If you are coming up for a week or a long weekend there are plenty of great things to do in Ardnamurchan.
Why not check out the Resipole Studios, a unique art gallery located a stones throw from the campsite. The gallery was founded by Andrew Sinclair in 2004, when he converted the family’s old farm byre into a contemporary art venue that would provide a beacon for arts of the area. As well as exhibiting local art the gallery sells the work of artists from throughout Scotland and beyond. You couldn’t purchase art from a more idyllic setting.
Visit Ardnamurchan Distillery at Glenbeg, Scotland’s newest, greenest, most westerly mainland distillery. You can take the tour Monday-Friday and Sunday by appointment only.
Walks Close to Resipole
There are many beautiful walks on the peninsula which can be easily turned into runs. Singing Sands and Ariundle Oakwoods are great walks and have a lot of variety and stunning scenery. Singing Sands walk will take you passed the ruins of the set for Channel 4’s survival reality show Eden. For something a wee bit steeper the Silver Walk Circuit is great too and allows you to have a rummage around the ruins of the enchanted Castle Tioram. The castle can be reached by car and makes a great visit without doing the Silver Walk.
Meet Beinn Resipol’s Friends
If running up Beinn Resipol isn’t strenuous enough for you then there are many other wonderful Corbetts in the area. Garbh Bheinn is a fierce and magnificent mountain. Unlike Resipol’s gentle run in, Garbh Bheinn is pretty much straight up from the get go. Walk Highlands suggests up and down Garbh Bheinn by the same route but a wonderful circular route can be made by returning to the bealach below the summit and descending into Garbh Choire Mor and down into Coire an lubhair and following the north side of the river along a good path back to the start point. For those in search of adventure the tucked away Sgurr Dhomhnuill from Ariundle Oakwoods is a longer outing. Sgurr Dhomhuill is the biggest hill on the peninsula with great views Westwards to the small isles and Eastwards to the Nevis range and Glen Coe. Follow the A861 north beyond Acharacle towards Lochailart and you can take a crack at the Moidart Trio. Rois-Bheinn, Sgurr na Ba Glaise and An Stac all lie within a mile of each other making it practical to summit all three in one go. Further West and North from Beinn Resipol, the Moidart Trio have even more vivid views of the small isles and the Cuillin of Skye.
Go west from Resipole taking the B8007 from Salen and the landscape gets more and more rugged. In this area of unique beauty a trip to Sanna bay will definitely not disappoint. Sanna is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote beeches. Ardnamurchan Point, famed for being the most Westerly point on the British mainland, is also well worth a visit. The lighthouse on the point is open to visitors with a coffee shop, exhibition and access to the tower. En route to the point and Sanna you’ll pass through Kilchoan where you can get a ferry to Tobermory.