Diabaig is a gloriously remote community with no shops and limited services. A butcher’s van visits on a weekly basis and a mobile bank every second week. Tesco supermarket also deliver online grocery orders twice a week to the Torridon community centre which is 9 miles from Diabaig. There is very patchy mobile phone coverage, and non at the Gille Brighde itself. The internet is slow but adequate for emails, quick searches and keeping in contact with family and friends.
It is a landscape of differences. With the forest and moorland meeting the sea and mountains. You can just meander along the pebbly beaches and coves, or venture into the land a little more. There are lochans and moorland offering a glimpse of the birdlife all around and far reaching views.
The surrounding area is just a must for nature lovers and the www.visitwester-ross.com has pretty much covered some of the best reasons why you should visit.
www.walkhighlands.co.uk Walk Highlands comprehensive website gives great information about local walks in the area.
shieldaigadventures.com “Shieldaig Outdoor Adventures provides quality outdoor experiences that leave you with lifelong memories. We are based in Shieldaig, Torridon on the North West Coast of Scotland. Our location graces us with some of Scotland’s most awesome scenery from rugged coastline to wild mountainous terrain. We provided a range of activities on land and water including sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain walking and archery. We also provide a equipment hire service. SOA is run by Tom and Emily with help from Winnie, Charlie and Bear.”
For pictures that paint a million million words please check out the incredible talents of local photographer Steve Carter‘s work. His photobooks can be found in Torridon Shop and Cafe. His inspiration all around.