Suggested Walks from Camusluinie
The walks that follow are for guidance only. You can really walk in any of those surrounding mountains but remember if you do, keep your dogs on a lead.
A meander through our Birch wood is very interesting although there are not well defined tracks to follow, you will see loads of fauna and fungi.
The walk back down the “main” road to the first major bridge is very pleasant and one which we do ourselves regularly. This is a good place for your dogs to swim in the river.
Also in the Winter and early Spring this is where you will see a Dipper (small black bird with a white breast) and, as is norm for the elusive otter, this is where our very first guests in Rocky Mountain spent 20 minutes watching two otters playing in the river below the bridge! Of course, as usually happens they didn’t take the camera with them!!
Quite often red deer come in to the gardens of Rocky mountain and Faery Fort. The best times to spot them are very early morning or at dusk.
When you walk through “Whitefalls Croft” you will see our sheep, lambs, chickens and pigs and piglets (very cute).
One last thing! Unfortunately it is the case if you have a dog with you on your walks, then you are less likely to see wildlife.
We hope you enjoy the walks. Remember to take a camera with you, and we would be delighted if you post some of your photos and comments on our Facebook page.
We can supply you with a proper map of the area if you wish
No 1 Valley Walk
Low level can be muddy in places approximate time 2.5 hours.
From Camusluinie road end cross bridge keep left and follow the farm track through the wooden
gate sign posted Whitefalls Croft keep left follow track for 1 mile to house and bridge at Coille Righ cross bridge up driveway to private road turn left and walk back down valley through Killilan
At first junction turn left and back up road to Camusluinie
No2 Riverside Walk
Low level can be muddy in places approximate time 1 hour
NB – Sheep and lambs grazing in this area. Dogs must be kept on leads.
From Camusluinie road end cross bridge and follow as above approximately 100metres along track
you will see sign for River side walk follow markers along river bank you will join main track again and you then have choice of returning home or following as in 1 above.
This walk is not possible at times if the river is in flood (speak to us if unsure)
No 3 Whitefalls Waterfall
Medium to high level muddy in places no path approximate time 1.5 hours.
From Camusluinie road end follow as above to wooden gate, through gate turn right, follow fence up hill (first a woven wire fence then a 4 strand electric fence) Keep following the 4 strand fence up the steep hill until you come to a wooden gate. Go through this gate walk downhill for a little bit and then you will see a little path that will take you right in below the waterfall. Be careful here as it is very steep. At certain times of year there are no sheep in this area so you can if you wish have your dog off the lead. But speak to us first
No 4 Glomach Waterfall
Medium first then very high level MUST have good strong walking boots approximate time 6 hours
From Camusluine road end follow as one to coille righ cross over bridge at private road turn right.
Follow road up the valley(watch out for the Highland cattle) after 4 miles you will see Carnoch loch. There is a bridge to your right here ( before you reach the loch) cross over bridge follow path cross over second bridge then it is a very steep walk to the falls. Return same way.
Difficult but well worth the effort!!
No 5 Nonach Waterfall
Very easy, especially after No 4 !! Approximate time 2 hours
From Camusluinie follow the road back down the valley as if you were going to Dornie to the Junction turn left to the bridge with the high metal sides. DON’T cross the bridge – follow the track UP the river bank for about 1 mile you will eventually come to the falls which are not high but this is a good spot to see wild salmon leaping (depending on weather – salmon like a lot of rain!!)
No 6 Walk to the castle
Medium level very muddy in places. Approximate time 6 hours
From Camusluinie road end. DON’T cross bridge follow the little road round the village and you will see the sign for this walk beside a cottage called faery fort. Follow the track (difficult at times) up to the top (you are aiming for the lowest point in this hill) once at the top you will see an old wall follow this wall uphill a little and then you are going downhill after this following a little river from its source until it reaches the sea at Bundaloch. You then follow along the street until you reach Dornie and the castle.
See Willie about this walk as we can sometimes arrange to pick you up at the castle and take you back to Camusluinie.
No 7 Sguman and Ben Killilan High Level
Approximate time 7 hours You will need to be a fairly experienced hill walker for this one. Watch out for the mist and if in doubt speak to Willie.
From Camusluinie walk down road as in No 5 At junction turn right to Killilan Just after the phone box you will come to a small river DON’T cross the bridge. Follow the river upstream past a building which is a local hall. This path widens in to a good wide track (stalkers path) and takes you almost to the top of Ben Killilan If you are going on to the top you will need to turn left off the path at the top.
Here you have the choice of returning the same way OR if you are still feeling fit you can scramble up to the top of the Sguman which you will see towering opposite you. (This top offers you the best views, you will see for miles around. On a very clear day you can see the hills of Ireland!!)
You can return down the stalkers path that you will see from the top.
No 8 Swan loch walk Medium to high level. Approximate time 5 hours
From Camusluinie road end follow as No 1 Once you get to private road turn right and follow the road for approximately 2 miles You will come to a little river and if you keep looking to your left you will see the stalkers path going up hill. Follow the path to the Loch. Return the same way.
Worth taking your fishing rod with you on this walk!
No 9 Carn Bada Creamh ( Peak of the wild garlic)
High Level Approximate time 5 hours
As in 6 but, when you reach the old wall at the top, instead of following it and dropping down to Dornie keep to your left and you will find the track following the ridge above the waterfall. This is quite a well defined path which will eventually take you to Inverinate (this was the ancient route taken to the burial ground at Clachan Duich graveyard at the head of Loch Duich) However unless you want to walk to Inverinate, you will see half way along the track, Carn bada Creamha towering to your right. A quite long meandering scramble takes you to the top (Cairn at the top). Lovely views of Skye and the Applecross mountains from here. This is the best place in the whole valley to see Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Mountain hare, Fox Golden plover, Ptarmigan and Grouse.
No 10 Attadale Gardens
Medium level Approximate time 10 hours but see below
Walk down road as if going back to Dornie. Cross over both bridges and about half a mile after you cross the “Ling Bridge” you will see a sign on your right for Nonach. Go up this road, pass the big house on your left, pass small cottage on your right and you will find a gate which is the start of the hill track. You will need a better map for this one. Follow this well defined track, until you reach Attadale. There are lovely gardens here, where you will get a cup of tea! If you feel fit enough then return the same way. However we can run a cheap taxi service for you to take you back home by road, so speak to us first.
No 11 Walk to Corrie Dhomhain
Fairly easy but long. Approximate time 6 hours
Walk as in No 7 but when you pass the red phone box turn left and keep left of the local hall. This is a gravel road and will take you 7 miles up Glen Ling to Coirre Dhomhain which means the deep valley. At the road end you will see an agricultural shed only, but 30 years ago there was a shepherd’s house here with a family of 6 children all going to the local primary school at the ling bridge. Return the same way
No 12 Walk to Carn Loch nan Eun (Bird Loch)
High Level Difficult. You will need to be a fairly experienced hill walker for this one Approximate time 8 hours
Walk as in No 9, but instead of going to your right at the top on to Carn bada Creamha look to your left and in the distance you will see a high deer fence. Make your way over to this fence (quite a long slog in soft peaty ground). Follow this fence East and after half a mile you will see the Loch which is on the other side of the fence. Unfortunately to get down to the Loch you will have to climb over the deer fence. This Loch is where a Black throated diver comes to every Summer. See if you can spot it!