Getting There & Info
Inverewe is 1.5 hours (75 miles) from Inverness. The easiest way to get here is by car as public transport is very limited.
By Car: Leave Inverness (A9) over the Kessock Bridge and take the second exit (A832) signed Dingwall & Ullapool. At the next round about take the 2nd exit continuing on the A832. Drive through Garve and on exiting the village take the left hand exit onto the West Coast Tourist route for Gairloch. Continue and take the second exit at Achnasheen (A835). Continue driving, passing through Kinlochewe and Gairloch. On the approach to Gairloch you will drive through a short section of single track road. Please use the ample passing places to allow oncoming traffic to pass safely. Poolewe is 6 miles after Gairloch. Public toilets are available at Rogie Falls, Achnasheen and Kinlochewe. The post code is IV22 2LG.
Bus /Train: The 700 bus service travels from Inverness Bus Station. The timetable is very limited and you should check this before arranging travel. There is no direct train to Poolewe. The nearest station is Achnasheen, 45 minutes away and there is no public transport available from Achnasheen.
You can fly to Inverness Airport and hire a car for onwards travel.
When you arrive you will be directed to the registration desk to check in and receive your wristband.
If you do not like to drive the WesterRoss bus leaves Inverness everyday taking a scenic route and will arrive at the Gairloch and Poolewe area about three hours later.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes you can but be aware that they may restrict your activities as (with the exception of assistance dogs) they are they are not permitted within Inverewe Garden or Poolewe Village Hall.
How do I get between venues?
Poolewe Village Hall and Inverewe are a short walk apart from each other.
Inverewe Garden Caravan and Camping Club is situated in Poolewe village and is the best place to stay during the festival. We hope to offer a discount for bookings- please keep an eye on this page for information.
Tel 01445 781249.
There are also 2 caravan and camping sites in Gairloch, 6 miles from Poolewe– Gairloch Caravan Park: Tel 01445 712373 or Sands: Tel 01445 712152.
There is also a campsite at Laide, also 6 miles from Poolewe: Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, Tel 01445 731225.
The GALE Centre (Gairloch & Loch Ewe) in Gairloch can provide a full list of hotel and B&B accommodation providers in the area.
Tel 01445 712071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also the website Visit Wester Ross can provide you with comprehensive information about the area: www.visitwester-ross.com