village of Barcaldine lies on Loch Creran between
The nearest town is
There is not a large
community here but there are quite a number of houses in the
general area. There used to be a seaweed factory
producing alginate and this as well as forestry was the main
source of employment for the area.
alginate industry building is now used as a marine yard with
plenty of moorings for yachts close to shore. In its day there
was quite a lot of controversy over the discharge of the carbon
rich effluent from the alginate production plant and its effect
on the fjord like and fairly shallow Loch Creran .Recent studies
now appear to support that fact that the loch is returning to
normal since the closure of the plant all these years before.
also a caravan and campsite here with access to some excellent
forest walks with many beautiful views and also some interesting
rock formations. Sutherlands Grove forest and its walks are
accessible from Barcaldine.
of the village there is a Sea Life Sanctuary which is a very
interesting visit for all ages. Here you can see rescue seals
being fed as well as visiting its large marine aquarium. There
is also a restaurant and woodland walks.
general area of Barcaldine is very popular for forest walks and
woodlands trails as well as fishing, mountain biking and water
nearest village to the south is Benderloch and to the north is