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 Distance Time
Sailean nan Cuileag, Sunart Oakwoods grade0.75km 30 mins
Salen Oakwoods grade1.5km 45 mins - 1 hour
Ard Airigh and the Garbh Eilean hide, Sunart Oakwoods grade1.5km 1 hour
Glenborrodale RSPB reserve grade2.75km 1 hour
Aoineadh Mor Cleared Village, Morvern grade3.25km 1-1.5 hours
Corran Narrows and Clovullin grade3.6km 1 hour
Eilean Fhianain, Dalelia grade4.5km 1.5 hours
Loch Shiel viewpoints walk, Polloch 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
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 gradegrade5.5km 2 hours
Ardnamurchan Point circuit from Portuairk gradegrade6km 2 hours
Sanna beaches and Point circuit from Portuairk gradegrade7km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Strontian Lead Mines via Ariundle Oakwoods gradegrade10.5km 3 - 4 hours
The Silver Walk to Castle Tioram, near Kinlochmoidart gradegrade12.5km 4.5 hours return
Ben Hiant, Ardnamurchan gradegradegrade4.5km 2 - 3 hours
Castle Tioram and the Silver Walk circuit gradegradegrade6km 2 - 2.5 hours
Stob Coire a' Chearcaill, from Loch Eil gradegradegrade14km 4.5 - 6 hours
Garbh Bheinn of Ardgour gradegradegradegrade8km 5 - 6 hours
Beinn Resipol from Resipole campsite gradegradegradegrade11.5km 5 - 6 hours
Sgurr na h-Eachainne and Druim na Sgriodain from Corran 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 and Fuar Bheinn: Galmadale round gradegradegradegrade16km 7 - 9 hours
Carn na Nathrach, from Glen Hurich gradegradegradegrade17.25km 6 - 7 hours
Sgurr Dhomhnuill via Ariundle Oakwoods gradegradegradegrade17.75km 7 - 8.5 hours
Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks

FEATURE: Exploring the Celtic Rainforest

FEATURE: Exploring the Celtic Rainforest

Ben Dolphin discovers the Atlantic Oakwoods of the Highland's Far West.

"A bit of rebranding works wonders for the underappreciated. Back in my bagging days the idea of spending more than an hour roaming a squelchy woodland would have been a complete anathema to me. Not that I didn’t appreciate woodland or forest at the time, mind..."

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.