Inverlochy Castle Hotel is situated in Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
Take advantage of our stunning location and experience some of the following exciting activities which we can arrange for you.
Achnacarry Sporting & Country Pursuits is based on Achnacarry Estate, in the Highlands of Scotland approximately 7 miles from Spean Bridge. The Estate extends to approximately 75,000 acres and there are a wide range of activities to suit all interests and abilities, including wildlife, sightseeing & photography tours, hill walks, stalking, fishing and much more.
You will be picked up and returned to Inverlochy Castle Hotel for all tours and activities.
Fort William Golf Club is an 18 hole course measuring some 6200 yards off the white tee and 5464 yards off the yellow tee. You will not only enjoy the test of this challenging course but also experience the magic and splendour of the Lochaber scenery.
Built in 1974 at the foot of Ben Nevis the course offers a great day out for all types of golfer. In the past the course was renowned for being wet due to the Lochaber rain, but major drainage works along with new paths, bridges, tee's and many new features over the last four years makes Fort William well worth a visit, even the West Coast weather has been great over the last few years.
The 6th at Fort William is one of the finest par 3s in Scotland. Although a short hole measuring only 125 yards, it is very testing with heavy rough off the front of the tee. A 15 foot burn surrounds the green with a bunker on either side and heavy rough and trees through the back.
Canadian canoes, kayaks, sailing and windsurfing allow you to enjoy the waters of Loch Oich to its fullest. Topo Duo give you an unforgettable whitewater / kayaking experience. The thrills and spills of waterskiing, wake boarding, bumpers and bananas are only surpassed by the jetbike. For relaxation motor boat, row boats and pedalos are ideal.
If you wish to cycle gentle forest tracks and take in stunning views of beautiful mountain scenery or you want the adrenaline pumping action of the world cup downhill track it can be arranged.
For further information please visit Alpine Bikes.
Clay Pigeon shooting can be arranged within our grounds for all levels of experience. Archery, air rifle and knife and tomahawk throwing allow you to test your aim.
Try the challenge of handling a four-wheel drive vehicle over rugged terrain in the picturesque countryside of Kinlochleven with Mud Factor.
With Nevis skiing range at our door, you can take to the snowboards and ski. Instruction, hire and pass packages available.
As well as being the biggest indoor ice climbing facility in the world, it features the UK's largest articulated rock climbing wall and a competition - standard bouldering hall, making it the perfect place to practise, train and learn every conceivable mountaineering skill.
Hunting and shooting trips can be booked with Inverlochy Castle Hotel and this year's shooting dates are listed below.
Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Scotland Shooting Seasons
|Pheasant||1st October - 1st February|
|Partridge||1st September - 1st February|
|Grouse||12th August - 10th December|
|Ptarmigan||12th August - 10th December|
|Blackgame||20th August - 10th December|
|Common Snipe||12th August - 31st January|
|Woodcock||1st September - 31st January|
|Duck & Goose (Inland)||1st September - 31st January|
|Duck & Goose (Foreshore)||1st September - 20th February|
|Coot/Moorhen/Golden Plover||1st September- 31st January|
|Hare||No close season|
|Red stags||1st July -20th October|
|Red Hinds||21st October - 15th February|
|Sika Stag||1st July - 20th October|
|Sika Hinds||21st October - 15th February|
|Fallow Bucks||1st August - 30th April|
|Fallow Does||21st October - 15th February|
|Roe Bucks||1st April - 20th October|
|Roe Does||21st October - 31st March|
Achnacarry Sporting & Country Pursuits is based on Achnacarry Estate, in the Highlands of Scotland approximately 7 miles from Spean Bridge. The Estate extends to approximately 75,000 acres and there are a wide range of activities to suit all interests and abilities, including wildlife, sightseeing & photography tours, hill walks, stalking, fishing and much more. The area is steeped in history, with connections to the Clan Cameron, Bonnie Prince Charlie, The Commandos and other local interest. Guided tours are conducted by locals who have connections with the Estate going back many generations. Their experience and knowledge of the area is unsurpassed.
Achnacarry Estate is home to an abundance of wildlife including red deer. Wildlife tours will bring you close to wild deer and you may see, Highland cattle, pine martens, wild boar, foxes, otters, rare species of butterflies or many other wild animals. Tours are in small groups of up to 6 people in two 4x4 vehicles which are in radio contact with each other and we provide everyone with a loan of binoculars, enhancing the opportunities to spot more wildlife. If you want to gain a closer look, you can go on a camera stalking tour where you will be taken up the hill in an Argo, walk the ridges to find some deer, then stalk in to close range for that perfect photograph.
There are lots of birds of prey around Achnacarry including Golden Eagles, White Tailed Sea Eagles, Ospreys, and Buzzards. Several of these birds have known nesting sites. You should also see Pheasants, Black Game, Grouse or Ptarmigan within the woodland and on the open hillside. Waterfowl are also present on Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig, with Greenshank, Sandpipers and Black Throated divers.
Wildlife and photography tours take place from March to July and can be arranged for groups of up to 6 people for half or full days. We use our Argo 8 wheel drive machine, designed specifically for use on the hill and can take you up to over 2000ft where you can then go for a guided walk, take pictures or have a picnic. If you would like to go right to the top, then it is not a problem, as the vehicle will go just about anywhere! If you would like to see the magnificent views without walking up the mountains, you can get a lift in the Argo.
For more information, or to book a tour, please contact the hotel ahead of your stay with us.
Our tours are very popular and spaces can be limited and so booking well in advance is necessary to avoid any disappointment.
A Day of Castles, Lochs and Battlefields
Best known as the “Capital of the Highlands”, Inverness is surrounded by countless historical treasures that place it at the heart of Scottish history, as well as stunning landscapes.
Your days journey will take you the full length of Loch Ness, a beautiful loch shrouded in mystery, with tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses.
Cruise the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and hop ashore for a visit to explore historic Urquhart Castle and its turbulent past. Then, visit the final resting place of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army, a desolate stretch of moorland at Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite Uprising was finally crushed; and explore the impressive fortifications of Fort George, one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe.
Capture Scotland’s Stunning Landscapes
Among Scotland’s numerous photography hot-spots, Glencoe always stands out as one of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes. These rugged and remote environments are famous hunting grounds for the aspiring landscape photographer throughout the year, and we have unique locations that are especially worth digging out the wide-angle lens for.
You will spend the day with an experienced photography guide who will take you on a full day's guided experience of Glencoe. You will work in 7 different locations to get the most out of the area, and private tuition means that your guide can tailor the day to your interests.
Discover Scotland’s Most Famous Island
Explore the magnificent Isle of Skye and visit some of the stunning sites that justify Skye's status as one of the most beautiful places in the World.
Your route today will take you past the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, across to the Isle of Skye on a scenic ferry ride, and through some of Scotland’s most impressive landscaped.
Visit the Trotternish Peninsula, home to Skye's most striking scenery in the north of the island, every corner reveals a new wonder. Notable features to discover and explore include the Lealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr, and the Fairy Glen. Then you’ll have the chance to visit Dunvegan Castle.
Discover Scotland’s First National Park
Today is all about the scenery as you traverse dramatic mountain ranges, pass through Scotland's first National Park, and witness lands that have inspired, artists, poets and song writers for centuries and, more recently, film and series makers.
The Trossachs, Scotland's first national park covers 720 square miles of lochs, glens, and mountains, boasting unparalleled biodiversity. Rivers are clear, ospreys still soar above ancient deciduous trees, and squirrels are bright flashes of red, not grey.
You’ll have the chance to set sail on Loch Lomond’s shimmering waters, visit the great fortifications of Inveraray Castle, and enjoy a scenic drive up Loch Linnhe.