The last wilderness area 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 Knoydart Foundation is a partnership of the local community, the Highland Council, the John Muir Trust, Kilchoan Estate and the Chris Brasher Trust. It was set up to purchase the remains of the old Knoydart Estate which it achieved in 1999. In doing so, it became the guardian for over 17,000 acres of some of the wildest land in Britain. Alongside this it has responsibility for managing several properties, a bunkhouse, deer management and the supply and generation of electricity to the local community.
Since taking ownership in 1999 the Foundation has undertaken a range of projects ranging from the development of a small display area through to the refurbishment of our hydro-electric scheme, but there is much more we want to do. You can help us to achieve some of our targets by becoming a Friend of Knoydart.
To find out more please visit www.knoydart-foundation.com
The Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service offers guided walks which are designed to fit in between ferries so you can come for a day trip from Mallaig. Please contact them in advance to check before making your journey - tel: 01687 462242. The Rangers are also available for tailor-made guided walks, wildlife walks and team-building events.
The Knoydart Foundation Office and Display Room sells souvenir T-shirts, calendars, baseball caps, walks leaflets, maps and venison. Call in here for advice from the Rangers, and to find out about the next guided walk.
Knoydart Pottery and tearoom - tel: 01687 460191.
Small shop / post office - tel: 01687 462146.
The Old Forge (classed by the Guiness Book of Records as the remotest Pub in Mainland Britain) offers good food and music. Telephone: 01687 462267.
Getting to Knoydart
Knoydart Seabridge operates the main passenger ferry service between Mallaig and Inverie - tel: 01687 462916.
Bruce Watt operates a passenger service and boat trips from Mallaig to Inverie and Tarbet on the M.V. Western Isles - tel: 01687 462320.
Private boat hire is available from Mallaig to Inverie:
Iain Wilson ('Calanna') - tel: 01687 462844
Bob Wright ('Knoydart') - tel: 01687 460129
Mark Woombs ('Sea Knoydart') - tel: 01687 460046
Visit the Knoydart web site for a full list of Accommodation
Accommodation in Knoydart: