Lower Diabaig to Craig Bothy

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This is a popular walk through superb West Highland coastal scenery. On a good path, the walk offers magnificent views to Skye, Applecross and the Torridon Mountains. The views, soon after starting the walk, across Loch Diabaig and the Diabaig Peninsula are very appealing; and later there is a fine view north to Red Point, with its sandy beach, which can be reached if you continue on this route for another four miles.

Craig Bothy, at the mouth of the River Craig, was until recently a youth hostel. When the hostel was closed some of the furnishings (beds, mattresses, kitchen utensils etc) were left, so that the bothy is a very comfortable one (Sept 2007). There is even a compendium of bothy ballads...

Boots are advised on this walk, which is a good family walk (with dog), but if the weather looks bad wet weather clothing should be carried; there is no shelter other than the bothy.

You will enjoy the walk, just as you will enjoy the scenic, tortuous, alpine access road; do not miss the viewpoint as the road climbs to the Bealach na Gaoithe (Pass of the Wind) at NG 827587!!

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Wester Ross


Birds, Good for Kids, Great Views, Moor, Museum, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
7/20/2023 - Sarah Green

Interesting coastal walk with a lovely bothy hidden in the dip. Views on the return leg are superb! There is no longer any parking at the start as there is a house there now so we parked on the waterfront in the village and walked up adding about 3/4 mile each way.