Hill Walking in Plockton and KylePlockton
In a sheltered Bay of Loch Carron on the North-western coastline stands the delightful village of Plockton. It is now a haven for artists and those seeking a romantic hideaway. The village is situated about 6 miles from Kyle of Lochalse and is the last stop before Kyle on the amazing railway line that crosses the grouse moors from Inverness. The train journey itself is a major highlight since the scenery that you gently pass through is breathtaking. Kyle itself is really just a railhead and used to be the main ferry port to Skye before the construction of the spectacular Skye Bridge.
A few miles inland from Kyle is one of the most celebrated hill walking routes in Scotland. It is called the Five sisters of Kintail and includes three munros (i.e peaks over 3000 foot). It is a ridge walk with magnificent views and you are recommended to start from a layby car park on the A87 a few miles south-east of Shiel bridge located as the gap between two sections of forest. The full walk is advertised as 9.5 miles and recommended to take between 8 to 10 hours.
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