Ardnamurchan and Strontian

Ardnamurchan and Strontian

The stunning Ardnamurchan peninsula is the most westerly part of the British mainland and is quite literally the end of the road. This is a beautiful but unforgiving and remote corner of Scotland, with amazing seascapes over the islands seemingly around every corner. The harsh landscape is releived by a whole series of superb sandy beaches, whilst the peninsula ends with an elegant lighthouse.

The name Ardnamurchan these days is often taken to include the neighbouring districts of Morvern, Ardgour, Moidart and Sunart, all a world away from the bustling A82 across the Corran Ferry. The village of Strontian is the main centre of population, on the fringe of the magnificent Atlantic oakwoods, sometimes referred to as Scotland's rainforest. The interior is as wild and mountainous as any in the Highlands, with a score of fine peaks that tempt the discerning hillwalker.


Walk Grade Length Time
Sailean nan Cuileag, Sunart Oakwoods grade0.75km 30 mins
Salen Oakwoods grade1.5km 45 mins - 1 hour
Àrd Airigh and Garbh Eilean hide, Sunart Oakwoods grade1.5km 1 hour
Glenborrodale RSPB reserve grade2.75km 1 hour
Aoineadh Mòr Cleared Village, Morvern grade3.25km 1-1.5 hours
Corran Narrows and Clovullin grade3.6km 1 hour
Loch Shiel viewpoints walk, Polloch grade4.5km 1.5 hours
Eilean Fhianain, Dalelia grade4.5km 1.5 hours
Ariundle Oakwoods circular grade4.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Singing Sands, near Kentra grade9.5km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Ardtornish Old Castle, near Lochaline grade13.5km 3 - 4 hours
Prince's Walk, Kinlochmoidart gradegrade3km 1 hour
Aird Molach circuit, near Kinlochmoidart gradegrade3.75km 1 - 1.5 hours
Smirisary village and beach from Glen Uig gradegrade4.5km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Camas nan Geall and Bourblaige gradegrade6.75km 2.5 - 3 hours
Sanna beaches and Point circuit from Portuairk gradegrade7km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Ardnamurchan Point and Bay MacNeil, Portuairk gradegrade9.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
Strontian Lead Mines via Ariundle Oakwoods gradegrade10.5km 3 - 4 hours
Silver Walk to Castle Tioram, near Kinlochmoidart gradegrade12.5km 4.5 hours return
Singing Sands from Ockle gradegrade16km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Ben Hiant, Ardnamurchan gradegradegrade4.5km 2 - 3 hours
Castle Tioram and the Silver Walk circuit gradegradegrade5.75km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Stob Coire a' Chearcaill, from Loch Eil gradegradegrade14km 4.5 - 6 hours
Glais Bheinn and the Table of Lorn, near Lochaline gradegradegrade20.5km 4 - 5 hours
Garbh Bheinn of Ardgour gradegradegradegrade8km 5 - 6 hours
Beinn Resipol from Resipole campsite gradegradegradegrade11.5km 5 - 6 hours
Sgùrr na h-Eachainne & Druim na Sgriodain gradegradegradegrade11.75km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Beinn Resipol from Ariundle gradegradegradegrade15.25km 6 - 7 hours
Beinn na h-Uamha gradegradegradegrade16km 7 - 8 hours
Creach Bheinn & Fuar Bheinn: Galmadale round gradegradegradegrade16km 7 - 9 hours
Càrn na Nathrach, from Glen Hurich gradegradegradegrade17.25km 6 - 7 hours
Sgùrr Dhomhnuill via Ariundle Oakwoods gradegradegradegrade17.75km 7 - 8.5 hours
Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks

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