Out and About
Nestling amongst the foothills of some of Britain’s highest mountains Tulloch has some of the best access to areas of mountain and moorland.
Tulloch makes an ideal holiday destination, whether you come for the walking, climbing, fishing, riding, quad biking, any of the other activities available locally, or simply to relax and soak up the beautiful Highland scenery and warm local hospitality.
Ben Nevis and Nevis Range
Nevis Range Ski Resort at Aonach Mor is only 10 miles away and offers all year round access by cable gondolas for skiing and snowboarding during the winter, and nature walks in the summer months.
Further details can be found on the Nevis Range website.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is Scotland’s most romantic and recognisable castle. Eilean Donan has been a fortified site for at least eight hundred years, but the present building dates largely from the early 20th century. Today’s castle, which rose from the ruins of it’s predecessor, was rebuilt between 1912 and 1932.
Spean Bridge and the Commando Memorial
Although only a small Highland village, Spean Bridge boasts its own 9 hole golf course plus a fascinating museum dedicated to the Commandos of World War II.
The famous Commando Memorial is located just one mile north of Spean Bridge and provides spectacular views over the ground where the Commandos once trained, across to Aonach Mor and Ben Nevis and beyond.
Tulloch is an ideal centre for all outdoor activities, with a further 3 golf courses within easy reach at Fort William, Traigh and Fort Augustus; learn offroading in a Landrover Defender; Pony Trekking; canoeing on the rivers Spean and Roy or fishing at various locations in the vicinity.
During the stalking season there are a number of nearby estates where stalking can be arranged:
Corrour Estate: 01397 732 200
Achnacarry Estate: 01397 702 433
Bray Roy Estate: 01397 712 210
On 19 August 1745, at the head of Loch Shiel, Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his Standard, marking the start of his campaign to restore the exiled Stuarts to the throne. From this spot, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his followers made it as far south as Derby before their eventual defeat the following year at Culloden. The National Trust Visitor centre just opposite the famous monument is the place to learn more about the Jacobites.
West Highland Railway
The West Highland Line is a single track railway that runs from Glasgow to Fort William and then on up to Mallaig. All trains stop at Tulloch Station. The train journey takes you through some of the most isolated and stunning scenery in the Highlands, and in the summertime there is a steam train running between Fort William and Mallaig. The line is ideal for day trips and hiking, and there is a convenient sleeper service that runs between London Euston and Tulloch.
You can’t help but notice that Tulloch is at the heart of the most magnificent scenary in western Europe and we recommend that you take this opportunity to get out and experience the hills first hand. If you feel the need of a guide, we can recomment Lindsay Boyd, who is the owner of a professionally run guided hill walking business which he started up in 2002. Lindsay is an experienced hill walker who organises and leads trips to the Scottish Highlands throughout the year. The hill walks Lindsay leads, can be organised to suit your requirements – whether for a day or several days. Why not see for yourself at http://www.caledoniahilltreks.com/