Activities outside the EstateCycling, Walking, Golf and more

As well as having 12,000 acres of the Glencarron Estate to explore, and an array of onsite activities available to book, there are also plenty of other activities outside of the estate that are well worth exploring. To help you organise your trip we have included below some general information on some of the other activities that you may wish to enjoy whilst staying at one of the Glencarron Estate properties.


Some of the highest roads in the UK are found in the Scottish Highlands. However, whether you are into mountain or road bikes, you will find a suitable trail in the Highlands no matter what your cycling skills are.

A classic route for the more adventurous cyclists is the 90 mile circuit across the famous Bealach na Ba. The Bealach Mor is considered one of the toughest in the country and hits heights of more than 2000 feet, giving cyclists the opportunity to witness incredible views, including those of Skye, Raasay, Loch Kishorn, Glencarron, Lochcarron and Applecross.


There is no place better to breathe in the crisp fresh air than the Scottish Highlands. With hundreds of miles of beautiful undisturbed countryside it is incredibly easy to see why the area attracts thousands of walkers every year. The changing seasons make the scenery forever beautiful, whether it is witnessing the turning of green to gold, snow-capped mountains or crystal blue lochs alive with summer wildlife and plants.

There are plenty of day or half day walks on the estate. Munro Baggers will enjoy 'bagging' the four peaks on the estate. For the uninitiated, a 'munro' is a Scottish mountain over 3000 feet. There are some 250 in Scotland and climbing or 'bagging' them all is an increasingly popular pastime.

The Glencarron Estate is a wonderful place to set off on a day's adventures, with a mix of gentle flat walks to suit the more relaxed ramblers or a series of steep hills and mountains for the serious hiker.

Further afield are other popular areas for walking in the Scottish Highlands, including Kintail, which is known for its mountain ridge walks like The Five Sisters of Kintail and the South Glen Shiel Ridge, which are particular favourites with Munro Baggers. Lochalsh, running between Loch Duich and Loch Carron, offers more varied treks with walks through picturesque villages and towns and across the beautiful Mam Rattagan.


Open throughout the year is the gorgeous 9-hole golf course at Loch Carron. Located beside the loch this small picturesque course is short but demanding and can offer something for all abilities. Lochcarron golf course has breath-taking views and wonderful scenery, so even if your skills are not up to scratch you won't be disappointed by the backdrop.

A larger and more challenging 18 hole moorland course is available at Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club.

Boat Trips

The award winning Seaprobe Atlantis sets sail from the Kyle of Lochalsh, seven days a week from Easter to October. This glass-bottom boat lets you see not only the scenery and wildlife above the water's surface but also what is hidden beneath. Lochalsh is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of the otters and seals, and if you arrive in the early summer you will see the new born pups on Seal Island. If you are lucky you may also see some of the rare whales, dolphins and sharks, which occasionally visit these waters. Another benefit of the glass-bottom boat is the opportunity to see the World War II HMS Port Napier shipwreck.


If your pastime is something a little more leisurely, why not try a spot of sailing around the Isle of Skye and the Lochalsh area. The views and scenery are incredible.

Booking & Contact

We'd be delighted to welcome you to The Glencarron Estate at any time of the year. You can book online or e-mail/phone us and we'll be happy to answer your questions.