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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | Known as the last wilderness in Great Britain, the Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Accommodation | B&B

The Gathering

The Gathering was opened in March 2004, bringing a new kind of accommodation to the remote Knoydart peninsula.
The aim is to put an emphasis on giving you all the friendliness, luxury and comforts of home, when you are indoors, leaving you free to focus on enjoying the remote wild beauty you are here to enjoy, when you are outdoors.
So far, if the comments in my visitors book are anything to go by, we're doing not too badly!
I am located a five-minute walk from Inverie's pier, with a stunning view of Loch Nevis and a backdrop of three Munros.

The Gathering was a completely new build and all my rooms are modern and furnished to the highest of standards, with underfloor heating, and private spacious en-suites. Full Scottish Breakfast is served in front of one of the most spectacular views in the area.

Rooms

Accommodation available is flexible to meet your needs and each room can sleep up to 4 in a combination of king sized beds or bunks. All the spacious rooms are tastefully furnished in a modern style but featuring traditional solid wood.
You will wake up in the morning to a stunning view over Loch Nevis - and be able to walk to your well-appointed en-suite over a heated floor! Power Showers are standard, pure bliss, after a hard day on the hills. A television is in each room with an extensive video library available. No TV reception though - you're here to get away from the so called 'real' world! A quality hairdryer (girls, you will know why this is important local knowledge) is available in each room. Useful for when you're getting ready for a 'night on the town' down at The Old Forge - where ceilidhs are a spontaneous affair.

Food

My 'soon to be famous' breakfasts will be sure to set you up for the day. A full Scottish Breakfast is served at a time to suit you - whether you're set to climb to the top of Ladhar Bheinn, or just intending to head back down to the pub! Vegetarian options (other than just cornflakes or toast!) are available and special diets can be catered for, just let me know in advance please (just remember how far from a supermarket I am!) If you just fancy something lighter a continental-style breakfast is also available.
Packed lunches, including hot drinks in a flask, are available by prior arrangement, at a small extra cost.

Evening meals can be taken locally, again just 5 minutes away in The Old Forge or the Pier House Restaurant - or even further afield at Doune Marine for the more adventurous walkers. All three feature local produce and seafood and can be heartily recommended!

Location & Access

The village of Inverie lies between hill and loch, on the southern shore of the Knoydart Peninsula. Although the peninsula is part of the Scottish mainland, it is only accessible by a seven-mile sea-loch journey - or for the more adventurous, a sixteen mile trek across the hills! Most visitors arrive on Bruce Watt's regular ferry - however, for larger groups or schedule reasons, it can prove more convienent to hire your own boat transport, which has the additional bonus of a time that suits you. You can also speak to me about arranging private boat hire. All boats leave from the fishing village of Mallaig, which is less than 50 miles west of Fort William along the famous 'Road to the Isles'.

The Gathering is an easy five minute walk from the pier and the centre of the village. Guests with baggage can be picked up in the Gathering's 4x4, so no need to worry about dragging heavy bags any distance - I know they tend to get heavier around the famous Old Forge!

Deer Stalking

Full deer-stalking packages are available which include breakfast, packed lunch and evening-meal. Your days will be spent on some of the remotest and most beautiful hillsides in the west of Scotland, in the company of professional stalkers and ghillies. A lockable gun-cupboard is provided.

Fishing

Brown Trout can be found in the hill-lochs which dot the landscape, and day-permits can be purchased for Inverie River and Loch Bhraomisaig.

Walking

Knoydart has some of the best hillwalking and mountaineering available in Britain. The peninsula is host to three Munros (hills over 3000ft), and has many secret corners to explore.

Wildlife Watching

The remoteness of the Knoydart Peninsula lends itself to an impressive range of sea and land wildlife. The Knoydart Ranger has information on bird and mammal wildlife. Marine wildlife tours can be arranged through WA Marine and Environment.

Powerboat Package

You can book a four-day package run in conjunction with Knoydart Sea School. This unique experience will give you the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Powerboat Certificate from the RYA, then take a day trip, where you take the 8m, 225hp RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) to the stunning islands of Rum or Eigg. The package includes all meals, your RYA certification, and, of course, accommodation in the comfortable surroundings of The Gathering. If you already have powerboat experience, Intermediate and Advanced courses are also available. Contact Cara for further information.

Bookings/enquiries:


Cara Gray
The Gathering
Inverie
Knoydart PH41 4PL

Tel: 01687 460051

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