The remote Ardnish peninsula is largely uninhabited and lies between Lochailort and Loch nan Uamh on the West Coast immediately adjacent to the Sound of Arisaig. Not for the faint hearted, the peninsula is accessible by foot or by boat and is a mixture of habitat types, including heath, woodland, upland marsh grassland and reed beds. This is a predominately rocky and mountainous peninsula with stunning views around the central hill loch, Loch Doir a Gherrrain and the Mulloch Bhuidhe.
Guests can either opt to stay at Laggan House overnight or make the journey daily by boat. When staying on the peninsula, this romantic 3 bedroom cottage takes you back in time with its open fires, oil lamps and absolute silence.
This predominant hind forest bursts into thunderous activity during the Red Deer Rut offering challenging stalking on steep and uneven terrain and truly spectacular scenery.
Stags usually arrive in numbers from around the 20thSeptember for the Rut and remain throughout the winter before making their way back into the Summer high ground immediately overlooking the peninsula. This annual migration has gone on for centuries and the deer are the primary grazers on the peninsua which are maintained at a level to protect the ancient Oak woodland around Slochd.
Although an argo-cat is on the peninsula, the majority of the stalking is done from a boat with extraction of the animals always involving a degree of dragging which can make the whole experience a challenge from the outset for both stags and hinds.