To take this walk go right to the road end and through the gate to cross the stream. Looking, even from quite close, you wouldn't think there was a way round the coast and some bits do require a clear head and an absence of vertigo.
It's easy throughout to imagine clansmen with claymores responding to their chief's call. You have brief stretches of road interspersing the track at both Wester Alligin and Inver Alligin. At the latter we once watched two otters swim ashore and play until our dog spotted them and barked.
From Inver Alligin you go close to the shore through the grounds of the Torridon House Estate to reach Torridon village direcly under the great bulk of Liathach.
The Youth Hostel at Craig can only be reached by several miles of coastal walk. From Lower Diabaig this takes you beyond Loch Diabaig to the open sea.. There are great views all the way.
The path continues beyond the Youth Hostel until it reaches Red Point where it meets the end of a coastal road through Badachro off the Gairloch to Kinlochewe road.
Some supplies for the hostel are still delivered by boat.
The nearest shop is the General Store in Torridon Village, one of those delightful village shops that stocks almost everything,
This entry is intended solely to emphasize Lower Diabaig's total lack of shops.
What to buy: Postage stamps
This is so short that I can hardly call it a walk but at least it's uphill. From the end of the orad, cross the stream and follow it [loosely] up through the wood and out to open country. After a delightful stroll you will emerge near the loch on the road that brought you to Lower Diabaig.
If you are lucky, you may see roe or red deer or a peregrine falcon.
You could go to Lower Diabaig any number of times without coming upon the old burial ground, to be found in an unpretentious field in the woods - on the near side of thr river that flows into the sea at the end of the shingle beach.
In fact, although you could almost reach it with a stone, you would do best to seek local help in finding it. It's a small and friendly local community and Ann Ross has written a brochure on such things.