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Winter walk Ben Laga

It was lovely to wake up to blue skies this morning so the two "boys" and I headed out to walk up Ben Laga, at least a bit of the way.The colours were glorious and with the first sprinkling of snow on the hills the scenery was stunning.It was just me with...

Autumn in Ardnamurchan

Now we're heading into Autumn it's time to think about winter breaks and to start making plans for getting away from the stresses and strains of Christmas.Laga Lodge is the perfect spot for a bit of well deserved R&R or a super base for an Ardnamurchan ad...

April 7 May - A successful relaunch & exciting Art Week

April 7 May - A successful relaunch & exciting Art Week

What a busy time we've had, a bit of an adventure really with two major events happening. Our first all inclusive Art Week on the Island of Carna and a refit and massive overhaul of Laurenca's engine and gear box.As always the maintenance work and repairs...

"Across the Loch" Views across Loch Sunart

One of the gorgeous paintings resulting from Barry Herniman's recent visit to the beautiful island of Carna.Barry is a well known watercolourist and tutor travelling all over the world teaching groups. We're so lucky to be having him come to run a course ...

Where are your adventures taking you this summer?

Where are your adventures taking you this summer?

Now is the time of year where all our thoughts, and google searches ;), vere towards escaping the monotony of daily life and planning the next adventure.In the press and media adventure holidays seem to have to be in foreign, far flung places where most o...

Looking forward to summer

Looking forward to summer

It's a cloudy damp day on Ardnamurchan today and instead of getting on with jobs that I should be doing I've been dreaming about those long summer days.This, of course lead to a browse through some previous footage of summer filming. I had completely forg...

View from a window

View from a window

Someone commented recently on twitter that a view from a window is like a painting. It got me thinking about how true this is, a view from a window is a peek into another world.I say to everyone (or anyone who will listen!) that I never tire of the view f...

Woodland weekend

Woodland weekend

It was lovely at the weekend to get out in the woods at Laga Bay. With the sea and sky in the back ground the winter outlines and colours can be beautiful and to spend time sitting in the woods in such beautiful surroundings indulging in a bit of watercol...

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year, wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!Wow another new year begins. It's been an exciting year here with lots of work behind the scenes with Carna Conservation Initiative . Things are moving forward but still lots of plans! If yo...

Merry Christmas 2015 everyone!

Merry Christmas 2015 everyone!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016 from Andy and I here at Ardnamurchan Charters, Laga Bay. We're looking forward to seeing lots of old friends and meeting new ones throughout the coming year. Whether you're visiting the area and hiring one of our b...

Snow on them there hills!

Snow on them there hills!

It's been a day of weather here at Laga. We, along with most of the country, have had rain, hail, snow, winds and sunshine!Even 15 miles away in Strontian the snow is much deeper but here on the lochside at laga we are protected, tucked in under Ben Laga,...

Beautiful November day

Beautiful November day

I just wanted to share a few snaps from today, it's been gorgeous here on Ardnamurchan. I sometimes think this is the nicest time of year because of the beautiful colours. These pics are just snaps taken with my Olympus so please ignore the quality! (and ...

Testimonials

Wonderful stay
We sincerely thank Andy and Alliosn for a wonderful stay and genuinely nice host. We also enjoyed their lovely boat tour of the Loch, amazing, no other words. Must see Ardnamurchan point, furthest most land to the westof Scotland. Magnificent views, crashing waves and very peaceful mountains. We plan to come again. The Laga Lodge was beautiful, warm and inviting. Everything we needed. Love S. & S. 09/20/2017 Stephen and Shanley, Melrose MA, USA

Fantastic Scenery
We stayed for a week 3rd to 10th August 2013 at Laga Bay. Apart from staying at a fabulous cottage overlooking Loch Sunart, we had a fantastic boat trip with Tom (and Dexter his black lab) from Ardnamurchan Charters. Starting at Laga Bay we went out to Cairns of Coll to see harbour porpoises, many seals, followed by 8 basking sharks, 2 Minke Whales and various birds, on the way to Muck. The weather was great and a lunch in the Cairns of Coll, with its turquoise blue clear waters and inquisitive seals was one of the highlights. Andy (Tom's dad) also took us on an interesting trip up and down the Loch including Carna. Stunning part of world and great boat trips to be had. Tony, August 2013

Wonderful day with self drive boat
We set off into Loch Sunart after very clear and helpful intructions on how to drive the boat and safety intructions to look at the wild life and fish. The 3 of us had an amazing day, saw lots of birds and caught a mackeral. The most amazing thing, which is often the case in Scotland was the light. We had 4 seasons weather, rainbows, mist and sun all giving extraordinary light and views. The trip was advertised as disabled access but so many aren't even if advertised as such, getting on with the tide in was fine then getting off at low tide day could have been tricky but the day was truely complete when they pulled the boat in by tractor and i walked off on dry land! Most wonderful people and most wonderful trip. Chris F. June 2014

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