Corran Ferry lighthouse

The Ardnamurchan Peninsular

Six miles to the north on the road to Fort William is the Corran Ferry which takes you over Loch Linnhe and from there you can reach the Ardnamurchan Peninsular. Take the whole day to explore this area and visit Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly tip of mainland Britain. There are plenty of stopping places along the way. Strontian (take a walk through the Ariundle Atlantic Oak Woods). Salen (where the Vikings landed). Glenmore and the Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre. Sanna Bay with fantastic white sands and crystal clear water and Kilchoan where you could take a ferry to colourful Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

At Salen instead of turning left to the Ardnamurchan Point carry straight on and discover Castle Tioram which is one of our favourite places. You could also pay a visit to Kentra Bay and Ardtoe. If you are feeling energetic there is a 3 mile walk (and 3 miles back) from Acharacle, along a forest path to the Singing Sands.

Instead of returning to the Corran ferry you can continue on the A861 and drive through Moidart and past Loch Ailort. If time allows on reaching the A830 drive up to Mallaig or turn right heading back to Fort William. On this route you drive past Glenfinnan where you can see the Bonnie Price Charlie monument. Also the viaduct made even more famous by that flying car from Harry Potter.