Choose Your Route

There are three main routes to travel to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula by car (two involve crossing lochs, and the other is entirely by road).  Route descriptions assume that you are travel from the south, passing through Crianlarich, taking the A82 - the most direct route north-west.  If you need directions from elsewhere, just let us know.

From Crianlarich travel through lovely south Argyllshire to the village of Tyndrum, an ideal place to refuel and use the facilities.

Via Glencoe and Corran Ferry

The most direct route is to head north from Tyndrum, across the remote and wild Rannoch moor, and through the dramatic mountains of Glencoe towards Fort William.  Nine miles south of Fort William catch the Corran ferry, a short 5 minute ferry journey, crossing the narrow straits of Loch Linnhe, leave the ferry and turn left along the A861 toward Salen.  Find out the ferry times using the Corran ferry timetable.

From Salen turn left onto the B8007 and head west along the shores of Loch Sunart, which is lined by beautiful ancient oak woodlands.  After about seven miles you will pass the impressive and historic Glenborrodale Castle, the newly built Ardnamurchan Distillery and Nàdurra Visitor Centre.  The road takes you further along the coast before heading inland for a few miles past the impressive Ben Hiant.  You can then turn right towards the beaches of Kilmory, Swordle Bay and Fascadale or carry straight on down towards the pretty village of Kilchoan, and the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, the most westerly point on the British mainland.

Via Glencoe, Fort William and Glenfinnan

If you decide to visit Fort William, you may choose to take the more northerly route, heading west towards Mallaig.  This road passes through Glenfinnan, where you can visit the monument raised to mark the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, and also see the impressive railway viaduct featured in several of the Harry Potter films.  Continue north through deep glens until Lochailort where you turn left onto the A861, signposted for Salen. From here travel along the coast with spectacular views out towards the islands of Rum, Eigg, and Muck and then down towards Salen.

From Salen turn right onto the B8007 and head west along the shores of Loch Sunart, which is lined by beautiful ancient oak woodlands.  After about seven miles you will pass the impressive and historic Glenborrodale Castle, the newly built Ardnamurchan Distillery and Nàdurra Visitor Centre.  The road takes you further along the coast before heading inland for a few miles past the impressive Ben Hiant.  You can then turn right towards the beaches of Kilmory, Swordle Bay and Fascadale or carry straight on down towards the pretty village of Kilchoan, and the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, the most westerly point on the British mainland.

Via Oban and the Isle of Mull

Half a mile after Tyndrum you may choose to head west towards Oban, "Gateway to the Isles". From here you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Mull (booking is essential) on arrival turn right and drive north through Mull to the pretty town of Tobermory and catch the ferry (no booking required) to Kilchoan, western gateway to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Find out the ferry times using the Calmac ferry timetables.


Please see individual holiday home pages for local directions.


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Plan your route using AA Route planner or use the Google Map below.


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