Torridon

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Torridon
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Torridon village
Torridon is located in Highland
Torridon
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Torridon shown within the Highland council area
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Country Scotland
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Post town Achnasheen
Postcode district IV22
Dialling code 01445
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57°32′43″N 5°30′59″W / 57.545313°N 5.51651°W / 57.545313; -5.51651Coordinates: 57°32′43″N 5°30′59″W / 57.545313°N 5.51651°W / 57.545313; -5.51651

Torridon (Scottish Gaelic: Toirbheartan) is a small village in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. However the name is also applied to the area surrounding the village, particularly the Torridon Hills, mountains to the north of Glen Torridon. It lies on the shore of Loch Torridon.

Location[edit]

Torridon is on the west coast of Scotland, 109 miles (175 km) north of Fort William and 80 miles (130 km) west of Inverness. Situated in an area well known to climbers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, and countless visitors from around the world, the surrounding mountains rise steeply to 3,500 feet (1,100 m) from the deep sea lochs. There is a large hotel, The Torridon, which holds 3 AA Rosettes as well as 4 red stars and is Scottish Hotel of The Year 2011, a popular public bar (The Torridon Inn), and a youth hostel within walking distance. The Torridon area is widely acknowledged as having some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the whole of the British Isles.

Notable residents[edit]

Mountains[edit]

The loch is surrounded by numerous mountains to the north, including Liathach, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Eighe, all of which are over 3000 feet in height. Specifically, they are:

Hills between Glen Torridon and Strath Carron share much of the splendour and character of the main hills, although perhaps less of the drama:

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon[edit]

Torridon hosts the annual CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon since June 2011. The 3.4 km swim takes place in Loch Shieldaig while the 202 km bike leg is notable for the strong winds affecting competitors. Finally the 42 km run takes in two Munros during the race over the Beinn Eighe range.[2]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 
  2. ^ "CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon". cxtri.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 

External links[edit]

  • Torridon.org is the local website, listing accommodation and useful information.
  • Torridon walks gives comprehensive information on walks and places to stay in the area, including Gaelic pronunciations and OS maps.
  • CELTMAN! Triathlon is the website for the CELTMAN! Triathlon