Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
Take a break from driving and pull in for the panoramic views at the Loch Carron viewpoint. You can see all the way to Wellington's Nose from here!
Just down the road is Strome Wood: a hidden natural gem with more gorgeous views over Strome Castle, Loch Carron and even to Skye. It's a charming community woodland with pleasant trails and quiet picnic tables. Sixteen species of fern grow in the damp environment and summer wildflowers bloom on the sheltered slopes. You could see coastal birds here as well as woodland birds, and seals often sun themselves on rocks below the wood.
Strome Wood is managed for the benefit of visitors and local people by a partnership between Forestry and Land Scotland and the Fernaig Community Trust.
Twist through mature Norway spruce and regenerating native birch and hazel for spectacular views over Loch Carron and the mountains beyond.
Rough, narrow grass and earth paths. Some rocky and muddy sections. A long steep slope and several sets of uneven steps.
Allow ½ hour
Listen for woodland birds and animals as you walk. In spring you might hear woodpeckers drumming on old dead tree trunks, or the high-pitched call of a buzzard, which sounds a bit like a cat.
The nearest toilets and eating places are in Plockton or Lochcarron.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
The Loch Carron viewpoint is on the A890 just north of Stromeferry, between Kyle of Lochalsh and Lochcarron village. Strome Wood is less than ¼ mile (400 metres) from the viewpoint: turn south onto the A890 and almost immediately take a right turn signposted ‘Strome Ferry (no ferry)’. The forest entrance is 200 metres on your left.
IV53 8UJ is the nearest postcode, just down the road in Stromeferry.
Stromeferry is the nearest train station on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh railway line. You'll find timetable and connection details at Scotrail.
Pull in for the panoramic views at the Strome viewpoint.
Walk beneath the trees beside Loch Alsh