Cafe Rhu, Arisaig, Lochaber

Things to Do in the Arisaig Area

Hill Walking

An area with such dramatic landscapes provides a great playground for many levels of hill walking. There is also Ben Nevis (48 miles away), in Fort William and is the UK's highest point at 1344m. A programme of local walks around Arisaig operate each year during the summer (April - Sept). You can also find out more about walks in Lochaber by visiting the website for walking by Visit Scotland, Scotlands official tourist board at http://walking.visitscotland.com/

Kayaking

Rockhopper do kayak trips and Wilderness Scotland also run a 6 day kayak adventure in the area. This website will provide you with tide tables.

Climbing

There are many places to climb in the area. Climbers can also practice in two indoor centres, the Leisure Centre (in Fort William) and also The Ice Factor, which is Europe's premier ice climbing centre.

Cycling

You can hire a bike from 'Cycles2u' which allow you to hire or deposit your cycle between Mallaig and Corpach from any of the Railway Stations, Hotels or Bunkhouses listed on their website. Phone 01687 461021 or 01687 450291 for details.

Mountain Biking

The Mountain Biking World Cup has taken place in Fort William over the past two years, and this has provided courses of world class standard. You can find out more on the website at http://www.fortwilliamworldchamps.co.uk/

Skiing and Snowboarding

Nevis Range is the local place in Lochaber to do snow sports, and also provides a year round gondola service on Aonach Mor. Skiing and Snowboarding are largely dependant on the weather, you can out more information by visiting the Nevis Range website.

Jacobite Steam Train

Described as "one of the great railway journeys of the world", the Jacobite runs a daily return service between Mallaig and Fort William June to October, for more information, visit the Steamtrain website. The train has featured in Charlotte Gray and the Harry Potter movies, more information about this on the film locations page.

Fishing

Both freshwater and sea water fishing can be done in the area. Permits can be arranged for Loch Morar by phoning 01687 462388.

Boat Hire

Boats can be hired on Loch Morar by phoning 01687 462520, and charters can also be arranged from Arisaig Marine, Bruce Watt and the Grimsay Isle.

Scuba Diving

The waters between Knoydart and Ardnamurchan provide many great places to scuba, you can find out more information from 'Sport Extreme' in an article by Peter Collins.

Camping

There are various camp sites near Arisaig including Invercaimbe, Camusdarach and Gorten Sands.


View a list of Outdoor Activities provided by Lochaber Geopark.

(Image 1 & 8 © Mhairi Longmuir, Image 2 © Douglas Wilcox, Image 3 © Christopher Dyer, Image 4 © Jennifer Douglas, Image 5 © Sebastian, Image 6 © Steven Holmes, Image 7 © Arisaig Marine, Image 9 © Adam Gordon)

Walk to Loch Nostarie

Walk to Loch Nostarie

Kayaking in Arisaig

Kayaking in Arisaig

Arisaig Harbour

Arisaig Harbour

Sun setting over the Cuillins

Sunset from Mallaig

Rhu Walk

Rhu Walk

Jacobite Steam Train on the West Highland Line

The West Highland Line

The Shearwater

The Shearwater

Loch Morar

Loch Morar

Beach at Gorten Sands Camp Site

Beach at Gorten Sands Camp Site

Wildlife around the Arisaig Area
Arisaig childrens art for sale in aid of Arisaig Primary School
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