Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree
The Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve was the first NNR to be established in the UK back in 1951. On the mountainous slopes and isolated islands, the last vestiges of ancient Caledonian pine forest make this a fabled destination for nature lovers. Here, the trails and visitor centre help you explore a land that is home to sea eagles, golden eagles, pine martens and red deer.
For any visitor, whichever way you choose to approach Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree, the scenery is going to make your day. From the north, the view is dominated by mighty Slioch, from the south you pass through Torridon below the towering ridge of Liathach, and from the east, the classic approach down Glen Docherty gives stunning views over the village of Kinlochewe to Loch Maree itself.
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The Red Monk
"The Red Monk, he came out the west, originally from over the Irish sea in the 7th century, and then he journeyed out of the settlement he'd founded at the place called Abercrossan. Loch Maree, Amulree, Kilmolruy, Killarrow place-names familiar to us now in Highland, Moray, Perthshire, all come from the Red Monk, St Maolrubha. "