Activities

Sports & Outdoor Activities:


Ardnamurchan Estate:
The Estate offers stalking, fishing (for trout, sea trout and salmon), game-viewing and other outdoor activities.
Sport stalking is vital to the local economy and underpins the sustainable management of wild deer in a natural environment. Ardnamurchan deer are iconic and have a worldwide reputation for their quality. Fishing, clay pigeon shooting and other activities are also available.
Wildlife watching, either guided or not, needs to allow for the fact that some of the species here are nationally rare and are shy by nature. Any encounters, particularly with the very rare Scottish wildcat, should be managed to prevent unnecessary disturbance.

Wild Highland Tours does day, twilight and night time tours, 4x4 drives, and photographic 'safaris' on West Ardnamurchan.  Their guides know all the best routes and secret haunts so you can enjoy the area's natural heritage at a pace to suit all ages and interests.  Accommodation can be arranged.  Telephone 01972 510 270 or website here.

Ardnamurchan Charters, based in Laga Bay, offers wildlife watching trips, fishing trips, and trips as far afield as Staffa (for Fingal's Cave) and the Treshnish Islands.  You can watch a video of a day trip to Lunga and Staffa here.

Staffa Tours offer tours to the Treshnish Islands and Staffa, and whale and dolphin watching, in their modern MV Islander.  They have a new service leaving from Kilchoan pier at 9.45 each day.  Their website is here, or contact them to book on 01681 700 338.  A description of a trip on MV Islander is here.

The Club meets regularly during the summer months. There are miles of remote, spectacular coastline to explore, and wildlife such as sea otters, dolphins and sea eagles to watch. The Club's website is here.

Walking
The hills of West Ardnamurchan offer exceptionally good walking as there are few fences and open access. As well as superb scenery, with views across the sea to Mull, Skye, Eigg, Rhum and the Outer Hebrides, there is exceptional wildlife which includes red deer, Scottish wild cats, sea eagles, golden eagles and pine martens. The landscape is littered with traces of human settlement which date back some 6,000 years. A booklet, Walks Around West Ardnamurchan, is available from local retailers.

Geocaching is popular locally.  For details about geocaching, and ways of enjoying the sport locally, click here.

Boatlaunch - a resource of boating facilities and activities including marinas, slipways, chandleries and tidal information.


Indoor Activities:

Kilchoan Community Centre has a variety of indoor activities, including a sports hall, fitness centre, games room and internet access.

Ardnamurchan Study Centre offers a variety of activities including courses and lectures, and has a classroom which can be booked by individuals and groups.

NĂ durra Visitor Centre at Glen More provides an introduction to the natural environment of Ardnamurchan. It has an exhibition centre and shop, and offers lunches, teas and a 'take away' service.

Kilchoan Learning Centre, beside Kilchoan Community Centre, offers a wide range of courses throughout the year, to which visitors are welcomed. Check notice on this website and on local notice-boards.

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse exhibition rooms, cafe and shop.