Boating | Walks | Wildlife | Gallery
Ardnamurchan offers a wide range of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Lochaber is recognized as the out door capital of the UK. The wide variety of flora and fauna fully justified the designation of the area as a Special area of Conservation.
Loch Sunart, being a sea loch, offers a wide variety of catches for the keen fisherman and observer.
The Loch is very sheltered but some 19 miles long and can be enjoyed by novice sailors, and those with small motor boats who just like messing about on the water, and is also used by the more adventurous to take a boat trip to Mull.
The slipway at Resipole makes the launching and retrieval of your boat an easy process and there are moorings available if required.
A boat, canoe or kayak is the best way to explore the south side of the loch, an area where solitude can be guaranteed and consequently an abundance of wildlife.
Boats can be hired from Ardnamurchan Charters.
There are over fifty walks within the Ardnamurchan and Morvern area. All are detailed in a leaflet which is available from reception. It might be wise to pack some outdoor clothing and footwear.
"Ardnamurchan Walks" is a key section in the walkhighlands website and has full details including pictures of many local walks ranging from short easy strolls taking under an hour up to some full day mountain climbs.
The untouched natural environment of the peninsula results in a diversity of wildlife for the patient observer. Otters and seals are common visitors to the shallow waters near the park, the red deer, the largest wild animal in the U.K. can be seen on or near the park.
Loch Sunart and the surrounding areas are extremely rewarding for bird watchers. Close by to the site is the newly built Garbh Eilean wildlife hide, which is accessible to all abilities.
The hide is situated on a rocky knoll on the shore of the Loch. Just in front of the hide is a small island, Eilean a'Chuilinn, which is home to a heronry.
Many species of seabirds can be seen from the hide including rarer species such as golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles.
Other sightings from the hide within the last year have included: Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Cuckoos, Kittiwakes, Red Throated Divers, Wood Warblers, Woodpeckers, Black-Backed Gulls, Sandpipers, Chaffinches, Meadow Pipits, Goosanders, Guillemots Razorbills, Mergansers, Herring Gulls, Lesser Black-Backed Gulls, Black-Headed Gulls, Coal Tits, Great Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Greenfinches, Spotted Flycatchers, Tree Creepers, Willow Warblers, Goldcrests, Grey Wagtails, Mallards, Buzzards, Shags.
More information can be found on the sunart oakwoods web site and also on the ardnamurchan.com web site
Resipole Studios is a unique gallery and studio nestled in the heart of the West Highlands. Based at Resipole on the shores of Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan - Resipole Studios provides an exciting new space for contemporary scottish artists to develop, exhibit and promote their work. Click here to visit the website.