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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Shooting & Fishing

Shooting - Game Birds

A small-scale family run shoot has been set up on Muck and sells around 10 days a season. By planting around 20 acres of game crops alongside the new and existing plantations and by using the Island's natural topography of deep gully's and heather banks mixed drives of pheasants and partridges are available at the start of the shooting season. Ponds have also been created on the hill ground to allow high duck shoots. Later in the season, guns can expect to see snipe and woodcock in abundance. For full details and costs,  visit, www.isleofmuck.com. Click on Muck above for how to get there, where to stay, etc.

Shooting Deer

Deer Stalking is available at Lochailort Estate by arrangement with the estate. The first point of contact is with Lochailort Inn, Lochailort, by Fort William, PH39 4NZ. Tel: 01687 470208 or email stay@lochailortinn.co.uk.

Fishing

Spend the day fishing on one of the most beautiful lochs on the west coast. Fishing is mainly for hard fighting wild brown trout averaging ¾ - 1 lb, although trout up to 14lb have been caught. From July onwards there is always the chance of a salmon. For more information contact the Loch Superintendent, Viv de Fresnes, Tel: 01687 462388, Mobile: 07787 431962 or vivmorar@aol.com regarding permit costs etc.  Details on boat hire can be obtained from Ewen Macdonald, Tel:01687 462520, Mobile 07747 822265.

For energetic fishers there are numerous hill lochs in the area that contain brown trout. Please observe the country code when accessing them and only catch what is required for your own needs. Preferably return your catch for others to enjoy.

 

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