Wester Ross

Ask ten people where Wester Ross is, exactly, and you'll get ten different answers. Nominally it's the western half of the old county of Ross & Cromarty, though in practice the description can include almost anywhere within a vast wedge-of-pie-shaped area stretching along the west coast from Knoydart to Strathkanaird, with its apex at the Cromarty Firth.

wester ross landsat

Wester Ross proper includes a number of districts of such high profile that they deserve seperate treatment - Kintail, Torridon and Affric among them. This web page, then, is dedicated to those parts of this vast area not already covered elsewhere. It includes Loch Carron, Glen Carron and Strath Bran; the Fannaichs, the Fisherfield wilderness north of Loch Maree, the coast around Gairloch, Loch Ewe and Gruinard; and Loch Broom, Ullapool and the surrounding area including the Deargs. It includes some thirty Munros, among them such famed mountains as Beinn Dearg, An Teallach and Slioch. Ullapool is the area's main settlement though there are many villages and scattered townships such as Poolewe, Gairloch and Strathcarron, as well as strategic localities such as Achnasheen and Aultguish which often as not are just an inn and a road junction. Most of Wester Ross is empty semi-wilderness, little visited and little known. It's magnificent, and would take a lifetime to get to know.

Gallery Index

Falls of Luichart, September 1979
Loch Broom, May 1980

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This page last updated 4th January 2008