You’ll be amazed by how much there is to do in Knoydart, including ambles in the woods, photostalking, fishing, powerboat trips and evening meals in idyllic places. Have a look through this section and see if anything grabs your fancy. Of course, you could just chill out with a good book and a mug of tea!
The Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service run a program of activities year-round which can be booked directly through them. These include stalking animals with a camera for that stunning wildlife picture you always wanted (photostalking), team-building days, guided treks through remote areas, and tailor-made wildlife or historical walks. Speak to Amie or Davie (01687 462242).
Two estates on Knoydart offer deer-stalking: the Knoydart Foundation and Kilchoan Estate. Both estates operate on a conservation basis, they are required to maintain their deer population at a healthy level. The Knoydart Estate will take guests up on the hill for £350 for a stag, or £180 for a day’s hind stalking. The Foundation and Kilchoan Estate promote traditional stalking methods such as usage of hill-ponies to carry beasts off the hill.
You can fish for free on small hill-lochs on Knoydart Foundation land. Alternatively, Kilchoan Estate offer catch-and-release salmon fishing on the Inverie river for £35 / day, or hill-loch fishing at Bhraomisaig for £10 / day. See their fishing page for more detail SEA ROD HIRE - FOR GREAT SUMMER FISHING FROM THE PIER.
Visit our boat trips page for more information
Knoydart now offers a good choice of eating places. Here in Inverie, you can eat at The Old Forge Public House, Doune, and the Pottery and Tearoom. The Old Forge is an award winning pub "2008/2009 Best Independent Pub in Scotland - SLTN Awards". It also won the award for the Highland and Islands Best Visitor Experience and has been shortlisted for the Seafood Awards this year in London. Here you can spoil yourself on outstanding creel caught fresh loch Nevis langoustines, brought live into the bar off the boats, hand dived Arisiag Scallops,organic breads, local mussels, estate venison, organic hill lamb, steaks and more. They grow their own fresh herbs and salad leaves and are supporters of sustainable fishing, reduced food miles and local producer groups. Dinner served from 3.30-9.30pm Why not spoil yourslef with a seafood platter, overlooking Loch Nevis. Theres also venison burgers and healthy options for the younger members of your party. Booking is a must as they can get quite busy! For an alternative experience, why not book an evening at Doune Dining Room, located on the remote west coast of Knoydart. easily the remotest restaurant in mainland Britain, the outstanding locally-sourced food is even tastier when eaten in such stunning surroundings. Speak to Cara about organising a taxi to the top of the Doune path, or you could even hire a boat to take you round (Doune is easily accessible by sea; not so easily by land!). Doune reservations call 01687 462667
Knoydart Pottery & Tea Room is open Monday - Saturday in Summer (May - September) & Monday, Wednesday & Friday in Winter (October - March) 9am till 4pm. Situated on the water front by the old slip they offer a selection of teas & coffee, baked potatoes, salads, homemade soups, sandwiches, sub rolls, homemade scones and cakes.
The Roads End Cafe at Airor - Fantastic Quirky little place not to be passed by- This wee Gem is located 7 miles from Inverie along probably the most scenic road in Scotland! walk both ways or take a taxi one way or its even possible to do a 16 mile round the peninsular walk which passes right by the door! Open all day Wednesday to Sunday! Try their famous fish n chips on a Wednesday Im absolutly sure the most remote fish n chips in the world! FOR BOOKINGS CALL 07788671501
The Galley On The Hill - Another Special wee Gem located on the Doune Hill Open for luches, teas coffe and cakes and for evening meals by advanced bookings anything is possible here from local caught crab and lobster to Persian Delights. Bookings call 01687 462917
If you need a taxi this can be booked by calling Ian Robertson on 01687 460012