Dunlachlan Self Catering in Scottish West Highlands

 

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Sunart abounds in opportunities for enjoyment, whether you are into outdoor activities or just want to see the area by car. This is the gateway to Sunart, Ardnamurchan and Morvern. The area is rich in history, including Mesolithic Sites, Bronze Age Tombs, Medieval Castles and deserted Clearance Villages - sad relics of the compulsory emigrations of the 18th and 19th century.

This is Sunart, Morvern and Ardnamurchan
This is Sunart, Morvern and Ardnamurchan

You can walk the way-marked routes (and many unmarked, such as the path to Ben Hiant, with its fabulous views, or via the high mountain road to Beinn Resipole), meander along the single track roads at a pace of life unknown elsewhere in Britain, explore the wilderness or just relax at Dunlachlan.

Sunart has a wide range of fauna and flora from Golden Eagles, Black Throated Divers, Deer, Seals and Porpoise to Primroses, Bluebells, Ferns and the rare Lichens of the Sunart Oakwoods.  Loch Sunart is now a designated Special Area of Conservation, based on its otters and Atlantic Oak Woods.

West, the Ardnamurchan Peninsula is a stunningly-beautiful area of mountain, sea and ancient oak woodland which tumbles down to the shores of Loch Sunart, a classic fiord and the longest east-west sea loch in Britain. The single-track road wends its way west through Glenborrodale, with its fascinating Natural History Centre and passes Mingary Castle before entering the remote village of Kilchoan. Beyond this the road passes through the remains of a huge, long-extinct volcano to the lighthouse on the Point of Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point in mainland Britain.

Looking down on Strontian Post Office from the Strontian Woodland walk
Looking down on Strontian Post Office from the Strontian Woodland walk

To the north is Moidart, the scene of Bonnie Prince Charlie's arrival and subsequent departure during the 1745 rebellion, an area only made accessible by car in the last thirty-odd years and steeped in history and wonderful scenery. Don't miss a visit to Castle Tioram, just north of Acharacle

South of Sunart are the majestic hills of Morvern and the magical islands of Mull and Iona, just a short ferry trip away across the Sound of Mull.


To the east you find the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, with bustling Fort William, with supermarkets and tourist facilities, at its foot - the ski gondola to Aonach Mor runs all year round up to a restaurant high on the mountain slopes. Glencoe is another must for the visitor.

 

 

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