What to Do..


There are boats on the Portnellan lochs and river available to use free of charge for the guests of Portnellan

Canadian Canoes.

There are Canadian Canoes on the Portnellan lochs and river available to use free of charge for the guests of Portnellan. 5 miles of loch and river game fishing. Available free of charge to the guests of Portnellan. Fishing tackle available to purchase from the visitor centre. Fishing rods available to borrow free of charge

Walking, hiking, mountaineering.

There are great walks in the area to suit every ability. Over 40 munros within a 10 mile radius.

Cycling on and off road.


Bicycles are available to hire at Portnellan and are supplied with a helmet and emergency tool kit. Bike racks are available to use free of charge. Maps and guidance available from reception.


Ben More is literally in the back garden of Portnellan and it is here where the first Geocache box was located. There are now 3 in total on Ben More itself and many more in the immediate area to be found.

Flora and Fauna.


There is an abundance that is ever changing day by day, week by week, season by season. Most of which can be seen around your lodge or cottage. Deer, Pinemarten, many birds and wild birds of prey can all be seen regularly.

Bird spotting.

From Goldfinch to Golden Eagle. Bullfinch to Buzzard, Kingfisher to Kestrel. You will not be disappointed with the show of birds on the Portnellan estate. There are bird feeders on the estate to encourage our friendly winged visitors.


Sailing, kayaking, river rafting, jet skiing/biking, water skiing, speed boat tours can all be arranged at our local watersports centre. Portnellan would be more than happy to help with reservations.

Gorge walking and canyoning.

Can all be arranged at our local outdoor adventure centre. Portnellan would be more than happy to help with reservations.


Portnellan has its own castle ruin on a small island on Loch Dochart. This can be explored and reached by a Canadian canoe. Other castles in the area include Inverary Castle, Blair Castle, Kilchurn Castle and Stirling Castle. Even Edinburgh Castle

Historical Interest.


Scotland has so much historical interest as I am sure you will be aware. In the immediate area there is the Clan MacNab burial ground, the Crannog, Moirlannich Long House, the history of St Fillan, the Holy Loch. The Breadalbane legacy


Something we do quite well in Scotland. Local distillieries include the Famous Grouse (previously known as Glen Turret. The oldest distillery in Scotland), Dewar's of Aberfeldy, Bell's, Edradour (the smallest distillery in Scotland). Ben Ne

Marine wildlife spotting.


There are many marine wildlife boat trips that are based in and around Oban which is less than 1 hours drive. These include Seafari, Coastal Connection, Wildlife Cruises, Craignish Cruises, Wild Boat Trips.


Be it 18 hole championship or testing wee 9 hole Highland golf courses there are an abundance within the area.

Arts and Crafts.

Be it galleries, artists studios, local pottery, cafe book shops, seasonal fetes and markets there are many to be found in the local area.

Highland Games.

Please view the website albagames.co.uk for a full listing of the Highland Games in our area. Killin, Aberfeldy, Oban, Taynuilt, Calander, Kenmore to name but a few

Traditional music and festivals.

From T in the Park to evening musical sessions in the local hotel and pubs. The local area is vibrant with local musicians and festivals.

Open water swimming.

I am a keen open water swimmer and always willing to spot on the boat whilst you swim Loch Luibhair on the Portnellan estate.

Running and hill running.

With being a keen triathlete there are plenty of running routes and hill runs in the immediate area. I have maps and guidance advice in recption.

Triathlon and Endurance events.

The Killin 10K, the Highland Fling run, West Highland Way marathon, 10 under the Ben, Glencoe marathon. The Craggy Triathlon, the Kindrochet Quadrathlon, the Rob Roy Challenge and the Caledonian Challenge to name but a few.

Clay pigeon shooting

Can be arranged at our local clay pigeon shooting centre, Chesthill. Portnellan would be more than happy to help with reservations.

Horse Riding.


Available at mains of Taymouth and Crieff Hydro Hotel both of which are within 35 minutes drive from Portnellan and offer riding for all standards