GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lochcarron Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

This walk takes you from Ardaneaskan to the ruins of Strome Castle on the shores of Lochcarron. From the lochside country lanes there are splendid views over the water to the surrounding woodland and mountains.
The walk passes through Leacanashiebefore coming to Strome Castle. The ruins overlook the loch making it a great photo opportunity.
You can virtually explore this section of the loch using the google street view link below!


IV54 8YL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lochcarron OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lochcarron Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the opposite side of the loch there's the delightful village of Plockton. The picturesque settlement has been described as "The Jewel of the Highlands". From here you can enjoy a walk along the loch shoreline and enjoy views back over the water to Lochcarron.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ardaneaskan Museum - - 1479396

Ardaneaskan Museum. The museum is the nearer of the two buildings and surely must be the smallest in the country. It contains items that that would be part of a crofter's everyday life. Loch Carron is in the mid distance and on the far shore is Creag an Duilisg

Ardaneaskan, Loch Carron, towards Plockton. - panoramio

Ardaneaskan, Loch Carron, towards Plockton.

Ardaneaskan shoreline - - 1479275

Ardaneaskan shoreline. The houses along Loch Carron's shore at Ardaneaskan. The picture is taken from the end of the public road. The peak on the far shore is Creag Mhaol, and the island is Strome Island where seals can normally be seen resting

Tall trees near Leacanasigh. - - 1277242

Tall trees near Leacanasigh.

Steep corner at Leacanasigh. - - 1277190

Steep corner at Leacanasigh.

Castle Bay - - 1479660

Castle Bay. Shoreline of Loch Carron immediately west of Strome Castle.

Strome Castle - - 1479238

Strome Castle. The castle dates from the early years of the fifteenth century and survived intact for two hundred years or so. It was blown up by members of the Mckenzie Clan when they were in dispute with the rival Clan McDonald. It has been in a ruined condition ever since. It is seen here with Loch Carron stretching out behind it to the open sea, the Strome Islands are also visible

The Narrows of Strome - - 2389919

The Narrows of Strome


GPS Files

GPX File

Lochcarron.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Lochcarron.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)