Sallachan Beach

Sallachan Beach has been designated as a dark sky discovery site where you have an opportunity to see the milky way. The site is adjacent to the River Gour on the shores of Loch Linnhe and consists of a grassed area with gated access to Sallachan Beach. The site is readily accessible from the A861, and is approximately 2.5 miles form the Corran ferry terminal. Look out for the metal bridge across the River Gour ( NM 981 628). There is also a signpost to Sallachan on the opposite side of the road.

There are good viewing opportunities in all directions.

Strontian Village Green

Strontian is a lovely picturesque village on the shores of Loch Sunart, with a vibrant community centred around a large village green. There are several shops in Strontian including a village store, post office, craft shops and a tourism information centre. There is also a cafe with sit in and take away service as well as public toilets.

Ariundle Oakwoods

Immerse yourself in the Celtic rainforest at Ariundle as you enjoy a picnic with the pixies. Ariundle is a National Nature Reserve renowned for its Atlantic Oak woodlands strewn with mosses, lichens and ferns. There are walks through the woods and along the banks of the River Strontian, as well as a path up to the old lead mines in the hills.

The Strontian Hotel

The Strontian Hotel is small family run hotel in Strontian on the shores of Loch Sunart with stunning coastal views. The Strontain Hotel offers a good selection of rooms, ranging from well appointed single, double and twin rooms with ensuite facilities, to a luxurious suite of two rooms (Sunart Suite) and an apartment with a kitchenette (Sunart Apartment).

There is a lovely cosy bothy bar which offers a good selection of whiskies and real ales. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a tasty bar meal. The Dungallon's restaurant offers a more formal dining experience.

Polloch and Loch Shiel

Venture into the wilds of Sunart and head out on the wee yellow road from Strontian, through Scotstown, over the hills, the steep steep hills, and down into Polloch.  The road is steep and bendy, though worth the journey as it takes you into the wild depths of Sunart and Moidart.  There is a lovely Forestry Commission walk from a small car park at Polloch taking you to the shores of Loch Shiel where you can look for eagles, otters and divers as well as stopping for a picnic on a particulary well positioned bench overlooking Loch Shiel (we always do).  You can also cycle along

Ardnastaing and Scotstown Walk

A lovely circular walk over moorland, woodland and along the banks of the Strontian River to Scotstown and Ardnastaing.  The walk provides a good opportunity to enjoy the fauna and flora associated with deciduous and coniferous woodland, heath land and riparian habitats.  The ground flora is particular lovely in Spring and Summer, with range of spring woodland  flowers and, later in the year, a resplendence of orchids and the heath flora.

Ariundle Oakwood Walk

The Ariundle National Nature Reserve is a lovely place to visit at any time of the year, and there are two lovely walks through the woods and hills.  The Reserve is a fine example of ancient coastal Atlantic oakwood and is recognised for its old oaks supporting a huge diversity and abundance of ferns.

There is a Forestry Commission carpark at the end of the road to Ariundle with interpreation boards and a map of the walk options.