This area is renowned on the west coast for the dramatic and remote mountain scenery. The region is a peninsula opposite the southern end of Skye formed by the long sea lochs of Loch Hourn to the north and Loch Nevis to the south. The region is truely remote with no road access at all into the central or western areas - quite unique on the entire Scottish coastline. There are excellant paths across the region and with three Munros nestling in the centre, Knoydart is a major attraction for those after some peace and quiet, and dramatic scenery.
The nearest road access is to Kinloch Hourn, along the shores of Loch Quoich, or along Loch Arkaig to Strathan. Both are long drives in and then require lengthy walks to gain the central regions - although the paths are generally very good. The only significant village in the region is Inverie on the shores of Loch Nevis. A ferry service runs here three days a week from Mallaig offering a most rewarding means of entry to the region. Link this service with a walk across the mountain valleys to a pre-arranged pick up at one of the road ends, or even over to the railway and you have one of the most spectacular mountain treks in Scotland. It has an unrivalled reputation.
The only facilities are at Inverie - including pub, guest house, small camp site, shop. Bothies are available at Sourlies (Camusrory, head of Glen Nevis) and Barrisdale (Loch Hourn). The latter is near the approach paths to the areas Munros and is therefore very popular and often full. Good paths link key points in the region making use of the various passes and glens:
Add to this two further paths that link across adjacent areas:
It is easy to see how you can spend a week or more treking through the region - assuming that you carry your food etc. If the weather is good the experience is unrivalled. We did it in 1997 when the weather was good.
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