Art and Photography
A charcoal sketch of an old ruined croft on the estate, one of many potential spots to while away an afternoon sketching or painting.
The opportunities for the photographer are immense, from breathtaking scenery to, with a bit of patience, wildlife close ups. The lack of reflected light, makes clear nights excellent for photographing the night sky. For the moving picture enthusiast, the camcorder can focus on boats sailing Loch Oich, deer grazing in the hills or just the family enjoying themselves.
The Estate abounds with tracks just waiting to be walked, some more strenuous than others. Roaming further afield, the Forestry Commission has a lage number of graded routes. Leaflets can be obtained from the Forestry Commission Offices, Fort Augustus,
National cycle route 78 crosses the estate from east to west, largely along the old railway line, offering connections to Inverness, Fort Augustus and Fort William. At the western end of the estate the route runs through the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum where there is always something to photograph and opertaing days are held during the summer.
Cycles can be hired locally from Girvan's Store, Fort Augustus
Bring a canoe with you and enjoy the Great Glen Canoe trail. The Estate can offer private access to Loch Oich. Please note that the water on Loch Ness and Loch Lochy can get very rough in be bad weather. Loch Oich tends to be more sheltered.