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Explore thoughtfully with Daniel & Rohaise Rose-Bristow, the Owners & MDs of The Torridon

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My Top Tips to Conscious Travel

  • We encourage guests to switch into ‘Torridon Mode’ whilst they are here as the location of the Torridon means that you are given the opportunity to truly switch off and spend time as a family without the interruptions of daily life.
  • Although public transport is hard to find in this remote part of Scotland, we do have 2 Tesla charging points and 2 rapid charging points available to use free of charge so why not visit us in your electric vehicle.
  • Search for other hotels through the It Must Be Now websites Sustainability Tool and stay at other sustainable hotels around the world.
  • Offset carbon emissions of air and ground travel with NOW OFFSET CARBON TOOL powered by South Pole.
  • Buy gifts from local artists and shops during your stay.
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Local Experiences in Wester Ross, UK

  • ART: Visit Bealach Gallery or Blue Roof Studio to browse and purchase local artwork.
  • ARTISINAL SHOPS: Locharron of Scotland, located just 30 minutes from the Torridon, when you step inside the quintessentially Scottish store you will find a wonderful range of tartans, knitwear, kilts and tweed clothing.
  • DRINK & EAT: For fresh, local and sustainably sourced seafood on our doorstep, we recommend a trip to the Kishorn Seafood Bar or The Potting Shed at Applecross.
  • CONNECT WITH NATURE: Take a walk around Loch Damph and Balgy Falls, an 11km circuit taking you along the shores of the Loch. Keep an eye out for sea otters, deer and sea eagles as you walk through the forest of native Scots pine trees.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: For a unique way to enjoy the surroundings, book an adventure activity with one of our on-site instructors, from a peaceful kayak on the Loch to an exhilarating scramble in the gorge. There is something for everyone.
  • WATCH THE SUNSET/BE KISSED: Take a short walk up the Beinn Damph hill track to enjoy a sensational view over Upper Loch Torridon as the sun is setting.

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As we have said on so many different occasions, sustainability and wellbeing are completely intertwined, but who will lead the charge in the travel & tourism industry that seems to be lagging behind compared to some of its industry peers? Organisations like It Must Be NOW are clearly ahead of the game, setting best practices, offering certification tools and creating signalling effects. We posit that as the climate emergence intensifies, such organisations will put into motion a snowball / cascading effect. Expansion will therefore be exponential, not linear. Latecomers and doubters beware!

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