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ACTIVITIES

Stalking and Shooting

Scotland is one of the most visited countries in the world for stalking, shooting, and fishing. Most people come for the stags but there are also opportunities to hunt wild boar, Hares and much more. Here at Inverskilavulin we can organise an adventure of a lifetime, providing luxurious and comfortable accommodation, with exquisite food and wine, in typical Scottish tradition. Every year we host a fantastic dinner party at the main residence for our stalkers, filled with Scottish music, French-Scottish fusion cuisine, and some Scottish Dancing, featuring local music artists who play the bagpipes and fiddle live. To see photos of some of these memories, please click here or visit the gallery page.

  • The season runs from August – September

  • The owner is stalker himself and can organise stalking on various larger estates very nearby.

  • Rates vary on each estate – please enquire for more information.

  • We offer full-board luxury packages for shooting.

  • These stalking packages can also be combined with fishing and sightseeing in the Highlands.

  • We can organise transportation from various locations across Scotland.

  • Bookings are taken 1 year in advance.

  • Please click here to see some photos of previous hunting and stalking parties

    Clay Pigeon Shooting

    There are a few clay pigeon shooting locations near Inverskilavulin. Please find the links below with drive time to each location.

  • Crombie Clay Shooting - 15-minutes drive

  • The Big Shoot (Newtonmore Branch) - 45-minutes drive

  • Quad Bike Tours - 45-minutes drive
  • Walking and Running

    Scotland is home to the most spectacular walks in the world. Inverskilavulin is located in the heart of this terrain with thousands of walks at our doorstep.

  • Caledonian Canal – 5-minute drive

  • Ben Nevis and Nevis Range – 15-minute drive

  • Loch Lochy – 10-minute drive

  • The Great Glen Way – 10-minute drive

  • West Highland Way – 20-minute drive

  • Knoydart – 30-minute drive

  • Glenfinnan – 30-minute drive

  • Skye – 45-minute drive

  • Western Isles – 45-minute drive

  • Oban – 45-minute drive

  • Glencoe – 45-minute drive

  • We are always happy to help our guests plan their routes – please enquire for more information. We also suggest planning your routes online at https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/.

    Climbing

    Scotland is a climber's paradise, with the highlands as one of the top destinations all year round. There are thousands of locations for rock climbing, ice climbing, and bouldering outside and also inside for those who want some practice or lessons.

    3 main companies organise these kinds of activities in the Highland area:
  • The Three Wise Monkeys

  • Ice Factor

  • Active Highs
  • Cycling

  • There are a huge amount of cycling routes at the estate's doorstep but also in and around the Lochaber area.

  • Every year Fort William hosts one of the downhill mountain biking world cup events, usually held in June.

  • Nevis range is the place to go to practice downhill/mountain biking.

  • For a more leisurely cycle, you can go along the Caledonian canal.

  • We are happy to help you plan any cycling routes.
  • Golf

    There are several fantastic golf courses in the area. We have listed some below. The owner is also an avid golfer and is happy to advise you on the best choices for you.
  • Spean Bridge Golf Course – 15-minute drive
  • Fort William Golf Course – 15-minute drive
  • Arisaig/Traigh Golf Course – 45-minute drive
  • Fort Augustus Golf Course – 30-minute drive

  • We can provide golfing equipment for GBP 30 per day. This includes:
  • 1 golf bag with full set of woods, irons, balls, and tees
  • Gloves (medium-large sizes available)
  • Waterproof gear (large and extra large sizes available)
  • Golf shoes (sizes 42-44 available)
  • An umbrella and cap
  • Scottish Dancing

    What a better way to immerse yourself in true Scottish style than with Scottish dancing. We thoroughly recommend fitting some ceilidh dancing into your schedule.

  • There is usually an evening of Scottish Dancing at the Kilmallie Hall in Fort William on Wednesdays.
  • Please enquire before as this can change and may be for different levels or not open to the public on certain occasions.
  • It is usually suitable for all levels of ability, all ages, male or female
  • For further information Call 01397 772 286 or 01397 772 597
  • Canoeing & Kayaking

    Many people go canoeing or kayaking on the Caledonian Canal up to Loch Ness, which is a beautiful route. This is often the route of choice for Duke of Edinburgh candidates.
    If you bring your own equipment please make sure you are safe and have experience.

    Below are a couple of companies in the local area that can organise canoeing and kayaking, and rentals:


  • Great Glen Canoe Hire
  • Rock Hopper Scotland
  • White Water Rafting

    Many people come to Glenloy for great white water rafting. There are also several other locations nearby.

    The below companies organise white water rafting excursions in and around the area:

  • Vertical Descents
  • Active Highs
  • Into the Blue
  • Skiing & Snowboarding

    During the winter months, if Lochaber is fortunate enough to have good snow on the hills you can go skiing or snowboarding on Nevis Range.
    The views from the top are absolutely fantastic and there is a good variety of pistes for different level skiers.

  • Nevis Range is only a 15 mins drive from the estate.

  • Nevis Range have a webcam on their website so you can see the weather conditions up top and also give regular condition reports on their website.
  • Nevis Range have great facilities for renting ski or snowboard equipment at very reasonable prices, if you do not have your own.
  • You can also visit Glencoe Ski Resort about 1 hour away.
  • Slightly further away there is also Aviemor in the Cairngorms - about 1.5 hours from the estate.
  • They also regularly update their website with weather conditions.
  • Paragliding

    If you are a qualified paraglider there are several points from which you can fly. You must inform the relevant people and have the appropriate level of experience to fly.

    There is more detailed information in the Nevis Range website.

  • Nevis Range

  • You can also contact a local paragliding company called Beyond Extreme.
  • You can also call Mark Dann on 07703979149
  • Mushroom Picking

    The Lochaber area is home to many different varieties of mushrooms. We can give you more advice when you stay with us.
    Please do not pick mushrooms if you are not qualified – this can be fatal.
  • If you book dinner with us we sometimes use fresh mushrooms for you to taste depending on availability. They are absolutely delicious! Please enquire through our contact us page for private dinners.
  • Butterflies

    Glenloy is home to several rare and beautiful butterflies. The owner himself is an avid butterfly collector and would be happy to show you his collection from all over the world should you be interested.
    Some varieties that you can try to spot in and around the estate include:
  • The Chequered Skipper
  • The Mountain Ringlet
  • The Pearl-bordered Fritillary
  • The Lochaber Natural History Museum can provide further information.
  • Rare Flowers

    The Scottish Highlands are home to many beautiful flowers. The spring time is the best time to spot some of these varieties and requires only some short walking around the estate or along the Glen.
    Some of these flowers and plants include:
  • Heather
  • Bluebells
  • Thistles
  • Mountain Avens
  • Bog Myrtle (which is the base of a secret Scottish recipe against midges!)
  • Photography

    Scotland is a photographer's paradise. With unlimited wildlife, nature and weather that changes every 20 minutes, you can be sure to get some of your best shots up here.
  • There are some photography clubs that may offer some guided walking tours around beautiful local photography locations.

  • Please enquire at the local information centre in Fort William for further information.

  • You can call them on +44 (1397) 701801 or visit them at:

  • 15, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH

    Fishing

    The estate owner has excellent knowledge of the area and good experience fly fishing, and bird/dolphin/otter watching on the water.
  • We have a fully equipped Orkney 19 boat with a 20 HP outboard engine with shelter.
  • Outings can be organised for individuals or families:
  • Fly fishing (wild salmon & trout) on various Lochs nearby – all within 30 minutes’ drive.
  • Langoustine & mackerel fishing on Loch Linnhe.
  • Pike Fishing on Loch Arkaig.

  • Prices
  • Boating day with picnic - GBP 120 per trip. This includes:
  • Average 6-hour trip
  • Maximum 6 people including children
  • Vegetarian and vegan options on request
  • Life jackets
  • Transport
  • Full Fishing Equipment - GBP 50 per day per person. Includes:
  • Rods
  • Lines
  • Flies
  • All other necessary accessories.

  • Famous Film Locations

    There are several fantastic and famous film locations nearby the estate and across the Highland area.
  • Harry Potter has been filmed in several different locations including Glencoe, Glenfinnan, and even on the steam train!
  • James Bond Skyfall's famous scene of the house was filmed in Glen Etive, a short drive away from Glencoe in a spectacular Glen
  • Outlander