“Bonnie” Inverie, Also known as “Europe’s Last Wilderness” is the only village on the Knoydart peninsula with a resident population of around 100 adults. The only way to get to Knoydart is to sail or a 16 mile hike, giving it the title of one of the remotest parts of Britain. Remote it may be but Knoydart offers some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery of mainland Scotland. Munro Bagging, Hill walking, Cycling, Wild Life Watching, Knoydart has much to offer. It even boasts the “Remotest Pub In Britain” with “The Old Forge Inn”.
Refreshments are also provided from “Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom” with stunning views across the bay.
The Knoydart Foundation was established in 1997 to work on behalf of the community in taking ownership of the area of land covered by Knoydart Estate. The Knoydart peninsula, which is not connected to the mainland road network, is part of a National Scenic Area. The Foundation aims to manage the Knoydart Estate as an area of employment and settlement on the Knoydart Peninsula without detriment to its natural beauty and character and to seek and encourage the preservation of its landscape, wildlife, natural resources, culture and rural heritage.
If you would like to stay in Inverie, there are plenty of excellent accommodation providers including Self Catering, B&B and Bunk Houses details of which can be found on our Facebook Page.
Tarbet is a a tiny settlement on the South shore of Loch Nevis. Though nowadays hard to believe, this bay once bustled with fishing boats landing their catch.
As well as travelling there by ferry, it is possible to walk into Tarbet from Bracora. This is a walk that affords stunning scenery along the banks of Loch Morar- one of Europe’s deepest fresh water lochs, then up over the narrow headland, from which Tarbet derives its name, to the spectacular views of Loch Nevis. The “going up” bit can be tiring but its worth it for the spectacular views both down Loch Morar and then Loch Nevis appears suddenly before you. Allow between two and three hours for the walk.
The MV Western Isles calls in at Tarbet all year round. If you would like to do this walk and would like us to pick you up, just give us a call to confirm times and numbers.
Dogs are very welcome on board the boat but must be on a leash on the walk as this area is still working croft land.