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Surrounding Areas

Mallaig is a fantastic base to explore the West Coast of Scotland and Lochaber.

Visit the islands via the Calmac ferries – the ferry terminal is 200 yards from the house.

The MV Coruisk sails to Skye and the MV Loch Nevis to the Small Isles of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna

You can visit the Isle of Syke which is one of Scotland’s favourite destinations. Famed for its scenery and rugged landscapes you will be enchanted by this picturesque island. The Island has a rich History covering many topics, such as: Dinosaur Fossils, Clan Warfare, Highland Clearances. Visit isleofskye.com for more information.

Isle of SkyeIsle of Skye

The Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck are located to the south of Skye and are part of the Inner Hebrides. They are all very different and offer a wonderful variety of scenery and wildlife.

Rum is characterised by a cluster of rugged volcanic peaks and is a National Nature Reserve
Eigg is the most vibrant and populated isled and offers a warm welcome to all visitors
Canna’s stunning high basalt cliffs offer an ideal opportunity for bird watching
Muck is the smallest of the islands and offers sandy beaches, rocky shores and the 452ft Beinn Airein which provides fantastic views of the surrounding islands

Knoydart

Knoydart is the last wilderness area in Great Britain and is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. This is a real get-away-from-it-all place.

The Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service offers guided walks which are designed to fit in between ferries so you can come for a day trip from Mallaig.

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The Knoydart Seabridge and the M.V. Western Isles offers a passenger services from Mallaig to Inverie and Tarbet. Both offices are situated on the pier which is 100 yards from Bank House.

Silver Sands of MorarMorar

The next village along from Mallaig is Morar village which is two miles from Mallaig – a pleasant walk for an afternoon. Morar is most famous for its sparkling silver sands (a further two miles) which are a favourite among photographers and also film makers (both Local Hero and Highlander had scenes filmed here).

Take time to visit the appealing village and perhaps stop in at Harlosh Tearoom for afternoon tea with Phil and Maggie Hunkin. Carry on by visiting the breathtaking Loch Morar which is Europe’s deepest freshwater lake (look out for Morag the legendary Loch Morar monster!)

Camusdarach Beach

If you follow on the road from the silver sands of Morar you will come across Camusdarach beach. Lying just south of the estuary of the river Morar, Camusdarach is an arc of glistening silver sand and beautiful crystal clear water. With views of Skye’s Cuillins, the craggy peaks of Rum and the Sgurr of Eigg this is truly one of the most scenic beaches in Scotland

Traigh Golf Course

For all golfing enthusiasts a trip to Traigh golf course is a must! Delightfully sited, this course is a hidden gem situated near Arisaig. It was reported as “Probably the most beautifully sited nine-hole golf course in the world…” by the Scotsman newspaper.

This course was designed by the famous golf architect John Salvesten and its natural contours provide a fair challenge to any golfer but one which you will want to return to again and again.

Visit Fort William

You can travel to Fort William by car or even better by train.

The train journey to Fort William is regarded as one of the great railway journeys of the world. You will travel past sparkling lochs, stunning glens and even pass over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter Film series.

Situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, Fort William is the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or simply someone who wants to take in the sights of this beautiful area there is something for everyone – even 10 pin bowling at the Nevis Centre!

Salen, Ardnamurchan and Sunart

Travel by car via Roshven and Glenuig and appreciate the beauty of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. On your way take in the beauty of the Sunart oak woods, and have a break at the Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide, which is one of the best wildlife viewing facilities you will find. The peninsula ends with the elegant Ardnamurchan lighthouse.