You can experience all levels of walking immediately from Tiroran house and we are happy to provide picnics so that you can leave your car behind. Alternatively you may enjoy the opportunity of staying close to home and exploring our 17.5 acres of grounds and gardens with private beach where you are likely to encounter otters, deer eagles, the resident heron or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery only possible from the private grounds of the hotel.
The Burg and Fossil Tree
The track behind Tiroran continues to the remote Ardmeanach Peninsula towards a rare and ancient fossil tree , which is over 50 million years old. Macculloch’s tree was discovered in 1819. This is a challenging walk towards the end but interesting and beautiful because it follows the shoreline – some of the most beautifulisland scenery is on this remote peninsula. The Burg farm was an experimental farm during WW2. This is a protected place and was one of the first gifts to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) by an absentee laird who briefly owned it for secret reasons.
Forest walk to the Eagle hide
There are many castles, monuments, standing stone sights, large sandy beaches, towns,villages and places to lunch or have tea, lots of interesting shops and other places of interest and intrigue, please let us know if you would like us tohelp plan your days during your stay
Climbing a Munro – Ben More is known as the ‘last Munro’ either because some think it is the easiest and therefore consider it a worthy last Munro with a celebration to follow – Ben More is the only Munro on the island and Tiroran rests in its foothills. On a clear day, you can see the mainland and Ireland.
Centrally located in the centre of the island, this walk will bring you to the remains of a WW11 dekota that crashed during the war, this is a beautiful climb and the views are stunning across the island. The walk is again in close proximity to the hotel and a short drive through the glen will bring you to the base.
Steeped in myth and magic and with great geological and topographical fascination, can be a testing scramble over muddy ground and a large boulder beach before the entrance to Abbot MacKinnon’s cave is reached. Abbot MacKinnon was reputedly concealed there in the 15th Century. Deep inside the cave lies a large, flat slab of rock, which has come to be known as ‘Fingal’s Table’ and may have been used as an altar by hermits and early followers of the Christian church. There is also the haunting tale of the piper who tried to outdo the fairies in a piping competition and walkedinto the cave along with his dog. Only the dog returned, crazed with fear and hairless. Some say the piper went right through the hill and emerged on theother side of the headland at Tiroran on Loch Scridain.
At Tiroran we have a comprehensive list of other walks that can be taken from the relatively close proximity of Tiroran House Hotel – and we have maps, guide books and advice on hand at the hotel to help you plan your walk properly.