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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.

Estate Safari & Barbecue

Those who stay in our holiday homes can enjoy a day out wiith our gamekeeper on the northside of the estate with a choice of two scenic routes across land rumoured to have been used by Bonnie Prince Charlie escaping after Culloden. Choose either the 'Paper Bothy', so called because some of the walls are papered wth old newspapers or Loch Lundie and maybe a trip out on the Loch in our boat. Both outings include transport to/from the barbeque location, a delicious barbecue (vegetarian option available), photo stops and more. Why not bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Parties of 4 or more, priced from £30 per person.


A quick phone call to the Estate Game Keeper will get you a fishing permit and some friendly advice on the best spots to try and catch brown trout on Loch OIch or Loch Lundie, where boat hire is also available. The photo shows Loch Lundie from an overlooking hilltop in spring time.

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are sometimes visible on a clear night over the winter months.

The Station Project




  Want to do something completely different? On Tuesdays during the summer you can help restore the railway at Invergarry Station which is adjacent to the western border of the Estate. Phone 01809 501441 for more information. The Project, known as the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum, has operating days on the first Sunday of the month May to September inclusive when you can get a ride on the footplate of a diesel shunter or p-way trolley, depending on what is being operated that day.


Christopher Ellice, Aberchalder & Glengarry Estates Ltd, Aberchalder Lodge, Invergarry, Scotland PH35 4HN

Email: info@aberchalderestate.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1809 501441