The scenic spectacle of Glen Torridon lies east of Shieldaig as you follow the A896 from Shieldaig to Kinlochewe. Some say that Glen Torridon has the finest mountain scenery in Scotland. It consists mainly of the long gray quartzite flanks of Beinn Eighe and Liathach, with its distinct ridge profile that looks like the keel of an upturned boat.
Torridon Visitor Center. The National Trust for Scotland operates a visitor center that explains the
ecology and geology of the area. A small deer museum has displays on these quintessentially Scottish beasts. A896, Shieldaig. 01445/791221. www.nts.org.uk/property/torridon. £3. Visitor center Easter–Sept., daily 10–6; museum daily 9–5.