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Welcome toMorvern and Ardnamurchan

The remotest spot on the mainland: dramatic views, wild moorland, and untouched beaches. Plenty of eagles, dolphins and whales, too.

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Ideal for:

Outdoor adventure Nature & wildlife Walking Wildlife Watching

Remote and wild

It's hard to find a place that's wilder than Mull, but get the ferry to Morvern or Ardnamurchan and you might be in luck. Head to Sanna bay for a pure white beach and turquoise seas, or climb up Ben Hiant in Ardnamurchan for panoramic views of Mull, Coll, Skye and the Small Isles. The wildlife includes seals, dolphins, whales, otters, golden and white-tailed eagles, red deer, pine marten and wildcats so keep an eye out as you walk.

There's a thriving otter population: look out for them from the ferry to Lochaline on Morvern. The Lochaline sea loch is the perfect otter habitat: river banks and rocky coasts, and because the Morvern and Ardnamurchan have remained relatively untouched by modern life, they make a perfect place for a wild adventure.

Prior to your journey, familiarise yourself with VisitScotland's  #RespectProtectEnjoy guidance and check the arrangements individual islands and locations have for managing the safety of their visitors and communities. For Argyll and Bute, please read through the area's 'Be a great Visitor'  guidance.  

Take care on our coast: slips and falls can happen in all locations, not just high cliffs. Check out these  RNLI Safety Tips   #RespectTheWater

For more information on this destination visit Ardnamurchan's  website.


How to get here

You can drive from Fort William, or get one of the ferries from Mull

You can travel by ferry from Tobermory on Mull to Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, which takes 35 minutes or by ferry from Fishnish on Mull to Lochaline on the Morvern Peninsula, which takes 18 minutes. You can purchase tickets in advance of travel, online.  

Buy Tickets

Tobermory - Kilchoan and Fishnish - Lochaline are Turn up and Go routes - when you pre-purchase tickets on this route, you'll be purchasing an 'open' ticket for a chosen departure date, valid for the season in which you've purchased it, but it won't have a specific sailing time. Simply turn up at the port of departure and go No advance booking is necessary on this sailing. Simply turn up at the port of departure, go on the next available sailing and buy a ticket on board. 

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Our Journey Planner can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

Travelling without a car

By bus

Shiels Buses run limited buses service (Monday to Saturday). Pick-ups at the bus shelter opposite car lanes and connect with Fort William. Check out our Journey Planner for more details.

By foot 

Ardnamurchan and Morvern are most westerly points on the British mainland. This amazing part of the West Coast of Scotland offers magnificent views along the coastline. Walking in Ardnamurchan and Movrern has a little something for all levels. From casual 30 minute walks through Sunart Oakwoods, to the slightly more challenging walks through the mountains and passed the old lead mines.

By bike

Ardnamurchan and Morvern have a range of cycling routes from leisurely short paced rides to long distance marathons to highly advanced mountain rides. Sunart Oakwoods alone has 11 off-road cycle routes ranging from 3km to 64km. There are also plenty of road routes that also range between short and long distance, and take in areas such as Fort William, Corran, and Ardnamurchan.

Note: If you're bringing your bike, please add your bike(s) to your booking, - this means that you have more certainty about space. This ticket will remain free of charge. Groups of cyclists should contact us in advance advising of preferred sailings, as space on some ferries may be limited.

Plan your journey at CycleStreets   

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