Useful Links

Outdoor Activities & Pursuits

Absolute Escapes

If you need any assistance in planning your walk along the West Highland Way or a tour around Scotland then these are the folk to talk to.

Adele Pennington Mountaineering

Private Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor, Guiding Expedition Advisor / Leader – for the UK and Abroad.

Nevis Range Skiing

The Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Oban to Fort William Sustrans Cycle Path

Soon to be completed a 32 mile cycle path along the disused railway between Ballachulish and Oban.  For more details go to our Bike Rides page.

Glencoe Walks

An excellent resource for walks in the Highlands including walks in and around Ballachulish, Glencoe and Kinlochleven.

Dive Scotland

There are a few diving areas close to Fern Villa.

Mountain Circles Mountaineering and Climbing

Mountain Circles is based in the Lake District, Cumbria, a brilliant location for all adventures and the perfect springboard for all mountaineering aspirations.

They offer a range of adventure services, mountaineering and climbing instruction and guiding in both the Summer and Winter is their specialist area, and welcome everyone from total beginners to advanced climbers and will help advise the best course for you. The Lake District is home, but Scotland and the Isle of Skye are all regular parts of their year.

Mountain Weather Report

Check out what the weather is doing before you start your climb

Ben Nevis Weather Report

A nice visual report to show you what the weather is likely to be doing on Ben Nevis.

Avalanche Information

Daily forecasts of the avalanche, snow, and climbing conditions at 5 climbing areas of Scotland during the season.


Adelphi – A brand new distillery on the Ardnamurchan.

Ben Nevis  – Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4’406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft.

Oban  – Oban distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland – and it is physically and spiritually at the heart of Oban: the “Gateway to the Isles”

Getting Around

Alistairs Taxis

If you already know a time and destination it may be advisable to book in advance as Alistair can get very busy.

Caledonian MacBrayne

Sail to twenty-four destinations on Scotland’s west coast.


Getting around by bus.  Booking advisable.


Getting around by train

Traffic Reports

Real time and future traffic information for Scotland

Traveline Scotland

Traveline is Scotland’s national public transport information service. Timetable and journey planning information for all of Scotland.

Glenelg Ferry

Really travel over the sea to Skye on the little known Glenelg Ferry. At one time this was the ferry used to cross Loch Leven before the Ballachulish bridge was built.  Open Easter to mid-October.  No need to book.

Island and Wildlife Cruises

A little over an hour drive up to Arisaig you can catch a ferry to Eigg, Muck or Rum. You may be lucky enough to spot seals, puffins, eagles, whales and dolphins.

Motorcycle Spares and Repairs

If you need any spares, repairs, tyres etc give Stoddarts a call first.



Learn a little about the village


Learn a little about Glencoe


Discover Glencoe – learn all about the Glencoe and Loch Leven area

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National Trust for Scotland – Glencoe

Glencoe is an amazing place – internationally famous for its amazing landscape, its natural and cultural heritage. It’s a place of towering, spectacular, brooding hills, diverse and rare wildlife and of a famous yet tragic event in Scotland’s history.


Ailleas Designs

Unique and handmade earrings and pendants. Affordable art you can wear.

Alan Seymour Photography

Alan is one of our regular guests and always manages to get that extra special shot.  When you are here check out the photo of the stag in our breakfast room and the tiger in the lounge.


If you want to plan your photo shoots with the sun rising or sun setting, check out the times here.

The Selkies Haunt

Individually designed and handcrafted bronze and copper jewellery art from the banks of the enchanted Loch Ewe.


Marys Meals

An amazing Scottish charity helping feed children over 1,000,000 at school around the world.