EXPLORING ARISAIG ON LEGS (WALKING)

Arisaig and the surrounding areas offers something for everyone, whatever time of year you wish to visit.

The village community welcomes tourists to local events, so please don’t be afraid to ask what is on. There are also many places of interests to visit in the surrounding areas whatever your interest.

Westerlees is well placed for a good base for a day of walking. A short walk to the silver sands in Morar Bay between Arisaig and Mallaig is worth the walk, has the beach is lovely at low tide with rocky outcrops surrounded by heather-clad hills. A walk to Camusdarach Beach is a lovely walk to explore the silvery beach at Camusdarach. The walk takes you through dunes, glowing with gorse and broom in Spring and early Summer. On this walk you will have good views of the Small Isles. Glen Beasdale offers a walk through oak wood and onto open heath following the Beadale Burn towards Bealach a Mhama. Views of the surrounding hills are worth the walk.

Enjoying a local walk, you will also have the opportunity to see the local wildlife to the area – red deer, roe deer, stoat, weasels, pine martens, numerous birds of prey with a chance to see a Sea Eagle.

A gentle stroll along the farm tracks around the Strath of Arisaig provides good views of the surrounding hills, canal and Loch nan Eala. The walk offers good views of the shoreline of a sea loch, Arsaig and the Small Isles.