To find the village of Lochcarron means a journey through one of two glens, the sourthern route takes in Glen Carron and the more northerly route takes in Glen Torridon. Now forming part of the magnificent North Coast 500 route (NC500), it is a spectacular section of the route surrounded by high hills and sea lochs. The village itself is stretched out across the waterfront for over a mile, and houses the Lochcarron Hotel, two fuels station, shops, cafes and restaurants. At one end of the village is the 9-hole golf course with the harbour at the other end. Beyond can be found the ruined castle of Strome. The area is very popular with sight-seers and mountain climbers, with a selection of Munro’s to choose from, including Maol Cheann-dearg , Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhòr. A highlight for many people is the Bealach na Bà, which is a historic pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula which has the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK.