- Torridon Geolocation Latitude 57.5469° N Longitude -5.5134° W
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Torridon, The west and northwest coasts of Scotland have some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe, and the peaks of the Torridon area in ester Ross make a substantial contribution to this splendour. in 1967 the Torridon estate fell to the care of the National Trust for Scotland, in part payment of estate duty ensuing from the death of the 4th Earl of Lovelacc.
Its north-western boundary runs along the summit of Be inn Eighe (3309 ft), To the south is the domineering mass of Liathach (3456 ft) which has seven tops linked by narrow ridges nearly 5 miles long. To the west is the jewelled mountain, Beinn Alligin (3232 ft).
This area shows Nature's sculpting of the landscape to the best advantage, with Liathach, the 'Grey One', providing an impressive sight.
Viewed from Glen Torridon this massif of red sandstone calls to mind some ancient Stone Age knife-edge used by mythological giants. Beinn Eighe is another multi-peaked mass, with seven peaks running along its 7-mile ridge.
For the person with adequate footwear and clothing who observes the rules for hill walking and climbing, these mountains are accessible for viewing at close hand some of the natural scenic riches not seen from the roadside. The two principal peaks of the group, Liathach and Beinn Eighe, are outstanding for their corries, crags, pinnacles and soaring ridges.