Places to visit

West Affric

West Affric

West Affric

Step off the beaten track into the wild beauty of West Affric

  • See if you can spot 4,000-year-old Scots pine stumps in the peatlands.

  • Keep an eye out for the rare black grouse, as well as golden eagles, mountain hares and ptarmigan.

  • Get on your bike! There are excellent mountain bike trails in West Affric.

  • Walk a section of the old drove road that runs from Skye to Dingwall.

West Affric lies between two of our other estates, Kintail and Glomach, and includes part of the old drove road from Skye to Dingwall, now a popular long-distance Highland hill walk.  

West Affric is situated at the western end of Glen Affric National Scenic Area, a vast region of wild and beautiful land which has much to offer visitors, with its native forest, beautiful lochs and rugged moorland. Bare mountain crags stand out with startling clarity, while the spongy moorland underfoot makes perfect terrain for rambling.

The National Trust for Scotland bought West Affric in 1993. We are helping to repopulate the land with native plants and trees – so far birch and rowan have begun to re-establish themselves. Birds are also increasing in numbers, including black grouse and willow warbler.