Café Ceàrdach and Lochcarron Community Development Company are the official local partners with Visit Scotland to provide visitor information locally. The Café is ideally situated on the NC500 route for visitors to stop and find out more about this stunning and tranquil part of the North West Highlands.
The Café staff will be happy to talk to you and share their local knowledge about local businesses, amenities, walks, day trips, things to do and see to enjoy your stay in the Lochcarron area. We have wifi, maps and information leaflets to help you plan your trip.
At the Community-run Smithy Hub alone we have plenty to keep everyone entertained, including a small woodland walk with access to the river- Abhainn Bhuachaig- The Treehouse is a venue for hire & is perfect for private meetings, courses, functions or somewhere to relax with the family. To book this email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also currently have two established local businesses. Kiki’s Craft Corner is a treasure trove for the textile enthusiast, with everything that a quilter, spinner, knitter or textile crafts person could want. They also run workshops and courses, so contact them directly for prices and to discuss further.
The Pottery run by Vicky Stonebridge also runs pottery workshops and taster sessions. You can have a go on the potter’s wheel and have your creations posted on to you afterwards when they are fired – booking is required for this. Vicky also has a wide range of pottery and art for sale, and you can see examples in use in Café Ceàrdach.
Directly from the Smithy hub there are easy walks down to the River Carron and up into the Glen behind. It’s an ideal location to explore and get a delicious meal at the same time.
LCDC has produced a range of local information leaflets. You can download from the links below.
Day trips around the Lochcarron Area
Things to do and see on Skye
A daytrip to Lochalsh Plockton and Glenelg
Below are some useful links to local information:
our Lochcarron Community Development Site
Lots more Places to eat, and visit artists and Crafts makers across South West Ross www.artsandeatstrail.com
GENERAL AREA INFORMATION
Highland Council website for information about local public services
Run by the local business association, contains lots of information about lochcarron and district and all the affiliated local businesses, including accommodation and things to do and see www.lochcarron.org.uk
A directory of local interest web pages and sites
Kylerhea & Glenelg Ferry skyeferry.co.uk
SPORT & RECREATION
Clcle race over the Applecross Bealach www.handsonevents.co.uk
Some fantastic motorcycle routes from Strathcarron www.ride.co.uk/Tour2015/
Scottish Natural Heritage www.snh.gov.uk/about-snh/snh-in-your-area/south-highland
Photographs (c) Vicky Stonebridge & (c) Annice Macleod