See & Do Morar
Morar is a great place to get out and about. Stroll round the waters edge at Loch Morar. Watch the salmon leaping at the falls, whilst looking out to the captivating mountanous backdrop beyond the loch. Allowing one to almost steep back in time, relax in the fresh highland air and let your cares drift away.
The Loch offers some excellent fishing along its 18.8km length, reaching a depth of 310m it is the deepest body of freshwater in Britain and the third deepest in Europe. Loch Morar is set amongst some magnificent scenery.
The area around the loch is a walkers’ paradise. The surrounding hills, although not of the Munro or Corbett heights, offer magnificent views stretching as far as Ben Nevis in the east to the magnificent Cuillins and further to the Hebrides in the west.
Spend the day fishing on one of the most beautiful lochs on the west coast. Fishing is mainly for hard fighting wild brown trout averaging ¾ - 1 lb, although trout up to 14lb have been caught. From July onwards there is always the chance of a salmon.
For more information contact the Loch Superintendent, Viv de Fresnes, Tel: 01687 462388, Mobile: 07787 431962 or [email protected] regarding permit costs etc. Details on boat hire can be obtained from Ewen Macdonald, Tel:01687 462520, Mobile 07747 822265.
Traigh Beach and the 'White Sands of Morar' is another must see and do. Whether it be a family day on the beach or a gentle stroll in the evening light. Enjoy the majestic Island view and the clear azure waters. (always be mindful of tidal conditions and enjoy the water responsibly. see RNLI/Coastguard section)
In the village of Morar visit the cross and viewpoint which affords panoramic views of the Inner Hebrides and Loch Morar. The cross was erected in 1899 to commemorate the opening of the present church. A perfect location for those wishing to capture the sunset on camera.
Based at Glenrowan Farm on the edge of Morar, Silversands Trekking Centre offers a variety of daily activities, suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the area on horseback and ride on beaches such as Camusdarach or the Silver sands of Morar - Tel: 07789 175136.
At the western end of the loch lies an island called Eilean Ban, site of the first seminary in Scotland in which young men were educated and prepared for the priesthood. This seminary, which was razed following the Jacobite Rebellion, assured Morar and Arisaig of their importance in the Catholic Church.