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The Cart Barn is the perfect base to explore from, and to see what the West Highlands of Scotland have to  offer.            


Within walking distance from The Cart Barn are 3 beautiful beaches offering views of  the small isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum, and in season, seals are common, as is the odd basking shark.      


Slightly further afield, for the more adventurous, is the mountain Rois-Bheinn, the joint highest hill in the Scottish region of Moidart, which gives its name to the area 'Roshven', and whose translation literally means 'red hill' due to the stunning sunsets it sees.          


Various local boat trips are available offering the possibility of glimpses of whales, porpoises, dolphins, otters and both Golden and Sea Eagles!  The Isle of Skye and the Small Isles are also just a short trip by boat, as is Tobermory, the location for the popular children's programme Balamory. We are also within easy driving distance of Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and Oban.            


Fishermen can fly or sea fish locally, and golfers are also catered for at the stunning Traigh golf course adjacent to the glorious white sands of Morar, setting of the famous film 'Local Hero'.

What is there to do if you are staying in either The Cart Barn or The Smiddy?
 Click and download the word document for some ‘Slow Adventuring’ Roshven style, along  with some more physical alternatives!

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We are an outdoor activity provider in the local area specialising in seatrekking, snorkelling, 

SeatrekScotland’s activities are family friendly, suitable for all ages and abilities and a wonderful opportunity to experience our incredible coastline (participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). All equipment for our water based activities is provided along with a fully trained and qualified guide.

Otter Adventures

Otter Adventures specialises in creating and delivering adventures and journeys in new ways for families, couples and groups across the West Highland Peninsulas.
If your family is seeking an unforgettable day exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, then we can create an adventure at just the right level for you all.
Our 'journeys' will see you travelling through these unique landscapes with like-minded explorers equally intent on seeing stunning landscapes and a diversity of wildlife.
The 'adventures' offer an exclusive experience for your family or group and, as each trip is tailored to your needs and with just one group or family per guide, these immersive voyages really can be for everyone.

Ardshealach smokehouse

'Ardshealach Smokehouse and and Fine foods' is a small family business, situated on the Sound of Arisaig, nestled in the small bay of Glenuig amongst some of the most spectacular, unspoilt mountain scenery in the Highlands.

Specialising in creating small handcrafted batches of the finest smoked foods. You can choose from a selection of delicious smoked fish, smoked meats and smoked cheeses. 

Loch Shiel Cruises

Unique guided cruises on the stunning, sheltered waters of Loch Shiel. Share the skipper Jim Michie's fifteen years' experience of spotting Golden Eagles, Red Deer, Black-throated Divers, plus a wide variety of other wildlife, while learning the history of this special, remote and unspoiled part of the Highlands of Scotland.? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Visit the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is a short ferry ride away from nearby Mallaig. Either take the ferry both ways, or drive home the scenic route over the famous Skye bridge.

Visit the Jacobite

An essential part of every West Highland holiday, The Jacobite travels along one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. As well as stunning scenery, you'll see Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river and travel over the world famous 21 arch viaduct, as featured in the Harry Potter films.

Wildlife Cruises

Cruise to the islands of Eigg, Muck or Rum on Scotland's west coast on board MV Sheerwater and enjoy the varied wildlife and spectacular views.

Glenfinnan Monument

The Glenfinnan Monument sits at the head of Loch Shiel and was erected in 1815 to mark the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard, at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

Traigh Golf Course

Traigh Golf Course near Arisaig, is set in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Highlands of Scotland.

Sunart Oakwoods

Sunart Oakwoods is home to deer, red squirrel, Scottish wildcat and otters to name but a few, and the golden eagle and white-tailed eagle have been spotted there too! Visit this stunning example of one of the last oak forests in Europe.

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