Beinn Eighe is Britain’s oldest National Nature Reserve. Set up in 1951 it embraces a vast area of 48 square kilometres stretching from loch-side to mountain top.
For visitors who would like to find out more about Beinn Eighe, there’s a visitor centre open from Easter to October just outside Kinlochewe. The three trails which start here are open all year and a further path links the visitor centre with the village of Kinlochewe.
For those looking for a longer walk the woodland (1½ kms) and mountain (6½ kms) trails leave from the Coire na Glas Leitr car park on the shores of Loch Maree. The woodland trail explores the ancient pine forest which clings to the lower slopes while the mountain trail offers a more strenuous opportunity to venture into the mountain environment.
At the heart of the reserve is the Beinn Eighe ridge, a huge cluster of rugged peaks, ridges and scree-covered slopes between Loch Maree and Glen Torridon. For the more experienced, and prepared hiker, this area offers plenty of opportunities for a challenging and strenuous day out.