Loch Morar Trek & Cruise.
A taxi service drop-off at the road end of Bracorina will start your trek by heading over the bridge, through the trees and onward on the Lochside path, signed Tarbet. A distance of 5.5 miles. This is an ancient route built to serve the settlements now all but abandoned along Loch Morar, which is the deepest freshwater body in Britain. It is also said to be home to Nessie’s monster cousin Morag, although sightings have been rare. The Lochside was also used in the film Rob Roy, in which Liam Neeson starred.
The path passes the restored remains of the Chapel of Inverbeg built around 1780. Keep following along as it undulates along the shore, sometimes coming down close to the water where there are a number of tempting pebble beaches which make perfect rest spots. The path leaves the shoreline in a few places but soon returns with some rocky steps but no difficulties. The views ahead to the mountains beyond the head of Loch Morar are fantastic on a clear day. Nearing the end, the trail climbs gently across more open land to eventually reach the track leading through Glen Tarbet. Turn left onto the track to head uphill through the glen – a cairn is visible at the highest point.
The descent is on a good track, passing through a gate part way and emerging at Tarbet – once a bustling fishing village. It is now home to just a few residents, a dinghy tender out to our vessel Cyfish will begin the next part of your experience. Continuing your journey with a scenic, history, and wildlife tour around the coastline of the Knoydart peninsula, we will stop at Inverie, where clients may want to pay a visit to the Knoydart Pottery & Tea Room or the Old Forge Pub, for refreshments. The final leg of the tour will finish in Mallaig and will circumnavigate Green Island to view the resident seal colony and various seabirds, additionally we will haul in lobster & crab pots, and also – hopefully – hand feed the resident seals back in Mallaig harbour.
Your Guide. Colin has been a qualified Mountain Leader for 30 years and in that time has led groups throughout the Scottish hills as well as leading on youth expeditions in remote mountainous areas across the globe.
As guide on our walks he will take responsibility for route finding, your welfare and give you an insight into the history and natural history of the areas we visit.
Price: £600.00 including guide.