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Discover the “Nature’s Paradise”: Stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and cultural heritage.

Ben Cruachan

With towering peaks, beautiful countryside and scenery, plus stunning views out to the islands of the west coast, the Loch Awe Munros are an incredible place. 

For adventurous travellers, Loch Awe offers the chance to experience the outdoors at its untamed, wild best.
 

Ben Cruachan near Ardbrecknish House, Loch Awe, Dalmally Argyll
Things to do near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland

Explore the natural and man-made trails around Loch Awe

Bikes are carried free of charge on ScotRail and a small charge is made on GNER and Virgin. The more experienced riders can use the numerous steep off-road mountain tracks within the Ben Cruachan range of hills. For the adventurous, there is the Nevis Range downhill World Cup course. 

Rowing and motorboats

Being the longest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Awe is 26 miles long with over 60 miles of shoreline. There are endless options for water enthusiasts. 

You can either bring your own or rent rowing and motorboats from Loch Awe Boats There are full launch facilities, and a rescue boat is always on standby.
 

Rowing near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
Fishing near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland

Fishing

Loch Awe is unrivalled for wild brown trout whether you are a beginner or a seasoned trout angler. The pike on Loch Awe is legendary with many 25lb + fish regularly caught. Most coarse anglers who come to Loch Awe are after these hard fighting predators. 

Ardbrecknish House offers the perfect base for some of the best game and coarse fishing in Scotland. It is also one of the few places on Loch Awe offering launching facilities. 
 

Ruins on Loch Awe

Hire a boat on Loch Awe and take a journey into the past. Kilchurn Castle, at the head of the Loch, built by Colin Campbell in 1450 and Inishail, the largest island on the Loch is well worth a visit. 

Inishail, the burial island, has the remains of an early Cistercian Nunnery and there are a number of well-preserved medieval grave slabs, some depicting Knights Templar soldiers.
 

Kilchurn Castle near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
Pony Trekking near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland

Pony Trekking

This is a popular activity in the area allowing the rider to access the many wide-open spaces, hillsides and shorelines. There is a wide variety of riding and trekking operators in the Highlands and Islands offering everything from short treks for children and novices to tougher routes for the more experienced.

Iconic Wildlife

We have a resident family of red squirrels in our gardens which can be seen most days on our feeder. Very regularly, pine martens visit the same feeder but this is often quite early in the mornings. You can visit the newly introduced beavers in Kapdale, spot seals on Loch Etive and see wild otters at Loch Creran.

A short distance out from the sea lochs and Oban, basking sharks, whales, dolphins, seals and the many sea birds can be seen via organised trips.
 

Wildlife near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
Kintail Birds of Prey near Ardbrecknish House - Loch Awe, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland

Kintail Birds of Prey

Enjoy a falconry experience with Kintail Birds of Prey where you can handle and fly Argyll's only collection of Scottish Birds of Prey. Set in a picturesque location near Loch Awe, it's the perfect memorable activity for adults and children alike. 

https://kintailbirdsofprey.co.uk/

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