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For colour and contemplation

The fully fledged Highland autumn turns an awe-inspiring palette of gold and red hue in October.

It could be too chilly to stay outside exploring for too long, but there’s always a crackling fire and a delicious dram to come back to before settling in for a good night’s sleep.

Meditate in the mountains

The vast scenery surrounding The Torridon is unaffected by modern day stresses and the temptations of technology, and therefore it is the perfect place to practice stillness.

Head for a walk near Shieldaig, stare across the sea and lose your train of thought on the horizon.

Follow a more rugged route from The Ling Hut to the Torridon Resort and let the intricate mountain ranges be your only distraction.

Or simply sit on the summit of one of 16 nearby Munros and take in the endless horizons.

What's growing?

October ends the second peak season of our artichokes, which you’ll find in a sandy, sunny patch in the kitchen garden. Only the globes with the tight and compact leaves will do, and our team take care prepping this peculiar-shaped delicacy until they get to the mouth-watering hearts.

Relative to the first frosts of the season, our cucumbers will also be ready to enjoy.

Flavour of the month

We’re blessed to have some of the best fish and seafood on our doorstep. But none are more loved by Head Chef Alex than turbot. Most known in the world of gastronomy as the ‘king of the sea’, this fish is caught off the west coast and admired for its luxurious flavour.

The 1887 take on this fabulous fish combines its meat-like texture with a silky fennel and crab sauce.