Our ancient sweet chestnuts castanea sativa are dressed in their autumn glory just now and can be found in a number of locations around the Torridon hotel grounds. Many of the oldest chestnut trees found in Scotland date back to the time of Mary Queen of Scots and there are some fine examples with the larger ones having a girth of 28ft or more. Tree charity The Woodland Trust is carrying out an Ancient Tree Hunt to find some of the oldest trees. Our trees are in the region of 150 years old and we will be submitting our records to put the Torridon Chestnuts on the map. They are among a number of deciduous trees adding to the autumn colours of the Highlands; that other chestnut, the horse chestnut is also showing some glorious golden colours. Why not come and join in our autumn glory and remember your camera!