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Around Glen Hurich
Glenhurich Lodge is a wonderful escape for the spirited and adventurous. Close at hand are many outdoor pursuits, including walking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing (river, Loch and sea), bird watching, kayaking and SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
From the front door, there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding glens and hills, ranging from leisurely lochside walks to serious climbing towards the long ridges above, gaining magnificent views of lochs, mountains and the inner Hebrides.
Fishing in the area, both on lochs and rivers, is readily available at reasonable cost. The local Strontian Angling Association is responsible for the fishing rights on the Polloch River and Loch Doilet, as well as the rivers Strontian and carnoch that flow into Loch Sunart in the adjacent catchment. All the rivers have a number of accessible pools. The river Polloch flows a short distance between the picturesque Loch Doilet and Loch Shiel. Fishing on Loch Doilean is by boat only and the Association owns a number of boats for use. Brown trout fishing is becoming increasingly popular on Loch shiel and large specimes are regularly caught.The River shiel provides an opportunity to deploy a variety of fishing methods. Wading where the Loch enters the River, fishing at the tidal influenced sea pool, where the River enters Loch Moidart. Fishing on the river is available on a daily basis. There are also numerous hills lochs in the area with brown trout taken in warmer summer months. Fishing permits can be obtained directly for all areas from our housekeeper, Marylin.
Loch Shiel Cruises.
Unique guided cruises on the stunning sheltered waters of Loch Shiel. Bonnie prince Charlie used this waterway to reach Glenfinnan to start his 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.Follow the Princes journey to Glenfinnan while learning about the history and geology of the Loch surroundings, also the setting for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, and the viaduct at Glenfinnan seen often in those films.
Share the local skippers experience in spotting golden and sea eagles, red dear, black throated divers and a variety of other wildlife.
Contact Jim Michie at Eaglewatch Cruises on 01687 470322/mobile 07801 537 617. The cruise leaves from the pontoon on Loch Shiel, a ten minutes walk from the Lodge.
Harry Potter, Hogwarts express and Glenfinnan viaduct. From bikes to trains, follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter along the route used by the Hogwarts Express. West Coast Railways offers trips on ‘The Jacobite’ steam train, which provides the steam engine and carriages for the Hogwarts express in the Potter films.. The route has been widely acknowledged as one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world, and takes you on a wonderful trip over the Glenfinnan viaduct and past the Glenfinnan monument at the top of Loch Shiel.
The Road to the Isles. Beyond Glenfinnan travel by road , train or bicycle, along the incredible coastline of Arisaig and Keppoch to the fishing port of Mallaig. Ferries to Muck, Rum, Eigh, Canna Skye and to the remote Noidart peninsula travel regularly. For details of ferry timings, routes and bookings visit Caladonian Macbrayne on www.calmac.co.uk.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ardnamurchan is one of the most spectacular locations for sightings of basking sharks, mainke whales, dolphins and one of the rare places in the United Kingdom where Orcas are spotted. For more details, contact www.west-scotland-marine.com
“A fantastic Christmas break”
It was wonderful to wake up in the morning to the vista of snow topped hills, the nearby Loch Doilean & the stunning Loch Shiel.