12 moderate hikes from Bliss haus

Loch Kernsary

start: 15 mins by car
walk: 150 mins

Starting in Poolewe, this is a nice circuit into the Letterewe estate and around the beautiful Loch Kernsary. The loch and the mountain views will give you a good taste of highland scenery. Link to start point and routemap

Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

start: 50 mins by car
walk: 3 hrs

Great waymarked trail. Steep and exposed climb, but once you’re on the top you have stunning views of the north side of the Beinn Eighe and other Torridon mountains, as well as Slioch across Loch Maree. After passing some wonderful lochs the descent is rewarding with continuing views of beautiful Loch Maree. Last part of the trail goes through the pinewood. Link to start point and route map

Loch Tollie to Slattadale

start: 20 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

Clear trail from the small parking at Loch Tollie. Once you’re up, you will have a great view across Loch Maree. Same way back to the carpark, or you can continue to Slattadale. Link to start point and route map 

Slaggan Bay

start: 14 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

Drive towards Mellon Udrigle and park your car at the small parking place opposite a gate and a sign ‘Slaggan Bay’. The walk follows a track to the desolate Slaggan Bay. You will pass a ruined settlement and in good weather you could even see Skye and the Outer Hebrides. Link to start point and route map

Falls of Balgy

start: 1 hr 15 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

Start from Balgy bridge for this varied walk. First you will pass the Falls of Balgy, and then you will see Loch Damh. Across the road the walk continuous to the shores of Upper Loch Torridon with great views of the Torridon mountains. Link to start point and route map

Diabaig to Craig

start: 1 hr 30 mins by car
walk: 3 hrs

It’s quite a drive to the starting point of this walk, but it is a very scenic route through Glen Torridon and up and down to the remote settlement of Lower Diabaig. The trail is very straightforward and will lead you to a former youth hostel which is turned into a bothy. Great sea views in all directions. Link to start point and route map

Stac Pollaidh

start: 1 hr 20 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

Just a short drive north from Ullapool, you will find this stunning ‘small mountain’. The path is clear, but very steep in places. Once at the top, the views are absolutely fantastic. On a clear day you can see all mountains in the north of Scotland with Suilven being the most iconic. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, as it can be quite windy at the top. Link to start point and route map

Loch na Sealga

start: 16 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

This is a hidden loch in the midst of the Fisherfield Forest. It can be reached from different directions. The best option from Bliss haus is parking the car a bit further from Gruinard Bay on the small parking lot before a bridge. From the bridge, a clear track leads you all the way to the loch. This is a good option when it’s cloudy, because you stay on a low level. The loch gives you a reel sense of highland remoteness.

Forest and falls of Loch Bad na Sgalag

start: 35 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

This walk starts from the green shed, located on the road south of Gairloch. The track goes through a reforested area and you will pass some rough and boggy terrain. There are several bridges across the river. Link to start point and route map

Fairy Lochs

start: 30 mins by car
walk: 2-3 hrs

Opposite the Shieldaig Lodge in Badachro lies a parking place. From here the walk starts through some wild terrain with little lochans. On your way you will find the remnants of a World War II airplane together with a war memorial. If it’s wet, this trail can be very very boggy. You can combine this walk with a drink or dinner at the Badachro Inn. Look out for seals in the harbour! Link to start point and route map

Beinn Damph

start: 1hr 15 min by car
walk: 5-6 hrs

Great hike to the Beinn Damph corbett. Not as high as the big Torridon mountains, but with greath views towards Glenn Torridon, Applecross and even Sky. The trail starts at the Torridon Hotel in the beautiful Beinn Damph forest. Link to start point and route map

Flowerdale Glenn

start: 30 min by car
walk: 2 hrs

Nice waymarked walk through a beautiful glenn and a waterfall. On a clear day you will have views towards Skye. At the end yoou can have a rest and a drink at the Old Inn. Link to start point and route map