See & Do


Lochaber is a nature lovers paradise with wildlife abound and is home to Scotland’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis 1344m. Deepest Freshwater Loch – Loch Morar 310m, home to Morag a relative of Nessie! Longest Glen – The Great Glen 104km. Deepest Pothole – Uamh Nan Claig Ionn, Cave of the Skulls, pitches 5m, 12m, 6m and 9m. And the U.Ks most westerly mainland point – Ardnamurchan Peninsular. You can also take a boat trip from Oban to see Corryvrekan the third largest whirlpool in the world.

Scotland's Big Five

Photos with kind permission of Jan and Alan Wildlife Photography

Other Wildlife

Nature Reserves

Mythical Creatures

I am sure that most of you will be aware of the Loch Ness Monster, although we’ve not seen Nessie ourselves there is a very good exhibition at Drumnadrochit where you can find out more about the beastie.

A cousin of Nessie lives in Loch Morar, she is called Morag.

Loch Achtriochtan in Glencoe was the home to a water bull or tarbh uisge. These creatures were quite small, black and slippery, shaped like a bull and were apparently harmless.

And a bit nearer to home, a dragon lived on Beinn Bheithir (this mountain overlooks Ballachulish). She was partial to the unwary traveller, however when she had 7 young the locals got a bit worried. A young man called Charles managed to slay the dragon with the lure of a roast pig on a boat to which he set fire. The locals killed off the 7 young. All that can be seen now is the Dragon’s Tooth just behind the golf course.