The village of Kinlochewe is set at the south eastern end of Loch Maree and makes a good base for exploring the surrounding hills.
Situated in a magnificent valley at the south east corner of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, the village is the UK’s oldest wildlife sanctuary which includes some surviving areas of natural forest. Parts of the reserve are forested with Caledonian pinewood, and it is home to pine martens, wildcats, foxes, badgers, Scottish crossbills, buzzards and golden eagles. There is also a wide range of flora with the higher rocky slopes producing spectacular natural alpine rock gardens. A mile north of Kinlochewe, the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre gives details of the area’s walks and wildlife.
The village serves as a junction between the main Ullapool road north and that which heads west to the coast at Loch Torridon.