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There is plenty of walking in the area, even from the front door! Feel free to use our maps and guidebooks for inspiration. Here are some of our favourite routes.

Low Level Walks

From the beach: the closest short walk from the house.  This walk takes you from the beach over to the other beaches of Cuil Bay out to the point of the peninsula, Rubha Mor. This walk can be muddy so wellies or good boots recommended. Fantastic views of Loch Linnhe and the island of Balnagowan from the point.  Click on the link below for a full description.

Ardsheal House Loop: leave from the house, turn left on the cycle track, follow it past the Duror Community Centre path, and through the first gate. As you reach the Kentallen bay look for a path down to the road and across to the Ardsheal House driveway. Follow this around the point, through the outbuildings, and then into the valley where it gradually becomes a track, then a path. Through the trees, out onto the moor you will come above the Cuil Bay houses, and can either bear right down to one of the coves, or left and come down the farm track to the front of the house. 

Sutherland Grove: lovely walks in the woods by Barcladine, especially on wet days

Glen Ure and Creran: a mix of woodland walks and routes up to hills from throughout the glen

Loch Arkaig: North of Fort William: Park at the falls on the Eastern end of the Loch, then take the footpath along the southern shore.  Pretty views 

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Intermediate Walks

Beinn Lora: 6km round trip. Ascent involves going up the forestry path followed by a usually boggy section up to the top which boasts brilliant views over Loch Linnhe and the isles.

Hidden Valley, Glencoe: Park in the main Glen of Glencoe and follow the path across the glen to the more Easterly of the two valleys by the three sisters. It is quite steep initally and then flattens into a lovely valley.  You can continue on up onto Bidam nam Bian for a more challenging walk. Allow 3 hours 

Mam na Gualainn ridge on Loch Leven: Park in Calvert and walk up the steep path to the ridge, and then onto the summit.  Allow 3 hours  up and down.  Alternatively continue along the ridge (when not too windy) to Kinlochleven and walk back along the West Highland way.  Spectacular views of Glencoe and Ben Nevis and Mammores

Loop of Stob Dubh: Starting in Glencoe, you will need to cross over the burn (shoes off if water is high), and proceed down the west flank of Stob Dubh which will bring you out at the top of Glen Etive, with fabulous views. Loop back around the east side and walk along the disused railway in Glencoe to get back to the car park.  Plenty of deer to see, and can be quite crowded.


Challenging Walks

Fraochaidh: 879m. This walk can be done from the front door of the house or the first and last mile can be skipped if you park at the school at the end of Cuil Bay Road. The ascent goes up the logging track and then the trail ends and you have to pick your own route to the summit. Great views over Loch Linnhe and the back of Glencoe. Approx 4 hours from school house

Sgorr Dhonuill: Starting from the Glen Achulish car park this goes up through the forest before you pick your own route up to the ridge and a straightforward final ascent awaits. Great views of Ben Nevis from the top. Either go along a narrow ridge to descend or go back the way you came up down a steep scree. 4-5 hours


Ben Nevis: Easiest route is from Glen Nevis up the "tourist route".  A 4 hour slog up a well marked path.  Only worth doing when you are sure of a view from the top


If you want to look at more of the walks we have done find them here, 

If you find a route that isn't on here, feel free to add it.

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