The area is traditionally a crofting community although the area was important in the 70's and early 80's for its construction yard, building oil platforms. The area today has reverted back to celebrating the beauty of nature as can be seen in the mountains, sea lochs and islands that are so distinctive and attractive to hill walkers and nature lovers.
It is worth taking some time to explore the area, ideally by walking or cycling as you will then be able to see the wildlife and flora that make up this rich environment.
Kishorn in Wester Ross, Scotland.
Iconic red painted property and caravan on the shoreline of Loch Kishorn at Achintraid.
View over Loch Kishorn towards Beinn Bhan which is part of the Applecross peninsula.
Sanachan is at the head of Loch Kishorn and has a the gift shop Patterns of Light along with the award winning Kishorn Seafood Bar and the Kishorn Selfie Box, giving a new lease of life for the red telephone box. A Scottish Episcopal chapel is located at Courthill between Sanachan and Tornapress. The A896 road passes through Sanachan, and a minor road leads off to the other settlements. Ardarroch is on the lochside, next to small shingly beach.
The next settlement, Achintraid, is further down the loch. It consists of a line of whitewashed cottages, originally built to house crofters evicted in the Highland Clearances.
Rhunasoul is the final populated settlement at the end of the minor road. Achintraid and Rhunasoul are noted for spectacular views of the Applecross peninsula, with the Corbetts of Sgurr a' Chaorachain and Beinn Bhàn and the pass of the Bealach na Ba being particularly prominent.
Acknowledgement info from wikipedia
Map of Kishorn
Alternative Map - OS online map of this area and maps and books on the Highlands of Scotland
Old crofting buildings overlooking Loch Kishorn, one of our favourite scenic views in the area. In the foreground the mountains of Bealach na Ba and Beinn Bhan, the mountains of Applecross.