One of the areas where people love to camp and relax in Scotland is the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Visitors congregate close to the shores of Loch Sunart, which is located close to the remains of an ancient oak forest. The Scottish Tourist Board has more information.
Savouring the Views
If you enjoy hiking and adventure in the Great Outdoors, you cannot bypass the chance to take a Scottish excursion to Ardnamurchan. Imagine climbing hills to the peak of Ben Resipole and savouring the panoramic views of Skye, Ben Nevis, and the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
However, you are not confined to the activity of hiking. Self-catering holidays in Scotland, especially in this area, are also designed to engage visitors in guided walks, kayaking, and cycling – activities that allow travellers to experience the area’s flora and fauna up-close.
You can also enjoy one-of-a-kind wildlife experiences at Ardnamurchan Point, which is the most-western point on Britain’s mainland. While you are there, take time out to have a picnic and view the diverse plant life in the area. Visitors enjoy watching the cetaceans, such as minke whales, orcas, harbour porpoises, and dolphins as well.
The Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
You will also want to stop by the Ardnamurchan lighthouse, which features geological and biological displays. Climb to the top of the structure and take in the view of the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the Hebrides on a sunny day.
A Beautiful Nature Preserve
If you choose to camp, you will be amply rewarded in this Scottish locale. Campsites lie close to indigenous trees – all of which create a habitat for red squirrels, deer, and badgers. Bird and butterfly species also abound in the area. In fact, this part of Scotland is home to the Chequered Skipper butterfly, a threatened butterfly species.
Choosing a Lodge Stay
If you decide to stay in a self-catered lodge on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, you will find that the cabin homes are comfortable and invitingly rustic. Typically, lodges can sleep between two and six occupants; therefore, both couples and families appreciate this option of accommodation.
If you elect to stay at a lodge, you usually will enjoy the following amenities:
- Mini hi-fi
- TV with DVD player
- Bed linen
- Fully appointed kitchen
- Panel heating
Glamping in Holiday Pods
Besides lodges, you might consider glamping while you visit the Ardnamurchan peninsula. You can find pods in this locale that offer the following amenities:
- Sleeping accommodation for two
- Waterproof mattresses and beds
- Manually controlled heating
- Indoor and outdoor lighting
- USB charging ports
- French doors with curtains
Usually, each pod comes with its private veranda and picnic bench.
Campsites in the area are open each year from April to October. Usually, hard-standing pitches come equipped with an electric hook-up while grass pitches come with or without the hook-up.
Most campers enjoy the following conveniences when they stay at a campsite.
- Laundry room
- Shower and toilet block
- Dishwashing site
- Private slipway for kayaks or canoes
- Disabled facilities, including a disabled shower and toilet
Many of the travellers that visit the Ardnamurchan peninsula enjoy caravanning, camping, or glamping. Therefore, this is the ideal place to go if you want to commune with nature and escape while travelling.