Woodland Walks on Knoydart
Woodland is an integral part of the spectacular Knoydart landscape. The natural beauty of the woods can be enjoyed by exploring the network of woodland paths and tracks. You can take a stroll in Inverie Woods and spot the various sculptures or for a more adventurous experience try out the challenging downhill mountain bike track or the gentler fun loop. In summer months you can join us on a guided walk in the woods. Leaflets and more information are available in the Knoydart Foundation display room and in the KFT “bus shelter” outside Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom.
Ranger days out guided walks
The Ranger Service is often the first port of call for visitors to Knoydart. Here, by the Knoydart Foundation Display Room, you can find lots of information on activities and outdoor events, as well as ask advice about exploring the area. We run regular guided walks throughout the season, and private guided walks telephone 01687 462242 for more info from our rangers
The Knoydart Foundation can be contacted to enquire about Hind and Stag stalking when in season. Telephone 01687 462242 for more information
Knoydart Landrover Tours
Take a private landrover Tour of Knoydart and learn about the history of the place, blackhouses, ruins and community ownership from an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Visit Roads End Cafe for a completely off grid experience of cake and coffee overlooking Isle of Skye and Isle Ornsay lighthouse included in your tour. Half day tours for up to 6 guests by landrover on request email us.
Big Dipper Rib days out
Big Dipper is a RedBay 10 passenger, partially enclosed Code 3 RIB. Cruising at 26 knots with a max speed of 40 knots we can get you anywhere you want to go. The Big Dipper offers comfortable and safe transport to and from Knoydart, and surrounding area. Charter for an hour, half day or even a full day.Get dropped off for a BBQ on a remote beach; plan a wilderness walk and we’ll drop you off at the start and pick you up at your end destination; or allow us to take you on a wildlife adventure. The waters are frequently visited by a variety of birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, whales and basking sharks. We will help you plan a trip you’ll never forget. All boats are Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) inspected, carrying all appropriate safety gear (including life rafts) and fully qualified staff. Please note all trips are weather dependent and the skipper has the final say if the trip will go ahead. Contact 01687 462233 Western Isles Cruises.
Minch Adventures Experiences by boat
Minch Adventures is a fresh, exciting new business adventure running out of Mallaig. Owner and skipper Bill, who has 25+ years of sea experience, offers mini-adventures designed to experience the magic of the West Highlands bordering the Minch ~ fishing trips, hill walking, diving, off piste mountain biking, wildlife and photography cruises and much more. Tailor-made trips to suit your requirements.Trips to the Small Isles – Eigg, Rum, Muck & Canna, and Isle of Skye. Visit Knoydart – an isolated peninsula, one of Britain’s most extraordinary and unspoilt wilderness areas. Observe untouched wildlife and some of the most magnificent scenery available in the Highlands.The Reel One is a Safehaven Marine Interceptor 33, which carries up to 8 passengers who want a nature rich experience with a personal touch – www.minchadventures.co.uk
Low levels walks or climb a few Munros.
Head along the shoreline before supper, beach strolls at sunrise, hill walking, hill running, deer stalking, stalking with a camera, go on a ranger guided walk, historical walks can be arranged, daytrips to the Small Isles, Isle of Skye or further afield. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Go dolphin, seal and mike whale spotting.
There is plenty opportunity to spot the saline from your stay at Ivy Cottage. Take a cruise down loch Nevis and visit green island, watch the seals feeding on the rocks, spot an otter, basking shark or dolphin and propose at play in the loch.
What about Kinloch Castle on Rum (formerly known as the forbidden isle) where the castle has the one of only a few last working orchestrions in the world and where once stood a conservatory with cayman and hummingbirds or take a fast boat ride up to Eilean Donan Castle, or Claire MacDonalds Michelin starred restaurant in Skye. Tel 01687 462233
Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre www.arisaigseakayakcentre.co.uk Take a day trip to Arisaig and they will take you to their favourite places in the bay, where you’ll be sure to see plenty of seals, or further afield if you fancy a longer trip. To find out more visit their website www.arisaigseakayakcentre.co.uk or email email@example.com
Day trips with rods and seafood hamper (optional) in the comfort of your own private sea charter can be booked in advance of arrival on request. Minch Adventures offer experienced fishing trips for adults and children in and around Loch Nevis and the Small Isles. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The most amazing little 9 hole golf course overlooking the small isles, 6 miles south of Mallaig; Traigh Golf Course open April to October. Club hire, day passes available 01687 450645 (club manager)Community Market Garden
The Community Market Garden is located to the east of Inverie Bay. Follow signs for the Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse – the garden is set behind the stone wall on the right hand side of the road, just before the bunkhouse. Feel free to have a wander round and see what’s growing, enjoy a packed lunch at one of the garden benches or collect some fresh salad from the ‘Pick Your Own’ section.
Knoydart Carbon Cycle
Why walk when you can ride? Knoydart Carbon Cycle is a branch of the Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service, providing bike hire services to enable visitors to explore more of the Knoydart peninsular. We have seven adult Specialized mountain bikes sized from small to extra- large, and three children’s Frog mountain bikes. Hire periods are anything from a few hours to a few weeks, prices start at £8 for children and £12 for adults. They offer discounts for group bookings of 4 bikes or more. Contact 01687 462242 for more information, or pop in to the Foundation shop.