Outdoors


Jake’s Bike Shed is located between the pub and the war memorial, and is the place to hire bikes for the duration of your stay.

The pair of brochs at Dun Telve and Dun Trodden are well worth an explore as they are noted for their excellent state of preservation, as well as their design and scale.

The real life Camusfeàrna, the setting for Gavin Maxwell’s Ring of Bright Water, is Sandaig, just four miles from Glenelg. Explore the home of the otters and spend time on this remote beach on a sunny day.

Between Glenelg and Kylerhea, the Sound of Sleat is well known as home to a pair of white tailed eagles called Victor and Orla. They can sometimes be spotted from either of the sound in the ferry car parks; the otter hide at Klyerhea is another great vantage point. The area is home to lots of other wildlife, with otters and porpoises often playing alongside the ferry and a healthy local pine marten population.

At the point where three sea lochs meet, the famous Eilean Donan Castle is located approximately 15 miles from Glenelg, just outside the village of Dornie.

The picturesque village of Plockton, with options to take a boat tour on the search for dolphins and seals, is 45 minutes from Glenelg by car.

For walkers and munro baggers, the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Cluanie Ridge are both nearby, whilst the Lochalsh Dirty 30 and Dirty Dozen annual walks both originate in Glenelg.

The Northern Lights can at times be spotted over the village, when conditions are right.