As the year progresses we asked our Senior Outdoor Instructor Ben about his recommendations for an active Autumn at The Torridon. There’s lots to do and see at this magical time of year!
Through the Autumn months we begin to see the changing colours in the trees and on hills, and we start thinking about shifting our adventures to match. The hills are quickly becoming rich ambers, reds and oranges which feels all too fitting for this part of the Highlands. Whilst the water temperature becomes a bit too cold for splashing around in it, it is a perfect time to explore above it. This is an excellent time of year for walking in the mountains, sea kayaking on Upper Loch Torridon and mountain biking around the forest trails.
With cooler temperatures it is time to wrap up warm and embrace whatever the weather gods throw at us. Windy and wet days are ideally suited for mountain biking, riding through every puddle, and squelching through the mud. The hills come to life at this time of year with the roar of the Stags, and we do not have to wander too high on to the mountain trails to spot the red deer roaming. Walking these trails allows us to slow down and take in the views as well as look out for some of the stunning wildlife in the area. On the calmer days, when the wind isn’t blowing a gale, sea kayaking offers the perfect retreat. It can be incredibly peaceful on the loch, in awe of the towering mountains and in the company of the seals.
Whatever the adventure and whatever the weather, the Beinn Bar offers a haven of coffee and cake beside the warm fire on return!