The picturesque scenery of Ardnamurchan, Sunart, Morvern, Moidart and Ardgour are a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Why not take a step back into a slower pace of life and just let your senses take in the tranquil surroundings?
Whether spotting White Tailed Sea Eagles soaring overhead or a busy Dipper diving into a fast-flowing river only to reappear metres downstream, the Ardnamurchan Peninsula has it all. From adventure fuelled adrenaline days out reaching the lofty tops of our spectacular mountains to slow canoe trips on remote lochs with sightings of rare birds like the Black-throated Divers.
The Jacobite Steam Train " All Aboard"
The Jacobite Steam Train operates throughout the season from April to October. Take a journey from beneath the shadow of Britain's highest mountain ‘Ben Nevis’ and embark on a world-famous journey through breathtaking Highland scenery. Why not add this magical journey to your holiday plans and immerse yourself in a slower more leisurely mode of transport?
Arguably one of the world's top 10 railway journeys featuring the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies. While in Glenfinnan you’ll learn more about the history and the building of the Mallaig railway and the events that made this engineering marvel possible.
As the whistle blows you'll head out of Glenfinnan Station and pass Loch Beag and Loch nan Uamh continuing on the West Highland Line to Arisaig, Morar and finally reaching the end of the line in Mallaig. Here you will have plenty of time to take in the harbour views and sample the seafood catch of the day. What a trip to remember and the really special part is, you get to do it all again on your journey back to Fort William. So cameras at the ready!
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse was built around 1849 using granite stone from a quarry on the Isle of Mull and designed by one of the famous Stevenson architects of the time 'Alan Stevenson'. Situated at Britain's most westerly point and only a 1.5-hour scenic drive from Foresters Lodge.
A beautiful drive alongside Loch Sunart heading west will bring you to the Ardnamurchan Distillery which opened in July 2014 to begin the process of producing what will eventually become world-class single malts.
Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre
Heading out on the Ardnamurchan peninsula you'll reach Glenmore and the Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre with its exhibition living building, cafe retail shop and Gallery so why not make a day of it and visit the Ardnamurchan distillery, Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre and Lighthouse all on one of the most breathtaking scenic drives to the most westerly point on the British mainland.
There are many amazing places to eat out in the local area, from award-winning restaurants like Kilcamb Lodge and Mingarry Park to the more traditional Salen Hotel or Bothy Bar in Strontian, to quirky cafés like Café Tioram, Ariundle, Salen Jetty Shop, Nomad Café and the Corran Cabin – all serving delicious food. Or travel slightly further afield to Glenfinnan with its 1950s railway station dining car and the Princess House Hotel.
Why not hire a bike? Available exclusively for lodge guests – let us know when you make your booking. Price on application.
If you haven't tried Kayaking before then why not book a trip with our local instructors that have many years of experience in and around the peninsula waters? The local guides have a vast knowledge of the area and know all the magical locations that are sure to result in a truly rewarding day out.
Never tried it? The peninsula has some amazing locations to discover. Book with one of our local instructors to enjoy a safe and rewarding wild adventure.
Glenhurich has some of the best fishing catchments in the Highlands. Anglers can enjoy fishing in truly spectacular scenery on the Polloch River in front of the lodge. During the season you may land brown trout, sea trout and even salmon. For more information on permits and where to head visit firstname.lastname@example.org.