Falls of Balgy Circuit

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A very scenic circular family walk on the south side of Loch Torridon, in Wester Ross, giving marvellous views across the loch to the Torridon Mountains. The early part goes round the Aird Mhor Peninsula, where there is a view every few metres, while the later part follows the tumbling River Balgy upstream, passing the Falls of Balgy, to where it emerges from Loch Damh. We were fortunate enough to be here at the end of June, when the masses of rhododendrons in the area were in bloom... very colourful.

There is no steep climbing and the paths are everywhere good. Boots are advised. Between Waymarks 14 and 15 the Balgy has cut a steep gorge and children should be watched.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Wester Ross

Features

Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, River, Sea, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
28/09/2019 - Lynn Wood

Excellent for dogs - safe and fun!

28/09/2019 - Lynn Wood

Lovely walk - varied in terrain, underfoot and views. Safe for the dog (apart from crossing the road). The mileage matched mine exactly, as did the timing (despite an nonseasonal 22C in September! The rhododendrons referred to are no longer there (scourge of the highlands apparently!) and at the end of the first part, the log cottage burnt down over a year ago and there are 2 new houses shortly after the ex-log cottage. New tracks so I took the left turn before the new cottages and the right turn shortly thereafter, but had to walk about 200yds on the road to the track up to Loch Damph. Going straight on at the first new choice (where I went left) takes you to the houses and I didn't like to do that. But a beautiful walk.

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