Plockton Scenery and Walks, etc.

Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sun, 2009-12-27

Plockton is renowned for its wonderful scenery and walking in the area is a pleasure. There are marked paths or for the more adventurous walks with views over the Inner Hebrides.

Plockton is a National Trust conservation village,with a picturesque harbour, many small shops, galleries, and plenty of fabulous places to eat. This picturesque settlement on the shores of Loch Carron faces the East. Plockton is a convenient base for touring the Isle of Skye and the dramatic scenery of the west coast.

Artists and photographers are drawn to the area from all over the world. Kyle of Lochalsh is a 10 minute drive and has many fine restaurants, hotels, sea trips, shops, banks and tourist information centre. Many visitors use Parth Galen as a base to explore the Isle of Skye, with its rich history and incomparable Cuillin mountain range.

Plockton is also the home of Hamish Macbeth. Because of its spectacular setting and traditional Highland atmosphere, Plockton has appeared in numerous film and television productions. None has had more impact on the village than the three ‘Hamish Macbeth’ series, shown originally on BBC television between 1995 and 1997, and still shown throughout the world. Find out more here.

Thriving as a result of the influence of the North Atlantic Drift, many palm trees adorn the area, giving the village an almost Mediterranean feel. Yachts and dinghies sail past leisurely, and together with the pretty flower-filled gardens of the houses lining the shore, and the brilliance of Plockton’s light effects, the village has become something of a haunt for artists, who can often be seen busy at their easels.

Craig Rare Breeds Farm, midway between Plockton and Stromeferry, has ancient breeds of Scottish farm animals as well as llamas and peacocks. Also close by is Lochalsh Woodland Garden. Here visitors are welcome throughout the year. The gardens are pleasantly sheltered and a walk by the lochside reveals new developments as well as many tree specimens over 100 years old.

Enjoy the fabulous scenery and the rich abundance of wildlife, particularly the seals and otters in Plockton Bay. Super area for walking, fishing and sea trips – lots to do and see. Click here to find out Plockton Dashboard.

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