Mountains of Kintail from stalkers track in Glen Affric

Carnoch Farm Cottage: Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Out & About...

Approaching Tom a' Choinich from Gleann nam FiadhWalking & Climbing The Strathglass area is a must for walkers and climbers. For those who wish to scale the heights there are many high routes in Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar. As well as lesser tops, there is also an abundance of low level walks along rivers, lochs and forest trails for those seeking easier routes.

There are a number of waymarked routes and you will also find books, leaflets and maps available locally giving details of walks in the area. Please come prepared in terms of footwear and outdoor clothing - our weather can be very changeable.

 

Fishing on the River Glass at CarnochFishing Our boundaries stretch along approximately two miles of the River Glass, where wild brown trout and pike fishing is available free of charge for our guests. Salmon fishing can be arranged locally and further afield - Graham can also arrange for expert tuition or the services of a ghillie if required.

Mountainbiking There are literally hundreds of miles of forestry roads for mountain biking and cycling. Mountain bikes can be hired locally by the half day, day and the week. We have amplestorage space if guests prefer to bring there own. There is a custom built MTB trail in nearby Glenurquhart.

 

Pony Trekking at CougiePonytrekking Pony trekking at Cougie is a wonderful experience for riders of all abilities. Trek through parts of the Highlands not usually visited, combining stunning scenery and total isolation. Treks vary from one hour to overnight trips.

Wildlife Strathglass and the Glens are home to many birds of prey such as the Buzzard, Kestrel, Red Kite and Sparrowhawk. Visitors often see these birds during their stay with us. Occasionally you might spot Golden Eagles or perhaps an Osprey fishing in the River Glass by the farm.

There is also a thriving population of smaller birds, both resident and summer visitors to this part of the Highlands. Crested Tits and the Scottish Crossbill are well worthy of mention. At last count there were over 80 species of bird resident in the area.

It is very unlikely that you will visit us and not see red deer whether on our doorstep or perhaps slightly farther away. Glen Cannich in particular, being a little more isolated than the other glens, is an ideal place to view red deer throughout the year. We also have roe and sika deer in the immediate area.

In recent years we have seen increases in the populations of both Pine Marten and the Red Squirrel.

Other Activities There is a scenic 9 hole golf course at Aigas on the road between Carnoch Farm and Beauly. During the summer months you might also like to watch a game of Shinty. Local team Strathglass play their home matches at Cannich and there are matches most weekends during the season. Don't forget to pack your camera and binoculars to capture the scenery and view the wildlife.