Kinlochlaich House is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful West Highlands. We are located between Oban (25 mins by car) and Fort William (about 40 mins away).
Oban is the 'Gateway to the Isles', with day trips to Mull and Iona, Coll, Tiree and Colonsay, and longer trips to the Outer Hebrides.
A bustling, picturesque town, Oban has many great shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a famous whisky distillery There are boat trips to see seals and other wildlife.
Fort William, known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK', sits in the shadow of Ben Nevis.
You can take a cable car up the mountain next to Ben Nevis to get great views of the UK's highest peak, ski or mountain bike.
The Fort William to Mallaig round trip on the West Highland Line is described as the greatest railway journey in the world. The Jacobite passes the 'Harry Potter' viaduct at Glenfinnan, and the silvery beaches seen in 'Highlander', as well as the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar, and the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis.
The Caledonian Canal which joins Loch Ness to the sea down Neptune's staircase of locks, gives great views of Ben Nevis.
Nearer to home, the world famous Glencoe is just 15 minutes by car from Kinlochlaich. It can also be reached by magnificent walks, the Sustrans cycle track or via Loch Linnhe for experienced watersports enthusiasts. Always breathtaking, the glen is well worth visiting in different weather to experience its mercurial moods. On a sunny spring or summer day, with wild flowers underfoot, the atmosphere is quite different to its brooding presence on a day of swirling mists, thundering with waterfalls or the magnificence of the glen with its 11 Munros under snow.
Both Glencoe and the Nevis range have guided mountain walks, and the area is famous for climbing, bouldering and scrambling. To get in practice, there is also the world's largest indoor ice wall at Kinlochleven. Other popular activities include: skiing, snowboarding, sailing, canoeing and golf.
The area immediately around Kinlochlaich is fabulous for exploring on foot, bike, kayak or paddle board. We are surrounded by mountains, forest, wildflower meadows and lochs. Just down the road, Loch Creran is a special area of Conservation because it is home to special reefs found nowhere else in Europe. The whole Appin area abounds with magical ancient woodlands which are completely carpeted - ground and trees - with moss, lichens and ferns, and home to rare butterflies.
After an active day, there are great restaurants in Appin - including the Old Inn, the Airds and the Pierhouse- if you fancy an evening out.