The Centre is an ideal base for MILITARY & CIVILIAN GROUPS TO ENJOY outdoor pursuits, adventure training, R.&R., expeditions, summer camp, adventure or walking holidays, or simply to get away from it all. Our motto is "As tough or as tame as you like"
There is no daily programme at Ardintigh which gives you the freedom to walk, fish, explore and enjoy our unique wilderness location in the way that suits you best.
Tom or his staff will be at Ardintigh Bay to help in any way and would also be pleased to advise in planning a programme or an expedition to suit your requirements using our considerable knowledge of the area.
For self-catering groups instruction is not offered, so parties should bring their own qualified instructors and a cook.
Walking and Climbing
The area of North Morar and Knoydart offers an excellent selection of routes to suit everyone. Beginners can enjoy low level routes following the shore of Loch Nevis north west of 'Ardintigh' on easy one day trips to Carn a Ghobhair 1,797 ft and Sgurr an Eilein Ghiubhais 1,713 ft. More difficult expeditions of up to 2 days will take walkers to the head of Loch Nevis and up Sgurr na Ciche 3,228 ft - the largest peak in the area which is not much lower than Ben Nevis.
Trips to the other side of the loch can be made to explore a disused mica mine where pieces of mica and amethyst may be found. The hills above 'Ardintigh' are very good for orienteering. Long rock routes are limited in this area, but Raven's Rock, near Tarbet, has proved popular over the years and is ideal for both beginners and experts to develop their climbing and abseiling techniques.
A Day’s Walking & Picnicking
Loch Morar is accessible from Loch Nevis Bunkhouse as it lies south and parallel to Loch Nevis. You can walk from the Bunkhouse and head South East for approx a mile around the coast to Tarbet, which was a bustling herring port a century ago before Mallaig became the main fishing port of our area. Pass the small hamlet of houses and flock of black sheep and follow the track through the glen to South Tarbet, arriving alongside majestic Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater Loch in Europe and reputed home to a Monster called Morag. You can enjoy walking along this 7 mile track as far as you wish; enjoying the flora and wildlife and picnicking along the way before heading back over the hills or back along the track to Ardintigh Bay.
You are welcome to bring your own canoes, sailboards, boats or other equipment.
Sea Kayak Highlands are based in Arisaig on the A830 and offering kayak hire daily or weekly. Pick up your kayak en route to Mallaig or arrange delivery to Mallaig for an additional £10. Paddle to Loch Nevis Bunkhouse or alternatively arrange for the Western Isles Ferry to bring your kayak to Tarbet for a carriage fee of £5. Kayaks can be retuned this way too, by arrangement!
www.rockhopperscotland.co.uk Guided Sea Kayak trips and Canoe Hire, based near Fort William on Scotland’s West Coast. Rockhopper offers half, full or multi-day sea kayak trips through some of the most spectacular coastal, mountain and island scenery in Scotland!
Visit the Old Forge (the remotest pub in mainland Britain) at Inverie on the North Shore of Loch Nevis to enjoy local seafood and real ales Tel: 01687 462 267
Bring your fishing tackle. There is good sea and loch fishing for pollack, codling and mackerel. Freshwater hill lochs provide the brown trout.
Castaway with your group and enjoy Adventure and Tranquility at Ardintigh Bay on the edge of the Heavenly Loch
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