Stunning scenery, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, amazing geology, challenging Corbetts, ancient castles and a rich Highland history, all local to the great base for doing things . . .
Nestled in the shelter of Glenuig Bay on the Sound of Arisaig, a Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC), with views to the Small Isles, we are ideally located for exploring the most westerly point of the British mainland, Scotlands’ deepest freshwater loch, one of Scotlands’ most rugged and remote regions, the UK’s highest mountain, a ‘super’ volcano (long extinct) which can be seen from space and many others. The opportunities are endless and a few days is never enough . . .
Whatever your pastime, hillwalking, cycling, sea-kayaking, wild swimming, dog walking, photography, painting, sailing, fishing, wildlife spotting, island hopping, or simply wanting to relax in beautiful surroundings, we are ideally located to make getting away from it all perfect.
Imagine sea-kayaking in crystal clear waters, landing on white sandy beaches, paddling around ancient castles, discovering amazing geology and watching the diverse and abundant wildlife in the area. Alternatively wild swimming in turquoise water from secluded beaches with the ocean to yourselves . . . and the sea creatures!
During the summer, there is nearly 24 hours daylight with plenty of time to enjoy an evening walk and watch the glorious West Coast sunsets . . . in the winter months star gazing comes into its own. With almost no light pollution, the magically dark velvet sky is covered in a myriad of constellations of stars and the Milky Way . . . and if you’re very lucky might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
For great hillwalking there are some challenging Corbetts on our doorstep, where you will be ‘unlucky’ to see another person during the day. The ‘Rois-Bheinn Round’, the Corbetts of Sgurr na Ba Glaise, An Stac and Rois-Bheinn, isn’t for the faint hearted but is a wonderful day out and rewarded by fantastic coastal views.
Also from the Inn there is the relaxing and varied coastal walk via Samalaman Bay to Smirisary and White Sands beach beyond, taking in coastal scenery, woodland, ancient settlements and great opportunities for spotting Golden Eagles, Red Deer, Otters and a host of sea birds.
In a day you can take a short ferry trip from Kilchoan to Tobermory on Mull and combine it with the visit to the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and visitor centre taking in white beaches at Sanna, the ancient caldera of the Ardnamurchan volcano, and seeing how many islands you can spot on the horizon on a clear day . . . and a distillery or two.
You can also catch a ferry for the day from Mallaig or Arisaig to Rum, Eigg, Canna or Muck and take time to explore these wonderful individual islands each with excellent walks and views, not to mention the sea-life en-route: dolphins and porpoise, whilst even minke whales and basking sharks are known to make appearances.
A leisurely day exploring the old Road to the Isles with spectacular white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water, birdlife and coastal flora and fauna with stunning westerly views to the Small Isles can be combined with a hike along Loch Morar wondering at the disused settlements showing a life long gone, whilst revelling in the solitude, peace and quiet of one of the most unspoilt areas of the West Coast of Scotland.