This place is great for hiring dinghies and canoes by the hour (complete with a fetching wetsuit). We circumnavigated the gorgeous Isles of Glencoe with a short stop off at Eilean Mude the site of a 7th century chapel and burial site for the Stuarts of Ballachulish and the MacDonalds of Glencoe.
The Pap of Glencoe stands guard at the head of the loch with the Aonach Eagach Ridge towering beyond. The unparalleled views of the mountains of Glencoe from the waters of the loch really are rather distracting – in a good way. Perhaps bring a picnic, rent canoes and stop off for a proper gawp at the views on one of the islands.
This is a tidal sea loch so care needs to be taken, however staff at the watersports centre told us to stay within sight of base so that they could keep an eye on how things were going.
The business also does yacht charters and RHA training if you want to get serious. When we were there, one of the yachts was off to St Kilda – now that would be an adventure!
Lochaber Watersports, PH4 4HL
01855 811931 http://www.lochaberwatersports.co.uk