The picturesque village of Kinlochewe nestles to the south-east of Loch Maree at the southern end of the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve. It is 51 miles west of Inverness at the junction of the A832 Garve to Gairloch road with the A896 road through Glen Torridon. The photograph to the right is taken from Glen Docherty, looking over the village north-west to Loch Maree. It is ideally situated for both loch and sea fishing, climbing, hill walking, bird watching or a quiet relaxing holiday. It is the perfect base for anyone wishing to tour the north west Highlands as it is well situated to reach Skye, Ullapool and the famous Inverewe gardens. Mountain guides are available in the area if required.
In the village there is a shop/ post office/café, a hotel (which has a public bar and serves meals all day), a petrol station and the Whistle Stop Café (which also serves meals all day). The Bank of Scotland and butcher are in Gairloch as well as a nine hole golf course and leisure centre. The travelling bank comes to Kinlochewe on Tuesdays and the butcher/vegetable van on Mondays and Fridays. There are also two churches.
Kinlochewe is the perfect base for anyone wishing to tour the North-West Highlands. It stands at the southern end of beautiful Loch Maree, the eastern border of the Fisherfield Forest (well known asThe Last Great Wilderness) and the upper end of Glen Torridon. The famous Inverewe Gardens are 35 miles away, the Isle of Skye 50 miles away and the ferry and fishing port of Ullapool 58 miles away.
The Torridon area is renowned and loved for its outstanding beauty and grandeur by hill walkers, mountaineers, cyclists, photographers, bird-watchers, those seeking the outdoor life and those wanting a quiet place to get away from it all. Kinlochewe nestles at the feet of two iconic mountains: Beinn Eighe and Slioch. Glen Torridon contains the lovely Lochs Clair & Coulin and culminates in the world-famous Loch Torridon. The area boasts four giants of the North-West: Slioch (3218ft – 981m), Beinn Eighe (33214ft – 1010m), Liathach (3461ft – 1055m), and Beinn Alligin (323 ft – 985m). There are also several superb golden and white sand beaches within easy reach of Kinlochewe on which to enjoy a rest day from hill walking or touring.