heart of the reserve is the Beinn Eighe ridge, a huge cluster of of rugged peaks, ridges and scree-covered slopes between Loch Maree and Glen Torridon. For the more experienced, and prepared hiker, this area offers plenty of opportunities for a challenging and strenuous day out.
There is an excellent viewpoint across Loch Maree to the islands from the Slattadale car park, approximately 17 kilometres west of the visitor centre on the road to Gairloch.
The reserve is in the heart of Wester Ross. The mountains, seas and lochs in this part of Scotland are some of the finest in the world. Nature is all around you here, so take some time to enjoy this magical place.