Sea fishing from the beach, rocks or from your own boat can yield good catches of mackerel, cod, pollack, saith and haddock whilst local lochs are well stocked with trout and may be fished for a modest daily fee (permits are on sale from the village shop). Water-sports such as sailing, water skiing, scuba diving and swimming are all possible from the Park provided you have your own boat.
The area and our park abounds with wildlife. Eider duck and Northern Divers are frequently seen in the bay and, if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the occasional otter and seal. Dolphins have also been seen enjoying themselves close to the shore.
For the golfer, there are courses at Gairloch and Ullapool and for those who prefer four legs to two, pony trekking is available at Red Point, South Erradale.
The ruins of the Chapel of Sand are placed picturesquely by the shore and lie adjacent to the Park. This chapel is reputed to have been erected by St Columba, or some of his followers, in the eighth century.
The village of Slaggan lies in ruins at the end of a 2-mile track between Laide and Mellon Udrigle. Visit these ruins and let your imagination take you back to scenes of daily life in this remote settlement over 100 years ago. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the superb sandy beach near to the village ruins (take care if swimming here especially on an ebb tide).
If you are a keen hillwalker or even just like to amble along easy walks, then there are an abundance of opportunities not to be missed. Start bagging munros or take an afternoon exploring the beautiful rugged scenery.
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