Sunart and Morvern

Where ancient forest meets the Atlantic Ocean

Escape to the remote and tranquil west, a spectacular Highland landscape that’s alive with wildlife and rich with history and folklore.  Discover Scotland’s very own rainforests here too – remnants of the ancient oakwoods that once carpeted the Atlantic coastline from Norway to Spain. These atmospheric woods are lush with ferns, mosses and lichens, and they dance in summertime with dragonflies, butterflies and birds.  

Discover scenic trails, peaceful picnic spots and unforgettable wildlife watching opportunities, follow in the footsteps of Vikings, woodsmen and miners, or simply sit back and soak up breath-taking views over wooded hills, sparkling lochs, rivers and rocky islands.

 For more information, see the Sunart and Morvern leaflet.

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Aoineadh Mor

Wind through birch woodland to reach the silent ruins of a crofting settlement abandoned two centuries ago.

 

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Àrd-Àirigh

Enjoy a picnic beside Loch Sunart, explore scenic trails through peaceful oak woods or stroll to Garbh Eilean wildlife hide.

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Ardmolich

Savour Moidart’s isolated splendour along a rocky trail with spectacular views across Loch Moidart to the Small Isles.

 

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Ariundle

Explore enchanting Atlantic oakwoods and a rushing river in a stunning Highland setting – a wonderful place to watch for wildlife (and fairies).

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Camas Torsa

There are spectacular Loch Sunart views from this quiet picnic spot in a bay that was once the haunt of Vikings.

 

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Clach na Criche

A lochside picnic site with panoramic views over the Sound of Mull, just a short walk from the legendary Wishing Stone.

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Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide

It’s an easy stroll to this spectacular lochside wildlife hide, overlooking rocky islands regularly visited by seals, herons and otters.

 

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Glen Hurich (Polloch)

Explore this remote wooded glen for breath-taking Loch Shiel views, plentiful wildlife and the intriguing ruins of the Corantee lead mines.

 

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Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan, famous for its monument and viaduct, has a secret side: discover quiet pinewoods with dramatic Loch Shiel views and woodland wildlife.

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Lochan na Dunaich

A secluded little loch with a gentle waterside trail, ideal for picnicking and with plenty of room to play.

 

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Phemie’s Walk

Meander among soaring old conifers and sturdy young oaks above Strontian for magnificent views over wild Loch Sunart.

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Sàilean nan Cuileag

Stroll through ancient woodland to reach a sheltered bay where Vikings kept their boats safe in winter.