Ross & Cromarty
A truly fascinating and wild part of the Highlands full of Lochs and mountains but steeped in History.
Located on the vast and beautiful Dundonnell Estate at the roads end, we begin by taking the narrow single track road off the A832 (centrally located between Ullapool and Gairloch) one mile east of the Dundonnell Hotel. This road meanders 7 delightful miles west to Badrallach, over the 18th century hump back bridge and through a romantic little strath on the north side of Little Loch broom.
Passing by the Mansion House (1767) with its magnificent 19th century rubble walled garden and 20th century glass house and aviary the road winds along an avenue of beech and sweet chestnut above the river and continues through tranquil woodlands, an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) with an amazing variety of relic species rising up to the wild overgrazed hillside beyond.
Badrallach and Scoraig
After 5 miles and at a height of 236m (775ft) a sharp bend in the road reveals An Teallach ("The Forge" - 1062m) one of Scotland's finest mountains. The road then winds down to Badrallach at the loch-side below; a once fertile township at the foot of Beinn Ghobhlach on the shores of Little Loch Broom. The unusually clear water and richness of marine life and kelp forests make Little Loch Broom a paradise for underwater exploration. It is now part iof a larger Marine Protected Area (MPA)
All this together with Badrallach's end of road position at the gateway to the Scoraig peninsular, now having a thriving community of over 100 people accessed only by footpath (6 miles from the campsite) or boat but with schools, boat builders, violin makers, physicists, crofters and potters. There is much to see and do here and our croft occupies a magnificent position.