Things to see and do : A gallery of images from around Lochalsh and Skye
The tiny village of Balmacara is a typical Highland community which rests in the hills a few minutes walk from the the shores Loch Duich.
The view from Sgurr Mor showing Balmacara in the foreground and Skye and the Bridge in the distance
The restored buildings in Balmacara Square
The Village Green in winter
Looking down on the village of Balmacara Square
Some older parts of "The Square" have recently been restored and it was at this time the village pond and landscaping were also completed. Visitors often remark how lovely it is to sit in the park and watch the ducks in the pond just a few steps from the cottage door.
As with most of Lochalsh and Skye Ashgrove is an ideal base for any outdoor pursuits such as Fishing, Rambling Mountaineering and Climbing. Cycling, Orienteering, Sailing, Pony Trekking, Kayaking, Geology and Archaeology. You could of course just sit down by a mountain stream and gaze upon some of the world's most beautiful scenery.
The hills behind Ashgrove
Loch Achnahinich - home of the pike
Eilean Donan Castle
Sgur Mor behind Ashgrove - a wonderful walk at almost any time of year.
View of Kyle of Lochalsh and The Cuillin Hills of Skye in Winter
Now a few of the local inhabitants :-.
A stag and doe in the grass at Kyle
The annual migration of geese begins
A small blue butterfly
Bluebells; the harbingers of summer in the Scottish Highlands
Mam Ratagan - the road to Glenelg!
The road over to Skye and The Skye Bridge