|Loch Leven and the Pap Lores|
They don’t call Lochaber the “outdoor capital of the UK” for nothing! At Springwell, close to where Glencoe meets the coast, not only do we have superb views of the sea and the towering Glencoe mountains from our 17 acre hillside site, but there is heaps to do as well.
Glencoe Activities bring together watersports, golf, fishing and even Segway, and the walking and cycling are second to none. The new coastal cycle path from Ballachulish to Connel and the local walking in the woodlands at Glenachulish, (3 miles) are memorable, particularly with the autumn colours coming on. There are also swimming and leisure facilities at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel. Fort William is just 10 miles to the north, with Ben Nevis and the cable car at Aonach Mor a few miles beyond.
Our wildlife and sea life are spectacular – golden and sea eagles, pine marten, red squirrel, red and roe deer; and on the loch, grey seals, otters, porpoises and sometimes dolphins. The Corran Ferry, (3 miles) gives access to the superb Ardnamurchan peninsula, one of the last strongholds of the wildcat, “the highland tiger”, and with its wonderful beaches which look north to Skye and the Small Isles.
And if that doesn’t exhaust you there are some great places to eat out. Firstly our local, the Onich Hotel, just 5 minutes walk away, is handy for a pint and bar supper. Or you can treat yourself to fantastic seafood at the Loch Leven Sea Food Café (8 miles) or the Holly Tree at Kentallen (6 miles).
Guest post by Richard Cooke