Kentallen Area: Maps & Directions
The Cottage Kentallen is situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe, on the A828 between Oban and Fort William, Kentallen lies just south of Glencoe, Ballachulish and Loch Leven.
How to get here:
The route to Kentallen from the south can be around Glasgow, Loch Lomond and through Crianlarich. However, we prefer the alternative route using the M73, A80, M80, A84, A85, A82 Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. Kentallen lies about 3 miles south of Ballachulish on the Oban road.
Kentallen Area: Activities, Things to do & See
Activities to suit everyone are on our doorstep !
Fish in the sea loch, opposite the Cottage. A local fishing tackle and hardware store in Ballachulish rents out rods.
Walk the Glens, climb the Corbett's and Munro's all around us.
Golf and Segway at our local golf course The Dragon's Tooth just voted Scotland's best 9 hole 18 tee course in May 2013. www.dragonstooth.co.uk
Cycle or stroll along the new multiuser path that will eventually link Oban with Fort William.
All types of watery ventures are found at Lochaber Water Sports Centre in Ballachulish and training is available.
Brochures, guide books and maps at the Cottage are freely available to use to help plan your visits and trips.
Walks & Visits
There are many beautiful walks all around the Cottage and places to visit;
Ardsheal opposite Kentallen, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Ben Nevis, Glen Nevis, Oban, Fort William.
Walking Oban , Walking Glencoe & Kinlochleven , Walking Fort William
Duror & Kentallen Info , Glencoe Info ,
Kinlochleven has The Ice Factor, a superb indoor climbing facility including the largest indoor ice wall in Europe - www.ice-factor.co.uk
Glenfinnan, on the way to Mallaig, celebrates Bonny Prince Charlie and his journey from there to Derby in 1745 in his effort to retake the British throne.
This is where the Jacobite steam railway (The Hogwarts Express) operates its steamer to Mallaig, booking required in advance.
Jacobite Steam Train
In winter months there is Skiing on the Nevis Range (with its unique Gondola) and in Glencoe.
Loch Linnhe and beyond
The Oban Sea Life Centre and Seal Sanctuary lies just north of Oban and is worth a visit:
A ferry from Port Appin crosses to Lismore; or further afield, from Oban; to Mull to Eigg, Rum and Muck or even further to Skye. The Corran ferry will give you quicker access to the mainland West Coast and Ardnamurchan; its point being the most westerly part of Mainland Britain. - www.calmac.co.uk
Driving by or sailing up the Caledonian Canal takes you from Fort William, Fort Augustus to Loch Ness, Inverness and the Moray Firth.
Kentallen Area: Eating Out
Scotland is renowned for its excellent food especially Seafood here on the west coast.
There are Restaurants, Bars, Cafes and Tearooms to suit all tastes locally, in Fort William and Oban.
For example, to name but a few..., The Holly Tree Hotel nearby in Kentallen which has a Bar and Restaurant. The Clachaig Inn, a walkers Bar in Glencoe which regularly has live music. The Seafood Cafè on the shores of Loch Leven, Eusk and The Seafood Temple in Oban.
The list is long so it would be best to come and see for yourself.
This information of the cottage and its surroundings is written with the intention of helping you enjoy your stay in this beautiful part of western Scotland.
Panoramic shot of a view down Loch Linnhe from a hillside along from The Cottage, also Three Sisters - Glencoe and Cuil Bay in Duror...