Fasgadh overlooks the village green beside the bridge over the River Ewe. This salmon and trout river flows into Loch Ewe at Poolewe.
Welcome to this tiny corner of Wester Ross - a land of contrasts, where the mountains meet the sea. Stay for a while and enjoy a relaxed way of life among the small communities around the shores of Loch Ewe.

This remote area offers an excellent opportunity to see some of the rarest wildlife in Scotland in its natural habitat.
Golden Eagle and many other smaller birds of prey can be found in the area.
A colony of Common Seals is resident in Loch Ewe and Grey Seals are also found near the mouth of the loch. Otters forage all around the shores of the loch and up into the River Ewe. Pine Marten, Wild Cat, Red Deer and many other secretive creatures may be seen locally.

Poolewe stands at the head of Loch Ewe about half a mile from the world famous Inverewe Garden. It is one of the oldest settlements in the area as shown by the the recent discovery of a Pictish Stone in the old burial ground.

During the 17th century Loch Maree was the main centre of iron production in Scotland. Poolewe was one of the first places in the country to have a blast furnace, but the felling of most of the woods around Loch Maree led to the decline of this industry.

In the 18th century Poolewe was the main port serving the Outer Hebrides. Cattle and goods were sold at a large market (Feill Iudha or Ewe Market) held on the flat area behind the village.

The Second World War saw Loch Ewe as an important naval base for convoys crossing the North Atlantic and sailing around Scandinavia to Murmansk.
Today Poolewe is a flourishing community offering a good choice of tourist accommodation. The village is an ideal base for exploring the Western Highlands with excellent opportunities for rambling, hillwalking, climbing, birdwatching and observing natural history.

The road towards Cove offers spectacular views across Loch Ewe to the Sutherland mountains far to the north, with a stunning panorama of some of the remotest mountains in Scotland behind Poolewe itself.
Just beyond Inverasdale is Firemore with its superb sandy beach.
The road ends at Cove where a cave can be found which was used as a church until the late 19th century.
Extensive coastal defences were built at Cove during the Second World War to protect the convoys anchored in Loch Ewe. Their remains can be seen at the very end of the road.