Kilchoan Community Park

Kilchoan Community Park is a great destination for a family picnic when you are way out west on The Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The Community Park and childrens' play area is situated next to the Kilchoan Community Centre where there is a cafe, tourist information and toilet and showering facilities. Your wee ones will have a great time playing in this wildlife themed park whilst you are getting down to some serious picnicking.

Camas Torsa

As you head out along the B8007 from Salen to Kilchoan and Ardnamurchan Point you pass by a small Forestry Commission picnic site at Camas Torsa on the shores of Loch Sunart. A great place to sit and admire the views of Loch Sunart watching out for otters.

Sailean nan Cuileag

As you drive from Salen to Resipole and Strontian on the A861 you pass by the small Forestry Commission car park for Sailean nan Cuileag (The Bay of Flies). Stop off here for a lovely short walk through Atlantic oak woodland down to the shores of Loch Sunart. Look out for the wooden mushrooms on the shoreline, studded with 'wishing coins'. Take time to explore the coastline and salt marsh at low tide looking out for otters feeding on the rocks.

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

No holiday in Ardnamurchan is complete without a visit to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and Exhibition Centre. Pack a picnic and enjoy eating al fresco on the most westerly point on the British mainland. There are two small picnic sites with stunning views over the The Small Isles and beyond.

Ardery and Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide

The Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide on the shores of Loch Sunart is a great place to while a away a few hours looking out for otters, seals, eagles, terns, and other coastal wildlife. There are forestry commission car parks for the hide, one close by with disabled parking facilities and the other at Ardery, a short walk away through Atlantic oak woodland and heathland.

The Alphabet Trail and Salen woods

Take a walk through the Atlantic oakwoods at Salen and around the small lochan, Loch Na Dunaich, on the Gaelic Alphabet Trail. Look out for the trees identified with the Gaelic Alphabet and learn about Gaelic culture and history from the interpretation boards in the car park. The Lochan is a great place for dragonfly stalking and butterfly bagging in summer, though watch out for the Kelpie!

Mingarry Park

The Mingarry Park Guest House is located in the crofting village of Mingarry, near Acharacle. The four-star guest house offers five tastefully decorated rooms with ensuite facilities, as well as an apartment with a small kitchen and sitting area. All rooms are well equipped, and some have stunning views over Acharacle Moss to Ben Resipole. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and evening meal in the 2 rosette restaurant which serves local and seasonal produce.

The Loch Shiel Hotel

Loch Shiel Hotel is located in the crofting village of Acharacle by the shores of Loch Shiel. The Loch Shiel Hotel offers eight tastefully furnished rooms with ensuite facilities, four of which offer stunning views over Loch Shiel. There is also a restaurant serving a range of local seasonal produce. Pop down to the bar where you are assured of a warm friendly welcome and, if you are lucky, you may even be entertained by local musicians.

The Kilchoan Hotel

The Kilchoan Hotel is a former shooting lodge on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. This lovely coastal hotel prides itself on its warm friendly atmosphere with the pub and restaurant being the focal point of the local community. Kilchoan Hotel offers comfortable double and family rooms with ensuite facilities, as well as a superior room with a four poster bed and stunning coastal views. The restaurant features locally sourced products and is a great place for a pub lunch or evening meal.