Ardnamurchan & surrounding areas

Moidart, Morvern, Ardgour, Sunart

We are still discovering this very special area, and will update this page with our reviews and yours when you share them with us, this is what we can tell you about the area so far...

You have probably rented the best wildlife hide in the area (we are biased!). Sitting in the conservatory at Tigh Bhann for the whole week is a fantastic way to spend your holiday. We have already mentioned many of the wildlife sightings seen from the house. Pine marten are attracted to food after dark, we have left you peanuts; just a handful and patience should reward you with a visit.
Peter the Pine Marten on the door step
Derek the deer cooling off in the bay
With the advantage of being able to launch small craft from the bottom of the garden you can bring your own boat. Choose to sail, kayak, canoe, motor sail or row.

Catch your supper from the shore too, mackerel even lobster!

However getting out and about exploring the peninsular is equally rewarding. With short or more adventurous walks, bays, beaches and open moorland to enjoy and discover.

Sunart Woodland Trails

Covers Ardnamurchan, Salen through to Moidart, Morvern and Sunart, including walking and cycling trails.

Locally on the peninsular is:
Sonachan Woodland
Dun Ghallain
Worth a visit is Garbh Eilean Hide at Ard Airigh as the pictures below are taken from this hide

A falling tide is best for twisting and diving otters, especially at either end of the day. Seals can be seen resting on rock at low water.

Things to do in the area
Probably the best website for detailed, up to date information on eating out and things to do for the areas of Ardnamurchan, Moidart, Molvern, Ardgour and Sunart.


The area has many cycle paths and mountain bikes can be hired from Strontium or Acharcle.

Sunart Cycles

Duneira Croft, Kentra by Acharcle

01967 431517

Boat Trips - Locally

Boat trips, fishing, wildlife watching and boat hire

Ardnamurchan Charters

Loch Shiel Cruises

Boat Trips - further afield

Arisaig Marine Ltd
With cruises to Rum, Eigg and Muck

Staffa Tours
Depart from Ardnamurchan and Tobermory to Treshnish Isles and Staff

The Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust
Find out more about local marine life and cetaceans on the west coast of Scotland.

Food Lovers

Ardshealach Smokehouse
Choose from a selection of delicious smoked fish, smoked meats and smoked cheeses.

Glenuig Inn
This inn has good food, kayaking hire, knowledge of the area - can suggest good walks.

Salen Hotel
Is the nearest restaurant offering a good menu, we have enjoyed a few meals here.

Whiskey Lovers

Ardnamurchan Distillery

Groceries / Necessities

Jetty shop

Has all necessities, groceries, local produce, beer, wine great coffee and home made cakes. They can also arrange, by ordering in advance, fresh caught langoustine. It best to phone in advance and order provisions on 01967 431750, there are very helpful and accommodating.

Arts & Crafts

Lochaber Trail
A guide to arts and crafts in Lochaber

Resipole Studios, Fine Art Gallery

Walks & Photography

For the more serious walker, this web site list walks by grade, distance and time.

Tigh Bhaan is the perfect shore-side accommodation base for Scottish wildlife and landscape photography, with fantastic local walks and an en-suite hide with regular sitings of Pine Martens, Badgers, Stag, and Otters, you could well encounter the UK's Big 5 close up (red deer, otter, red squirrel, golden eagle and common seal). Check out Emma's photography for some examples of wildlife we see regularly...