Ardgour

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Ardgour (Gaelic: Àird Ghobhar: height of the goats) – the most easterly peninsula and where most people arrive by ferry across the Corran Narrows. Bounded to the north by Loch Eil, the West by Loch Shiel and the south and east by Glen Tarbert and Loch Linnhe. It is mountainous and contains the notable peaks of Sgurr Dhomhnuill (2913 feet) and Garbh Bheinn (2903 feet). There are good walks to be had up Glen Gour, Glen Scaddle and Cona Glen and lovely woodland strolls around the lochans on Ardgour Estate.

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As the main gateway to the West Highland Peninsulas, the area spreads from the head of Loch linnhe in the North to take in the small crofting townships of Treaslaig and Blaich down to the parish of Kingairloch in the south - encapsulating endless shoreline, rugged mountains and ancient woodland all with their wonderful wildlife inhabitants waiting to be explored. Various tourist accommodation is scattered throughout the whole area.

From the impressive Corran lighthouse on arrival to a close encounter with the wild goats on the crags, or a walk up Achaphubuil wild woodlands giving you incredible views of Ben Nevis over the loch, you will be left enthralled.

The main village is split between the community above the ferry at North Corran and the traditional crofting village of Clovullin. Hidden between these two settlements is some lovely walks among the woodland of Ardgour Estate. There is an opportunity for trout fishing in the Lochans and river in Ardgour. Some of these lochans are kettle holes, created by the retreating ice during the last ice age. There are plenty of popular sites for sea-fishing around the area and visitor moorings are available in the bay.

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