Aultbea and the surrounding
area generally enjoy a gentle climate,
benefiting from the Gulf Stream, and as a result there are
outdoor activities to enjoy besides the obvious attractions
of the natural safe golden sandy beaches.
The mountains of Stac Polly, An Teallach,
Slioch, Ben Eighe and Torridon
are all visible from the hotel and within easy access for
a day’s climb.
The 14 mile Great Wilderness
Challenge via Fionn Loch also begins from the hotel. For
cyclists there are plenty of quiet trails to follow and
for the general sightseer the scenery speaks for itself!
from the obvious walking and hillwalking, other outdoor
Diving and Snorkelling – lovely clear
water, idyllic for searching round war time shipwrecks
Fishing – Sea/Loch/River – the
hotel can organise all relevant fishing permits, tackle
and boat hire, or contact John Heath (Seudraidh Guides)
on 01445 731486, for full details on Fly Fishing, Spinning
Tackle, Ghillieing and Tuition
Cruises: There are scenic cruises available
to the Summer Isles.
Small game hunting in season – contact
hotel for further details
Clay Pigeon Shooting – generally once
per month – contact hotel for details
Pony Trekking at Gairloch
Bird watching at Gruinard Island. The island
is home to only pair of nesting Sea Eagles in the British
Golf – Gairloch
Golf Course: 9 hole course with wonderful location adjacent
to the gorgeous beach at Gairloch Sands. Stunning views
across Gairloch Bay and The Minch. Open all year, no advance
booking needed – walk on course. Trolleys and clubs
available for hire in season. Ample car parking.
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve –
the first NNR to be built in Britain, located at the southeast
end of Loch Maree near Kinlochewe. Trail walks. Flora and
Fauna. Visitor Centre. Reserve Office tel: 01445 760254
Gairloch Leisure Centre: wide range of outdoor
and indoor activities. Full details and opening times tel:
Poolewe – small indoor swimming pool
places of interest to visit include:
The famous Inverewe
Gardens – sub tropical gardens and visitor centre.
Drumchork is the first hotel North of the gardens.
Stoneware Potteries, North Road, Ullapool and also at
Lochinver. Hand Modelling, Throwing and Decorating –
visitors are welcome to watch craftspeople at work in both
potteries. Shops available for direct purchase.
Museum – Discover the Lochbroom Story: award winning
museum and visitor centre in 6 languages and with audiovisual.
Further details and opening times tel: 01854 612987
Inverness – capital city of the Highlands,
a one and a half hour drive from Aultbea.