Local Activities

Our comprehensive Visitors Pack has full details of many local amenities; VIEW VISITOR PACK

However here are some of the most commonly needed ones:

Walking & Climbing

 

The Ardnamurchan / Ardgour area contains no Munros but those who visit will find some superb and quiet mountains. Arguably the best amongst them is Garbh Bheinn which rises opposite the entrance to Loch Leven giving great views towards the Glencoe peaks and out over sea lochs. The best route of ascent, although not the shortest is via Coire Iubhair. A 4 km walk up the glen on an READ MORE >  

 
Mountain Guiding

Craig Dubh provides quality bespoke year round mountain guiding and outdoor instruction in and around Scotland’s spectacular mountains. Whether you are a complete newbie looking to scatch up your navigation skills, we can provide you with a tailored, unique and memorable experience. Contact Craig on 07738665418 or email info@craigdubhmountaineering.co.uk

 
Water sports

As one would expect, the area abounds with water activities. There is sailing, canoeing and windsurfing on many of the lochs and along the coastline. For example, Loch Linnhe, by Ardvullin, has windsurfing and sailing and there are safe anchorages at North Corran and North Ballachulish. There is canoeing on the River Etive, sailing on Loch Leven and water skiing on Loch Oich. Boat, equipment hire and tuition are READ MORE >  

 
Cycling

For those who wish to avail themselves of peddle power, cycles are available to hire from several centres including Fort William and Onich. Despite its famous hills and mountains the area offers the cyclist some of the finest routes available in Britain with off road cycling for all abilities. Beginners and the worlds best can test their skills on Britain’s longest downhill track at the Nevis Range ski area, READ MORE >  

 
Wildlife

Red and Roe deer may be seen, especially in the winter months, also foxes, wildcats, badgers, stoats, weasels, otters and seals. Offshore, dolphins, whales and basking sharks may be spotted, with binoculars, during the summer months.

 

The elusive pine marten may also be seen in and around the oakwoods, some have been known to hibernate in Ardvullin’s loft!

 

Pipistrelles bats are also seasonal visitors to Ardvullin and are often seen around READ MORE >  

 
Fishing

The area has some of the most diverse fishing available in the Highlands. Most waters have daily and weekly permits available from local tackle shops.

 

The rivers Nevis, Spean, Garry and Oich are all salmon rivers within easy reach. Loch Lundavra, better known as the lair of the three witches in Macbeth has excellent Wild Brown Trout and free culture!! Many of the lochs and rivers have fine trout, salmon READ MORE >  

 
Golf

The area boasts over 40 golf courses, 18 and 9 holes, offering a unique blend of scenery and excellent golf.  Close to Ardvullin, Fort William has an 18 hole course and there are 9 hole courses at Resipol (8 miles West of Strontian), and Ballachulish.  The Traigh golf course at Arisaig was recently described as the most beautifully sited golf course in the world.

 
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