Situated on the remote West Coast of Scotland, Ardnamurchan is a long, narrow peninsula along the shores of Loch Sunart and marks the most westerly tip of the UK mainland. It is an area rich in magnificent scenery and varied wildlife, with unpopulated beaches, ancient forests, lochs and moorland.
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Iconic West Coast silvery sands, machair and stunning views await you at the isolated beach of Smirisary. A lovely walk from Glenuig through the romantic crofting village of Smirisary along a remote coastal path onto a lovely beach with fine views of The Small Isles. A great place for a picnic.
Ruined Castle Tioram strong hold of the Clan Ranald sited on the tidal island Eilean Tioram where Loch Moidart and the river Shiel meet. Now closed to visitors, explore at low tide and look at the exterior. Great wildlife, eagles, otters, oyster catchers, seals, deer, red squirrels all close by.
The Ardnamurchan Lighthouse supports a tea room, shop and an exhibition centre. The exhibition centre contains interesting exhibits on the history and workings of the lighthouse and on the geology of the Ardnamurchan. You can also climb the lighthouse itself to spot cetaceans and seabirds.
The Silver Walk from Castle Tioram
The real secret of Castle Tioram is that it is the start of several stunning walks including the Silver Walk heading along the coast towards Ardmolich. Another lovely circular walk passes by the deserted village of Briaig, two hill lochans and back by The River Shiel. Look out for otters and eagles.
Nevis Gorge and An Steall
The walk along The Nevis Gorge to the An Steall falls has been described as one of the best short walks in Scotland. The walk starts at the upper falls car park at the top of Glen Nevis. The car park can get busy, so best to arrive early or out of the main holiday season. A truly amazing walk.