Loch Torridon in Scotland

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House on the Loch © flickr.com - Chris Combe/cc-by-2.0

House on the Loch © flickr.com – Chris Combe/cc-by-2.0

Loch Torridon is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland in the Northwest Highlands. The loch was created by glacial processes and is in total around 15 miles (25 km) long. It has two sections: Upper Loch Torridon to landward, east of Rubha na h-Airde Ghlaise, at which point it joins Loch Sheildaig; and the main western section of Loch Torridon proper. Loch a’ Chracaich and Loch Beag are small inlets on the southern shores of the outer Loch, which joins the Inner Sound between the headlands of Rubha na Fearna to the south and Red Point to the north. The name Thoirbhearta has a similar root to Tarbert and indicates a place where boats were dragged overland.

Shieldaig Island has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1970. It has a coverage of Scots Pine, which may have grown from seeds taken from Speyside in the mid-19th century. Torridon village lies at the head of the loch and is surrounded by the spectacular Torridon Hills. To the north are the villages of Redpoint, Diabaig, Wester Alligin and Alligin Shuas. To the south is Shieldaig.

Beinn Damh © Mick Knapton/cc-by-sa-3.0 Beinn Dearg summit © geograph.org.uk - Richard Webb/cc-by-sa-2.0 House on the Loch © flickr.com - Chris Combe/cc-by-2.0 The serene beauty of Loch Torridon © geograph.org.uk - Des Colhoun/cc-by-sa-2.0 The Torridon Hotel © flickr.com - Nick Hyatt/cc-by-2.0 Torridon village © Wojsyl/cc-by-sa-3.0 View of the Torridons from Big Sand Beach, Gairloch © geograph.org.uk - Wendy Kirkwood/cc-by-sa-2.0
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View of the Torridons from Big Sand Beach, Gairloch © geograph.org.uk - Wendy Kirkwood/cc-by-sa-2.0
The loch is surrounded by various mountains to the north, including Liathach, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Eighe, all of which are over 3,000 feet (910 m) in height. The Torridon Hills exhibit dramatic mountain scenery. The rocks of which they are made are known as Torridonian sandstone, some of which are crowned by white Cambrian quartzite. They are amongst the oldest rocks in Britain, and sit on yet older rocks, Lewisian gneiss.

Loch Torridon is an important prawn and shellfish fishery and is home to several salmon farms and industrial mussel production. Langoustines are fished by creels baited with herring or prawns, which are deployed on lines of up to 120 creels and left on the seabed for at least a day. Most of the catch is exported to Spain, but some is sold locally. The sustainable seafood certificate for Loch Torridon langoustines was suspended by the Marine Stewardship Council on 11 January 2011, due to increased fishing pressure in the area caused by creel-fishing boats that had not signed-up to the fishery’s voluntary code of conduct.

Read more on VisitScotland.com – Torridon, WalkHighlands.co.uk – Torridon and Gairloch walks, The Torridon Resort, Wikipedia Torridon, Wikivoyage Torridon and Wikipedia Loch Torridon (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.








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