OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - KINTAIL

 

Walking

The Highlands are a Mecca for outdoor activities with Lochalsh and Kintail being one of the top areas for hill walking. Around Glenelg you have the choice of everything from a gentle village stroll to a full days Munro bagging in Glen Shiel. On the doorstep, try the 2.5 mile walk from The Lodge that takes you to the Glenelg Ferry slip, head through the village, past Bernera Barracks, along the beach and round the corner to Kyle Rhea, the channel that divides the Isle of Skye from the Scottish mainland. Or the Ardintoul circuit, a more demanding walk that requires energy and effort but that rewards with spectacular scenery. Requiring a bit more in the way of hillwalking skills and effort is The Five Sisters (pictured above) which includes 3 Munros. For serious hill walkers who are looking to bag 7 Munros in the one walk there is the South Glen Shiel Ridge, this is estimated to take an average 10 hours walking, one for the braver souls!! You can find various grades of walks for the Glenelg area on Walk Highlands and the local Ordnance Survey maps may give you other ideas. Locally Glen Beag, Sandaig, Glen Arnisdale and Glen More are all worth exploring and further afield the Isle of Skye offers an abundance of walks of all grades. (Always check the mountain weather forcast before setting out hill walking for the day.)

Biking

The Glenelg area offers good scope for both leisure cycling and mountain biking. The hills and glens around Skye and Lochalsh are interwoven with relatively unused tracks crying out for mountain bike use where you can choose an easy to use forestry track or go extreme by seeking out an undiscovered “Black route”! Many of the well known walks also offer challenges for mountain biking. The local roads are quiet and ideal for pottering about but if you want to stretch your muscles the roads to the North and South leading out of Glenelg have some serious ascents and descents (We know, we've pushed our bikes up most of them!!). Bike hire / repair is available at the Glenelg Bike Shed. Cycling is perfect for a family day out, pottering around the village, ferry road and glens or get serious and take to the hills, there are plenty of them around!!

Sea Kayaking

The sound of Sleat with its sea lochs and islands is a popular location for Sea Kayaking holidays and has plenty of local launch spots. The Lodge is located right on the shore and makes the ideal Kayak holiday and launching spot.

Angling, Pony Trekking etc

Permits for trout fishing on the River Glenmore are available in the Glenelg shop, small boat hire at Letterfearn, larger boat trips include sea life watching and sea angling and run from Kyle, Plockton and Elgol. Pony trekking at the Highland Pony Trekking center, Shiel Bridge. The Ranger station at the Kintail Outdoor Centre, Morvich is also a good information point for outdoor activities. The small car park there is also used as a starting point for walking or biking up Glen Lichd

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The Lodge

 

Glen Beag

Glen Beag

 

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Mountain biking

 

Kayaks Loch Hourn

Kayaking, Loch Hourn

 

Glen Lichd

Glen Lichd, Morvich

 

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Glen Arnisdale

 

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