Strathcarron holiday B&B accommodation
Strathcarron Latitude: 57.424497 Longitude: -5.428393 Postcode IV54
Strathcarron and nearby Lochcarron take their names from the Carron River. There are several rivers called Carron in Scotland.
There have been various theories over the years as to its origin but is now agreed that the name means 'stony river' and the root 'car' goes back to the ancient pre-Gaelic language.Settlements on the banks of the Carron River go back to pre-history Explore the islands in the Loch and watch seals and otters play.
Boat and canoe hire is available locally. The area is a paradise for hill walkers and climbers with many Munro Mountains to climb and bed and breakfast accommodation provides the flexibility to cover the area.
Take a day tour of the island of Skye, visiting the famous Eileen Donan castle en route. Another day, your video will never be at rest as you drive to Apple cross via the Bealach Nam Bo - an amazing road climb over 2000 feet , then follow the coast road to Shiledaig, up through the Torridon Mountains to Kinlochewe, down the side of Loch Maree to Achnasheen and return to Lochcarron. Croick, is a little church, built in 1827 by Thomas Telford, stands at the head of Strath Carron as a mute witness to the forcible eviction of Highland families from the lands of Sutherland.
It was once the centre for worship attended by a weekly congregation of 200 drawn from many of the small communities in the area. In 1845 these people all disappeared within months. Before they emigrated to Canada, Australia and New Zealand, they gathered for the last time in Croick Church and scratched their names and comments on the east windows as a poignant reminder for future generations of their tragic circumstances, over which they had no control.