Dear People of Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Central Scotland, the drive to Torridon is not nearly as far as you might think. Just head north to Inverness, then turn left and keep going until you land in a large comfortable armchair at The Torridon, ready for afternoon tea*.
More seriously, we recently discussed some of our favourites stops and detours for this particular journey. And what follows are pit stops we often make to or from the Deep South.
House of Bruar at Blair Atholl on the A9, ticks the boxes for food and drink, not to mention a huge shopping opportunity for cashmere, mustard-coloured corduroy trousers and Barbour coats for dogs.
The Storehouse at Foulis Ferry is a happy detour north of Dingwall with a restaurant full of warming things and a fun shop.
A few miles from Inverness along the road to Fort William, The Torridon welcomes everyone with open arms, particularly if you tell them you’re on your way to The Torridon.
Those with an interest in history should visit the Culloden Battlefield where the guardians are always happy to dispel some hoary old myths.
If the weather west after Inverness inspires you to stroll and possibly picnic before the final push to Torridon, don’t miss Rogie Falls, near Contin. If you are lucky enough to see a salmon cruising past that will just sharpen your appetite for one of chef’s creations when you get here.
Let us know if you have your own favourite stopping points on the way to Torridon.
*Slightly more detailed – and personalised – driving directions are available on the contacts pages.