About the area
A selection of local places to eat, shop and visit (listed by distance from Cnoc Breac).
MIngarry Park, Mingarry (0.5 miles) Uses finest local ingredients with venison from their own larder. Walking distance from Cnoc Breac.
Café Tioram, Acharacle (2.5 miles) Fresh local produce, home baking, freshly ground Scottish coffee.
Ardshealach Lodge, Acharacle (2.5 miles) Seasonal and home-grown produce from the extensive kitchen garden.
Loch Shiel Hotel, Acharacle (2.5 miles) Offer a range of choices using local produce when possible.
Salen Jetty Shop (5 miles) serve barista style Segafredo coffee, and fresh home-baked goods to eat in or takeaway.
Glenuig Inn in the Sound of Arisaig (9 miles). Locally sourced ingredients where possible, and local beers.
Acharacle Village Shop and Post Office (2.5 miles). The shop stocks a good range of provisions.
Salen Jetty Shop (5 miles) A well-stocked grocery store, fresh home-baked goods, a deli selection of Highland cheeses, pate, venison and Scottish salmon.
Glenuig Community Shop and Sub-Post Office open on Thursdays (9 miles). The shop stocks a good range of provisions and is run by volunteers. The shop is generally open during the afternoons; please check the website for opening hours.
Strontian Village Shop and Post Office (14 miles). In addition to selling a range of provisions and household items the store also sells petrol and diesel from the pumps outside.
Strontian Stores (14 miles). Strontian Stores offers a wide range of provisions as well as stocking a good range of hardware and homeware.
Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons supermarkets and a M&S Foodhall are in Fort William (40 miles).
Loch Shiel Highland Cruises Accessible only by boat and 18 miles long, Loch Shiel is one of Scotland’s most unspoiled natural treasures. Various cruises from short to full day trips, including a lunchtime trip to Eilean Fhainain known as The Green Isle, starting from Acharacle (2.5 miles).
Castle Tioram is the ancient stronghold of the MacDonalds. Built in the 13th century it is situated in a strategic location on a rocky tidal island of Eilean Tioram at the confluence of Loch Moidart and the River Shiel. A causeway allows access at low tide.
Castle Tioram and the Silver Walk circuit A moderate circular walk of 3.5 miles through spectacular scenery, starting and ending at the car park at Diorlinn (the end of the public road near Castle Tioram).
Singing Sands An easier walk of 6 miles there and back. The walk is along a track adjacent to Kentra Bay, and then through a forested area before emerging at the white sands. The car park is at the end of the public road at Arivegaig.
Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide (9 miles) along the A861 towards Strontian. Easy access to the wildlife hide from the car park. Seals, herons, otters, and a range of seabirds may be seen from the partially enclosed hide.
RSPB Glenborrodale Nature Reserve Located on the B8007 from Salen to Kilchoan. The reserve is on the shores of Loch Sunart and is part of the wider Loch Sunart Atlantic Oak Woodlands SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Sunart SAC (Special Area for Conservation). Otters, pine marten and wildcat are present.
Ardnamurchan Charters. Laga on the B8007 between Salen and KIlchoan. Personalised private charters and self-drive boat hire for opportunities to see seals, porpoise, eagles, seabirds, and occasionally otters and dolphins.
Ardnamurchan Distillery, Glenbeg on the B8007 from Salen to Kilchoan. Learn about the making of the Ardnamurchan single malt whiskey; tours can be booked.
Ariundle Oakwood NNR north of Strontian (14 miles) is a precious fragment of ancient costal oakwood that stretched along the Atlantic coast. A lush covering of mosses, lichens and liverworts flourish here in this wonderful example of Scotland’s rainforest.
Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre Based in Arisaig (26 miles) the centre provides superb sea kayak experiences suitable for everyone – from complete beginners to experienced sea kayakers.
Our Mission is to provide a unique opportunity to stay in some of the most unspoilt scenery in the West Highland Peninsulas that we are lucky enough to call our home.
We strive to protect the balance of our natural environment by using land management techniques that benefit the local wildlife
Claish Moss can be seen across Loch Shiel from Cnoc Breac. It is one of Britain’s best examples of a raised bog and is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation (which extends across Kentra Moss) and a Ramsar site. It supports some of the rarer dragonflies, including the azure hawker, northern emerald and white-faced darter. Access to the reserve is challenging and you will need to be confident in navigating from a map. The reserve has no formal paths. Deep pools on the bog surface make it dangerous to walk on. Claish Moss Nature Reserve | NatureScot.
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