As May is National Walking Month, we can’t think of a better way to spend it than by conquering the mountains of Wester Ross. The rugged wilderness is the ultimate parallels to city living, offering an antidote to the pressures of the daily grind. Leave your cares at home and set out on a Torridon Trail.
Experience munro bagging
The Torridon is surrounded by four great mountain ranges, or munros – Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Coulin Forest and Beinn Eighe. These munros (a Scottish peak over 3000 feet) offers nine different ways to explore the beguiling landscape, with options for every ability and skill level. To ‘bag a munro’ is to simply surmount it. Our team of expert mountain guides will take you to the top, helping you to push your limits before reaching the summit, where you will take in spectacular panoramic views of the sweeping Highlands.
A smaller variation of lovage, Scots lovage, is ready for picking in May. The perennial plant, commonly known as Scottish liquorice root, is grown on rocky coasts of northern Britain and thrives in The Torridon soil. You’ll find the mild, sweet leaves on our menu in 1887, served with fish such as cured sea trout. Colourful flowers continue to bloom in our gardens in May, with apple blossom, rhododendrons and azaleas coming out. The beautiful pink and purple flowers serve as an ethereal addition to the resort.
Flavour of the month
Asparagus season is in full swing, and the chef favourite is served simply but deliciously at 1887, with beef rib, reared from our own Highland coos, and foraged wild garlic to complement the fresh flavours of this refined vegetable.