A visit to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

A visit to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Day Trip No3

A visit to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Turing left out of Garmoran and heading towards Salen where you turn right and head down the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

A stop at Salen Jetty Shop for a coffee and cake before you drive further on is always a nice treat. As you drive along the side of Loch Sunart on the twisting and winding B8007 look out for Otters playing in the seaweed.

One of the first stops should be the Ardnamurchan Distillery, where they do visitor tours and tastings.

From there you can continue onto the village of Kilchoan, where Mingarry Castle offer a beautiful lunch during the summer months, if you fancy a indulging yourself.

From Kilchoan continue on the B8007 to the most westerly point on the British Mainland where you will find the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse which is open from the 1st April through 31st October each year where you can visit and get a tour of the lighthouse plus there is a café.

On return the road to the left takes a wind down to Sanna Bay and I think a visit to the Peninsula it not complete without a walk on Sanna beach. Visit Scotland description is

“Dominated by beautiful white, shell sand and turquoise sea, the bay is well-known for its magnificent beach and coastal scenery. There are superb views of the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna and there are often dolphins and whales in the water. On the land there are generous views, dramatic seascapes and the possibility of catching a glimpse of some of Scotland’s most elusive wildlife, including sea eagles, otters and pine martens.

One person on TripAdvisor says “best beach in the UK”

Returning to Kilchoan and heading back up the peninsula you have Ben Hiant on the right hand side the highest peak on the peninsula

According to Ben Hiant, Ardnamurchan (Walkhighlands) “Ben Hiant may be only 528m high, but its position as the highest point out on the Ardnamurchan peninsula makes it a superlative viewpoint, taking in miles of coastline and countless islands. It's also a shapely little peak in its own right - a perfect short hillwalk.”

After that I think I drink and bite to eat is well deserved, if you drive back up to Salen the licenced café at Salen hotel is open till 6pm.

Sometimes oneday is not enough a repeat visit is required to fit in everything there is to see and do

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