Have a Deep Tissue or Relaxing Massage By prior arrangement, you can book a professional massage session in the comfort of Knoydart Hide with our experienced, qualified Sports Massage Therapist. Due to travel demands, there is a minimum booking requirement of 2 x 1hr sessions. This can be arranged at the time of booking your stay or just prior to arrival. Please email our masseuse to arrange your massage.
Self directed Stargazing We have no light pollution here on Knoydart. Stunning dark skies lit up by the most amazing show of stars. Follow the arc of the Milky Way, trace the big dipper, find the North Star and plot your way around our night sky. If you are lucky you might catch an illuminating performance of the heavenly dancers emerald and coral bursts from the Northern Lights / Aurora from our long beach on the hill line at Doune. Weather permitting, come and experience the milky way, other galaxies, nebula and star clusters just remember to bring your own telescope, binoculars or you can also observe star activity with the naked eye.
4 x 4 Tour You can arrange a private 4×4 Tour where you can learn information on the history of Knoydart, clearances, Lord Brocket and its colourful history. The tour is by 4×4 vehicle and is a great way to experience the remoter parts of the peninsula, see the ruins, old settlement at Airor, lazy beds etc and a chance to see deer and wildlife in their natural habitat. To book a tour, Your ultimate Knoydart Tour begins with private pick up from Knoydart Hide and a 2 hour Around Knoydart trip – Our knowledgeable guide will tell you all about Knoydart, it’s history and it’s present. Tours required to be booked in advance to do so please let us know in advance of arrival so we can book this for you while staying with us.
Low levels walks or climb a few Munros. Head along the shoreline before supper, beach strolls at sunrise, hill walking, hill running, deer stalking, stalking with a camera, go on a ranger guided walk, historical walks can be arranged, daytrips to the Small Isles, Isle of Skye or further afield. For excellent walks in and around the munros and some beautiful photograph opportunities and if your lucky catch the Northern Lights / Aurora on Knoydart.
Visit our resident silversmith on Knoydart. JCR Judy Ratcliffe now Bailey! has just opened a silversmith studio here on Knoydart and will design a special piece to request. She uses polished Knoydart beach sea glass, precious and semi-precious stones and deer antlers set in silver to make exquisite jewellery. Visit her studio to see her art in the making and to ask about her jewellery available for purchase here on Knoydart. Tel 01687 462676
Go dolphin, seal and minke whale watching or otter spotting. Charter a boat or book on a cruise to spend some time with our local sealife. There are private hires or daily sailings from Mallaig that will take you to areas of sightings of Minke, Porpoise, Dolphins, Seals, and occasional Orca. For an experienced guide on the waters contact Billy Simmonds of Minch Adventures
Visit a film set Charter a boat to visit Camusfearna where Ring of Bright Water originated. Take a day trip on the Jacobite steam train as featured in Harry Potter. An outing to Camusdarach where the infamous Local Hero beach scenes were filmed and the secret spots of the west coast with Billy at Minch Adventures
Hoist the main sail, set course into the sunset on a high latitude sailig yacht Selkie for the day. Selkie Adventures offers romantic full one day cruises, collection from the Hide on Knoydart and head out to the inner hebrides for the day, visit remote beaches, iconic landmarks, castles and more. Have a romantic lunch wherever you like onboard your sailing boat or on a deserted beach. 01687 462692 or 07827888321
Boat Charters What about Kinloch Castle on Rum (formerly known as the forbidden isle) where the castle has the one of only a few last working orchestrions in the world and where once stood a conservatory with cayman and hummingbirds. Visit Arisaig for a spot of kayaking or catch a fast boat ride up to Eilean Donan Castle, or Claire MacDonalds Michelin starred restaurant in Skye. Contact us direct to put you in touch with local whale watching, wildlife cruises and fast water taxis. Big Dipper (partly covered rib) for short fast day trips and Minch Adventures also fully covered cabin) do excellent private charters.
Sea Angling day trips with rods and seafood hamper (optional) in the comfort of your own private sea charter can be booked in advance of arrival on request. Minch Adventures offer experienced fishing trips for adults and children in and around Loch Nevis and the Small Isles.
Golf A challenging little 9 hole golf course overlooking the small isles, 6 miles south of mallaig; Traigh Golf Course open April to October. Club hire, day passes available 01687 450645
Stool Making Courses Knoydart Forest Trust can offer bespoke stool making courses in a day using traditional tools and harvested Knoydart wood. Take a back a special memory that you have made. For more information contact Lorna Schofield at Knoydart Forest Trust on Knoydart.