The famous ‘Road to the Isles’ leads from Fort William to the village of Mallaig, approximately 40 miles between the two, and runs through dramatic highland scenery and alongside the West Highland Railway passing the Caledonian Canal, and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct used in Harry Potter films.
Mallaig and Morar
Before reaching the end of the road and the end of the line in Mallaig, (where the ferry leaves for the Isle of Skye and other Hebredian islands), your journey will bring you to the tranquil village of Morar only 2 miles from Mallaig. Morar has its own train station which is on the famous West Highland Railway, voted the most picturesque railway journey in the world.
Holiday by the sea
Morar is famous for its ‘Silver Sand’ white beaches and turquoise sea, its river that flows into the ocean, its peaceful loch (the deepest freshwater lake in Europe and home to the loch monster Morag) and the amazing views. The stunning village is set on a hillside backed by mountains and overlooking a calm bay and out to sea enjoying a view west to the islands of Eigg and Rum where the sun sets behind them.
Time to explore
The area surrounding Morar offers great opportunities to explore local peaks, take wildlife walks, sea kayak around the coastline, play 9 hole golf at Traigh golf course (which overlooks the sea), take the ferry to the Isle of Skye or another Hebredian island, walk the stunning Camusdarach Beach or explore the wonderful wilderness of the Knoydart Peninsular. Knoydart is great for walking and camping and one of the remotest parts of mainland UK which is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot.
If you are considering visiting this stunning part of the West of Scotland, take a look at the newest property to Which Cottage, Cladach, which is set on a fantastic elevated location in the village of Morar. This spacious self-catering cottage in Morar is ideal for friends or a family who want to explore the area and be located on the West Coast of Scotland or near the Small Isles.