to the West Highland Peninsulas of Ardnamurchan, Moidart, Morvern, Sunart and Ardgour
Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean on the North West Coast of Scotland, it is a land of rugged mountains, stunning coastlines, beautiful lochs, historic castles, amazing night skies, ancient woodlands and heather moorland.
Steeped in history and Celtic legends, it remains unspoilt to this day and once visited, it is a place that will be forever in your heart.
If you have only just discovered us, welcome to the best kept secret in the British Isles, and we can't wait to share it with you. If you are returning to this wonderful unspoilt part of Scotland, then welcome back. Either way, please do follow our Coronavirus: Visitor Charter while you are here.
As the main gateway to the West Highland Peninsulas, Ardgour is where the Ferry crosses the Corran Narrows to transport visitors our visitors to this beautiful, remote and unspoilt corner of the Scottish Highlands
Ardnamurchan is probably the most remote of the West Highland Peninsulas. It is home to the most westerly point on the British Mainland. Its southern edge runs along beautiful Loch Sunart and its northern edge features a dramatic coastline and wonderful beaches, such as the one at Sanna Bay.
The West Highland Peninsula of Moidart is a wild and beautiful place, designated as a National Scenic Area for its outstanding scenery and landscape, and steeped in history. Home to Castle Tioram, a 13th Century fortress and described by Winston Churchill as one of the most beautiful places he knew.
The West Highland Peninsula of Morvern is one of the few places in the UK that has hardly been touched by modern life and because of a lack of human intervention, it boasts a great diversity of animals, birds and flowers.
The West Highland Peninsula of Sunart is home to one of the best surviving remnants of the ancient Atlantic oak forest which once clothed most of the west coast of Scotland.
We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the West Highland Peninsulas!
We have been incredibly lucky to have avoided the worst of Covid-19 so far and as we ease out of lock down, to protect our community and our visitors, we must do this ‘at a safe distance’ and would ask visitors and tourism businesses alike, to follow our Coronavirus: Visitor Charter so that we can all play our part to protect one another and mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
As with communities around the world, life here on the peninsulas isn’t quite back to normal and we would ask all our visitors to plan ahead, check guidance from local businesses and read the latest official Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and Visit Scotland guidelines relating to COVID-19.
SHOPPING: A real lifeline for us throughout lockdown, all our village shops are open, well stocked, and looking forward to seeing you, but there are a few changes to be aware of:
EATING OUT: Most of our cafes and restaurants are open again and some may offer takeaway meals. As with shops, physical distancing measures will be in place and card or contactless payments are preferred. Please check before you visit.
PUBLIC TOILETS: Not all public toilets (and showers) and Chemical Toilet disposal points are open this year so please plan ahead!
FERRIES: The Corran Ferry is running to its normal timetable and has guidance in place to support social distancing and hygiene measures.
Caledonian MacBrayne ferries to Mull are operating at reduced capacity to allow social distancing measures. Please check out the CalMac website for full details.
TENTS, MOTOR HOMES & WILD CAMPING: The West Highland Peninsulas is a popular place for camping and camper vans and while this is now permitted, we would encourage you to read the following guidance from Highland Council.
OUT & ABOUT: The beautiful and unspoilt landscapes, the wildlife, the dark skies, the coast and waters, the people and communities and the crofting way of life are many of the things that we all treasure about the West Highland Peninsulas. Please help us to keep it a special place to live and visit by always following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.