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Loch Gairloch

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057° 42.9N 005° 49.5W


AC 2635 Scotland West Coast; AC 2210 Approaches to Inner Sound; AC 2528 Loch Gairloch, Imray C66 Mallaig to Rudha Reidh and Outer Hebrides; SC 5616 Scotland West Coast and Outer Hebrides (Loch Torridon & Loch Gairloch).

Rules & Regulations

None Known


Glas Eilean at the Eastern end of the loch which has a sector light. There are numerous small rocks on the Southside of the loch, especially in and around Badachro and Shieldaig. In Loch Kerry watch out for a rock off the SW point of the entrance.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Gairloch is 20 mins before HW Ullapool. MHWS 5.2m MHWN 4.0m MLWN 1.8m MLWS 0.6m

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General Description

Gairloch (Flowerdale) Harbour Master VHF #12 tel 01445 712140 mob 07769 671966
Badachro Harbour Trust     07775652911
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

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Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 10th Aug 2022
No changes
EE blackspot
Written by julianc | 24th Jul 2022
EE coverage on the west coast has improved remarkably in the last few years but is nonexistent at Flowerdale except for a small spot near the Boat Club. Perfectly good in Strath.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 7th Jul 2021
I reviewed these notes in July 2021. Not much has changed though it appears that the builder's DIY shop adjacent to the Hotel over the bridge at Gairloch is back in business. Badachro has laid buoys and there is a wee shop there now but not for victuals.
Badachro update
Written by Tom Watson | 17th Jul 2019
We have four visitor moorings, blue buoys with pickups. These are serviced annually and managed by Badachro Marine, contact Rob Adam 07775652911. The cost is £15 per night, longer stays can be arranged and cost £75 per week. In addition marine services can be arranged through Rob.
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 23rd May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. New prices and a new chart. We are making enquiries as to the area of jurisdiction of the Highland Council here.
Written by Don Thomson | 11th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Apart from price changes there is nothing to add here.
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