Doune offers opportunities to combine mountain and sea; to walk the unfrequented places where it remains unusual to meet other people on the hill.
Knoydart is home to some of Scotland’s finest peaks. Use of our boat gives unequalled opportunities for a variety of walks from mountains tops to beautiful coastal paths and drover’s tracks.
Not many places offer such great variety, with five Munroes in easy reach alongside a range of Corbetts, Grahams, Marilyns and beaches. All are within the daytrip range of our boat, Gripper II. Walkers of all levels and abilities are catered for.
Many fine walks
We think the finest walk on Knoydart is to Ladhar Bheinn and Coire Dhorrcail, now owned and conserved by the John Muir Trust. But there are many others including Sgurr na Ciche, Meall Buidhe, and Luinne Bheinn, all Munroes (>3000ft). Or the tracks and pony paths of Mam Barisdale, Mam Li and Glen Meadail, as well as the little known track to the remains of an old mica mine, high above the shores of Loch Nevis.
Guests staying in Doune Stone Lodges can take advantage of the flexibility that using our boat Gripper gives for exploring Knoydart. No need to retrace your steps at the end of the day, just get dropped off at one end of your route and then collected from the other end when you’re finished.
We work closely with a qualified local mountain guide, Lee Anderson. Lee’s knowledge of the terrain of Knoydart is encyclopaedic and he can join you for the whole day, including any time on the boat. Further details are available at https://not-about-the-summit.business.site
Advice on clothing, footwear, routes and weather is always available, and we will help in anyway we can, but walkers are responsible for their own safety on the hill.