Aside from the obvious attractions of the house and garden and surrounding Loch Etive, there is a huge range of activities in the area to suit all ages and interests:



Achnacloich offers wild brown trout fishing on a chain of three hill lochs, ideal for beginners. No charge is made for the loch fishing or the use of the estate boats. Season: April to September inclusive.

Salmon fishing on the famous River Awe is available for two rods from May to September. This must be booked in advance and costs £100 per day for the two rods. The river is 7 miles from Achnacloich (15 minutes by car).

For sea fishing in Loch Etive we recommend TFC Boats.

For more information about the fishing please contact LHH on +44 01381650172.



Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged on the estate. Beginners and experts welcome, all equipment provided. Please contact Tom Little for further details,


There are three golf courses within ten miles of Achnacloich: ObanTaynuilt, and Dalmally. All are open to visitors. We recommend the course in Oban.

For those wishing to travel further, the spectacular Woodlands course at Glencoe is 45 minutes to the north of Achnacloich, while the world famous Loch Lomond course is an hour away, towards Glasgow.

Hill Walking

There are 4 Munros within 10 miles of Achnacloich, and Ben Nevis and Glencoe are less than an hour away. Ben Cruachan is the most accessible and presents a very rewarding 4-6 hour walk.

Visit the Walk Highlands website for more information.

Loch Etive

Achnacloich estate runs for several miles along the shore of this beautiful sea-loch. A boat and boathouse are provided, giving wonderful opportunities for picnics, fishing and access to the historic Abbot’s Isle. The loch is fully tidal and extends inland for a further 17 miles. For sea fishing in Loch Etive we recommend TFC Boats.

Sailing & Boat Trips

Oban (6 miles from Achnacloich) has a vibrant sailing community, and is the home of West Highland Yachting Week in July/August each year. There are also many boat trips available for expeditions to the Inner Hebrides: Mull, Islay, Jura, Coll and others are easily accessible in a day trip with the excellent Coastal Connections. Separate expeditions for whale-watching, sea eagles etc can be arranged.

Seafood & Restaurants

Oban is renowned as the Seafood Capital of Scotland. Alongside the restaurants there is a superb fishmonger, D Watt & Sons, officially Oban's oldest family business, which sits on the Railway Pier. Our favourite restaurant in the area is The Pierhouse at Appin, a 30-minute drive from Achnacloich.

For Children

The beach at Tralee (3 miles) is unspoilt and good for children. The walk up Ben Lora starting at Benderloch (15 minutes from Achnacloich) is very accessible and provides spectacular views. Atlantis Leisure in Oban has a swimming pool and children’s play area.