Things to do
The Lochaber area is known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and there are numerous and varied activities and a list of websites to visit is supplied on booking.
Many historical castles and sites. The Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig goes over the Glenfinnan Viaduct passing scenes used in the Harry Potter films. The famous Neptune’s Staircase, Urquhart Castle, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and, of course, it wouldn’t be Scotland without a whisky distillery trail. Many loch and sea cruises to see wildlife including Minke whales, seals, eagles and lots more. You can always go to Loch Ness to look for Nessie!
Visit Mull, Skye and other Hebridean islands.
Bird and wildlife watching, cycling (including a world championship course for mountain bikers), climbing, kayaking, canyoning.
Many, many walking and hiking opportunities. Ben Nevis is a goal set by many visitors taking on average 4 hours, depending on one’s level of fitness! Across the Corran Ferry and Glencoe offers dramatic and haunting scenery where scenes from the Bond film ‘Skyfall’ were shot. The Ardnamurchan peninsula is a walker’s paradise and near to home is Glen Stronchreggan behind the house.
Ardgour Stores (a ¼ mile from the Corran Ferry) supplies local fishing permits and rods. Incidentally, guests have been known to catch fish off our shoreline, such as sea trout and pollock, you do not need a permit for our shoreline and the best times to fish are when the tide is coming in or going out (tide times can be obtained from the Village Shop).
There are several golf courses within an easy drive of the house.
In the winter months, depending on the weather, there is snow skiing available on Aonach Mor, the Nevis Range, and Glencoe.