When you drive into Gairloch from the north, from Ullapool or Inverness you will see some of the best scenery in Scotland. After leaving Poolewe you will have a short journey to Gairloch and then you arrive. As you come to the cattle grid at just before Gairloch it is worth parking carefully and taking in the view over the Gairloch community. The houses are fairly well spread out, with crofts, hotels, caravan and camping sites nearby.
North West Highlands
Poolewe is a small community on the sea loch - Loch Ewe in an area called Wester Ross - you will probably have found the area by looking on a map at Ross and Cromarty, well the Ross bit is on the west of Scotland and the Cromarty is mostly on the east coast of the north of Scotland to the north and west of Inverness. The west coast of Scotland, especially the area of the north has spectacular scenery with many mountains known as Munros, that is over 3,000 feet.
The area around Wester Ross & Poolewe has so much to offer.
Gairloch in Highland Scotland
Scotland has castles, outstanding sandy beaches, hills and mountains and countryside that changes with every mile you travel throughout Scotland.
We hope you take time to visit Scotland and explore the areas known as the Scottish Highlands.
You can visit Scotland's Highlands by public transport (bus and train), car, walking, cycle, boat or a combination of all.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland, if you already live in Scotland then get out and about and discover more of Scotland you will be surprised and delighted at how much Scotland has to offer the adventurer, walker, sports person and amateur historian, naturalist and for everyone who wants a relaxing break away from the stress of modern day living.