Activities

Aside from the obvious attractions of the house and garden and surrounding Loch Etive, there is a huge range of activities in the area to suit all ages and interests:

FISHING

Achnacloich offers wild brown trout fishing on a chain of three hill lochs, ideal for beginners. No charge is made for the loch fishing or the use of the estate boats. Season: April to September inclusive.

Salmon fishing on the famous River Awe is available for two rods from May to September. This must be booked in advance and costs £100 per day for the two rods. The river is 7 miles from Achnacloich (15 minutes by car).

For more information about the fishing please email: LHH@LHHScotland.com

SHOOTING

During the months of November to January Achnacloich offers an outstanding driven pheasant shoot in the foothills above Loch Etive, known for its high birds and fine oak and birch wood drives.

For more information about the shoot please email: LHH@LHHScotland.com

GOLF

There are three golf courses within ten miles of Achnacloich: Oban, Taynuilt, and Dalmally. All are open to visitors. We recommend the course in Oban.

For those wishing to travel further, the spectacular Dragon's Tooth course at Ballachulish is 45 minutes to the north of Achnacloich, while the world famous Loch Lomond course is an hour away, towards Glasgow.

HILL WALKING

There are 4 Munros within 10 miles of Achnacloich, and Ben Nevis and Glencoe are less than an hour away. Ben Cruachan is the most accessible and presents a very rewarding 4-6 hour walk.

Visit the Walk Highlands website for more information.

LOCH ETIVE

Achnacloich estate runs for several miles along the shore of this beautiful sea-loch. A boat and boathouse are provided, giving wonderful opportunities for picnics, mackerel fishing and access to the historic Abbot’s Isle. The loch is fully tidal and extends inland for a further 17 miles.

SAILING AND BOAT TRIPS

Oban (6 miles from Achnacloich) has a vibrant sailing community, and is the home of West Highland Yachting Week in July/August each year. There are also various boat trips available for bird-watching, whale-watching, and expeditions to the Corryvreckan whirlpool.

FOR CHILDREN

The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary (5 miles) has sharks, seals, turtles and conger eels and makes for a good family expedition on a wet day. The beach at Tralee (3 miles) is unspoilt and good for children. Further afield there is a long-established riding centre at Lettershuna (40 minutes).

OBAN AND THE WESTERN ISLES

Oban (6 miles) is the Gateway to the Isles, and the access point for all of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. The ferry to Mull takes 45 minutes, see the Calmac website. As well as ferry access to the Western Isles, Oban has a famous distillery, delicious fish restaurants, and various visitor attractions. Full information can be found at the Oban tourism website.