Places to visit

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks

For those who simply love being outdoors

  • Explore this traditional Highland crofting estate, full of fascinating historical features.

  • Admire the spectacular views throughout the estate.

  • Discover 17 miles of walking trails.

  • Visit the planned village of Plockton, dating from 1801, and its historic open-air church.

If ever there was an area of land to entice people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the countryside, it’s Balmacara.

Located on the breathtaking Lochalsh peninsula, this traditional Highland crofting cultural landscape encompasses crofts, farmland, woodland, moorland, villages, coastline, saltmarsh, lochs and islands.

Coastal walks round shingle and coral beaches give spectacular views of Skye and Applecross. There are miles of trails to choose from, joining the dots between sheltered bays and secret woodlands, onto open moors and the pretty crofting villages of Drumbuie, Duirinish and Plockton.

The estate’s semi-natural woodland is a valuable part of Scotland’s natural heritage and there are several Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Areas for Conservation.