ACTIVITIES ON THE ESTATE

Glen Dessary is 15,000 acres of stunningly beautiful mountains, glens, rivers and lochs. It is one of the remaining true wilderness locations in the United Kingdom which we can help you explore during your visit.

Guided Hikes & Adventures

Outings can be arranged to suit every level of fitness, from gentle walks along the paths and open moors in the glen or, up to the high tops of our majestic mountains. On reaching an altitude of 2000 feet the islands of Rhum, Eigg and Skye come in to view. Higher still and North and South Uist in the outer Hebrides can be seen. Alternatively go with the guide all the way down the Slighe na h-Inca, herring pony trail, to the sea at Loch Nevis at the far west end of the estate; a place of peaceful solitude and remoteness. Days of adventure to be remembered can be arranged for all our guests.

Argocat Adventures For All Ages

Argocats are special purpose all-terrain vehicles designed for off road remote and challenging environments. Designed and made in Canada, with eight wheels their low ground pressure makes them ideally suited for both soft peatlands and also steep hill tracks. Our experienced estate guides can take parties safely on exciting adventure trips, such as the dramatic western area to experience fishing on remote lochs with picnic lunches. Alternatively guests can be taken high into the mountains to visit the ruins of Highland summer grazing pasture houses called in Gaelic ‘araidh’ or sheilings.

Guided Red Deer Photo Stalking

Red deer in the mountain environment can be difficult to spot and not easy to get within photographic range. Our experienced deer stalkers will guide you through the adventure of finding and discreetly getting to within a suitable distance to take exciting photographs whilst not disturbing the herd. There will be a rich variety of landscapes shots available, as well as wildlife. The weather patterns in this coastal and mountainous area provide an ever-changing array of different light and landscape mood shots; from narrow shafts of sunlight piercing through clouds on to summits or dark shadows over deep corries

River Fishing

Brown trout fly fishing is available free of charge for guests on our rivers. If required fly fishing instruction can be organised.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Learn a new skill or brush up an old one with instruction given either individually or in small groups. All equipment is provided together with a full safety briefing.

An Evening With World Champion Piper Stuart Liddell

Stuart is one of the world’s outstanding pipers. He has won every major award and is also the Pipe Major of Inverary and District Pipe Band; current grade one world champions for the second time; a magnificent achievement by Stuart. He has a connection with Glen Dessary Estate as a friend and guest of the owners many times and loves to be on the hill deer stalking. He has performed for audiences in the UK and internationally, particularly the USA. He is happy to provide a spellbinding evening’s recital by special arrangement for guests.

OTHER ADVENTURES TO ENJOY WHILE AT GLEN DESSARY

Experience the majestic wilderness of the Scottish Highlands

EXPLORING FURTHER

Scotland offers some of the most exhilarating and unique places on Earth, climb the highest peak in the United Kingdom, take a trip on the World famous Harry Potter Train through Glen Finnan from Fort William to Mallaig or sample some of our best whiskies at the local distilleries.

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