TREES FOR LIFE - DUNDREGGAN ESTATE
A short but spectacular drive (30 mins) from the cabin The Dundreggan Estate - owned by Trees for Life - is a not for profit rewilding project that has replanted the land with native Highlands species - there are 3 short waymarked walks which include visiting a waterfall and an optional climb to the moorland for superb views over Glen Moriston. Along the route are some great information boards for children or indeed anyone interested in Highland flora and fauna. There are two great cafes nearby - The Glen Rowan Cafe and the Redburn Cafe. 30 MINUTES BY CAR
HIGHLAND CINEMA CAFE & BAR
Brand new independent cinema and café bar in Fort William serving good food, coffee, cocktails and ales. Well worth a visit on a rainy day. Situated on the High St near to the Highland Bookshop, Highland Soap company shop and various cafes and gift shops. 55 MINUTES BY CAR
A circular drive from the cabin to Glen Elg and the Isle of Skye (by car ferry) returning via the Kyle of Lochalsh makes for a fantastic day trip from the cabin. Glen Elg Bay faces across to the Isle of Skye and down the Sound of Sleat with fabulous views to the Sandaig Islands, Isle Ornsay, Rum and Eigg. The road carries on from Glenelg to Arnisdale before ending at the tiny village of Corran and is considered by many to be one of the most scenic drives in Scotland. Also by Glenelg is the mainland jetty for the Skye Ferry. The MV Glenachullish is a manually operated turntable ferry, a type that at one time could be seen all over Scotland. As far as we know, it is the only one still in existence and crosses the short, spectacular Kyle Rhea straits, where you may see seals, porpoise, otters or our local sea eagles feeding. The Glenelg Inn serves great food.
LOCH NESS CRUISES AND RIB TRIPS
Departing from Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness, you’ll soon be treated to the breath-taking vista of Loch Ness in all its natural wonder. For those curious about what’s beneath the deep waters of Loch Ness, top of the range Sonar equipment beams live images. The best tour guides on the loch will explain it all, in detail - the only way they know how. As long as the kids pay attention!' 20 MINUTES BY CAR
JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter along the route used by the Hogwarts Express. West Coast Railways offers trips on 'The Jabobite' steam train, which provided the steam engine and carriages for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.
Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis. 55 MINUTES BY CAR
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
'As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.' Coffee shop and gift shop on site. 40 MINUTES BY CAR