Gairlochy is a charming village located in the Scottish Highlands, known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. Situated near the shores of Loch Lochy and surrounded by stunning landscapes, Gairlochy offers a tranquil escape for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
Gairlochy is a tiny community by the Caledonian canal, not far from Spean Bridge, and in view of Ben Nevis. The Caledonian Canal has two sets of lock gates on either end of a wide basin where boats can tie up and berth.
The River Spean flows through the gorge and alongside the Canal on its way to the sea. There is a small community with scattered houses including a few B&Bs and self-catering properties. Take a look at Gairlochy Holiday Park for self-catering holiday caravans and chalets.
The area has great views of Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries and an extensive beech forest provides delightful walking and cycling paths. The Great Glen Way also passes nearby. The Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry is about 4 miles from Gairlochy, and well worth a visit. So too are Ka-Aig Falls and Loch Arkaig - a huge inland fresh-water loch.
Gairlochy provides varying levels of accessibility. Some accommodations and facilities may have accessible features, but it's advisable to check with specific establishments for detailed accessibility information.
Food and drink
There are no coffee shops or restaurants in the immediate vicinity of Gairlochy.
Dogs are allowed but should be kept on a lead and under control at all times.