GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shieldaig Peninsula Walk

2 miles (3.4 km)

This walk takes you along the beautiful Shieldaig Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands.
The area includes a fine hill climb with lovely views over Shieldaig Loch to Shieldaig Island. You can start the walk in the village and follow footpaths taking you up to Camas-ruadh where there is a trig point and a fine vista over Loch Torridon to the north.
You can continue your walking in the area by heading south west to Applecross where you can enjoy a lovely circular walk around a beautiful peninsula to Sand Bay.

Shieldaig Peninsula OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shieldaig Peninsula Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south there's the delightful village of Plockton where you can enjoy fine views over Lochcarron.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Early morning in Loch Shieldaig - geograph.org.uk - 2929187

Early morning in Loch Shieldaig. Shieldaig is a community of around 85 people, with its own school, a small pub, a village hall, a church and two restaurants. It is much used as a holiday destination, attracting those interested in fishing, touring the North Coast 500 or explorers of the Torridon Hills, which are a few miles around the coast.

Trig point near Camas-ruadh - geograph.org.uk - 2948188

Trig point near Camas-ruadh

Cairn on the path to Camas-ruadh, Shieldaig - geograph.org.uk - 2947926

Cairn on the path to Camas-ruadh, Shieldaig

Eilean a' Chaoil - geograph.org.uk - 2947946

Eilean a' Chaoil

Shieldaig Island from north-east - geograph.org.uk - 2433816

Shieldaig Island from north-east.

Foreshore at Shieldaig - geograph.org.uk - 4500494

Foreshore at Shieldaig. The name of the village is derived from the Old Norse síld-vík, meaning 'herring bay'. The village was founded in 1800 with a view to training up seamen for war against Napoleon. After his (initial) defeat and exile to Elba, the community found itself a new role as a fishing village. The small island just offshore never had its tall pines harvested to rig warships, and has now become a nature sanctuary.

GPS Files

GPX File

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