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On our doorstep

Russian Arctic Convoy Museum 

Loch Ewe was a hive of activity during the war and it was the point of departure for many of the convoys bound for Russia. The Russian Arctic Convoy Museum and Exhibition Centre is a lasting legacy to those who braved Arctic waters under constant threat of attack from enemy aircraft and u-boats.

The Arctic Convoy was a monumental collaborative effort to provide aid to the Soviet Union to bolster its defences against the invading German forces.  The ships mustered in Loch Ewe, right by our museum, and convoy headquarters was only 6.5 miles away in Poolewe, so we're telling the story right where it happened.

The Fairy Lochs - The Crashed Bomber 

We offer guided walks of the Fairy Lochs

  • Time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 6km/3.75 miles
  • Ascent: 230m
  • Equipment: Waterproofs and good footwear

Discover breathtaking beautiful natural lochs, mountainous scenery on your guided walk of the Fairy Lochs. There are some tracks, but the route is mainly on rough stalker tracks and some boggy areas. The route begins and ends near the hotel and follows a well-worn path. There are fabulous views overlooking Loch Gairloch to the surrounding Torridon mountain, dominated by Baosbheinn ('The Wizard's Mountain'). You'll visit an important destination - the memorial, marking the site of the fatal air-crash from WW2 Liberator crash bomber. This site is left unspolit and still has a propeller and various plane parts in situ in memory of the crew and passengers of a B24 H  Liberator Bomber, which became lost while returning to the USA on June 13th, 1945, and crashed with the loss of all those on board. 

Depending on ground conditions, your guide may return via the same route or make this a circular walk. Trips are weather dependent and if it is not safe to walk, we will grant you a full refund. 

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