In Springtime from Cruachan Lodge
Spring is an excellent time to visit our area

In the months of April and May in particular,
the weather can be surprisingly good, and free from the dreaded 'midges'. The accommodation rates can be more competitive, and the roads less busy.
Birds and flowers make their welcome return to our environment, and a contented gentleness descends, the troubles of your world can easily be left behind!

A Springtime walk

The Kirkaig falls, which at about two and a half miles
from the car park at Inverkirkaig, would be within the abilities of most walkers, a really good one to start your season with.
We, ourselves, endeavour to do this walk whenever we can every spring. Always, we look forward to the sounds of the melting snows of winter, rushing down the Kirkaig, the sweet scents of the wild flowers, blue, purple and yellow, aromatic in the first warm rays of sunshine.
Be not surprised, if you hear the cuckoo, and come suddenly face to face with a stag or two.
This walk can easily be extended, if you feel energetic, to Fionn loch, which will give you fantastic views of our most iconic mountain: Suilven.

Sand, seaweed, flower, bird
A car tour...

...to an interesting shop.
If you are quite happy on single track roads, try this one, it is worth the effort.
From the harbour end of Lochinver, take the coastal to Achiltbuie, but rather than going to Achiltbuie swing round to your right. A loop in the road takes you by Achnahaird beach, over the hill, giving you fantastic views of the summer isles, when you pass through Polbain, look for Mrs Muir's shop on your left (looks just like another croft house). Here you might enjoy a nice cuppa while browsing through some really interesting souvenirs.

“We found here much more than a B&B: a warm welcome, helpful people, magnificent surroundings,
and above all delicious food!”
Micheline Spetchnood and Bernard Mangethesu - Aulnay sous Bois France
“Great food, brilliantly looked after, wonderful countryside.”
Peter and Rosemary McNamara - Harpenden. Herts
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