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21 Apr 2017

Torridon’s half a century of wonders

Looking across to the mountains of Torridon on a sunny, summer day. Cloud swirls around the mountain base, just above the loch.
Torridon
Discover the wonders and wild landscape of Torridon.

Having worked on Torridon for over a quarter of a century now, I still love this view over land that the National Trust for Scotland looks after on behalf of the nation and everyone who loves wild open countryside.

A view across  Loch Torridon on a bright winter day, looking towards the snow-covered mountains in the distance.
The beautiful landscape of Torridon

The Trust has owned this property for 50 years and on a landscape scale little has changed. Look closer however and there has been an expansion of native woodland and a wealth of investment in the upland footpath network.

A hiker with rucksack and poles begins to descend a narrow path along the summit ridge.
Walking along the summit ridge of Beinn Alligin

Only one full-time person has ever been employed here, with the bulk of the work being undertaken by seasonal staff and contractors, and yet it still costs a great deal to keep this land in good heart. 

The sunset shimmers over Loch Maree, with a mountain in the background.
A beautiful evening, looking across Loch Maree with Slioch in the background

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