Five suggestions for making the most of a summer holiday at Kingairloch

You probably haven’t booked a holiday to Scotland because of the weather, let’s face it if you are a sun worshiper you head for south for the summer! But, if you are seeking adventure in breathtaking scenery, there is no better place to have a summer holiday than Scotland.

Here are a five suggestions for making the most of  a summer holiday in Scotland, in particular our little piece of heaven, Kingairloch.

Kingairloch in the SummerBeautiful big skies over the Camas na Croise Bay

1. Make use of the long daylight hours

During the Summer months, sunrise is around 5am and sunset at 10pm; this gives you plenty of time to get out and explore the estate and the peninsula. Putting on your walking boots and heading out with an OS map is a lovely way to see our beautiful landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas.

Sunrise Over Loch Linnhe

Sunrise over Loch Linnhe

2. Have a picnic at the top of one of our hills

Make a plan to get to the top of one of the hills at Kingairloch, it will be worth it when you get there! It is such a thrill to be on top of the World, make the most of the longer days by also packing a picnic and enjoying the highest lunch of your holiday.

Early Sunrise View

Head out early to make the most of your day out in our hills

3. Go for a day trip to Mull

Make the most of being on the most westerly part of the British mainland and hope on the ferry at Lochaline and visit the beautiful Island of Mull. You most likely took The Corran Ferry to get to us, but why not hop on another and visit the colourful Tobermory and the white shell Calgary beach.

Calgary Beach Mull

It may not be The Caribbean, but Calgary Beach is just as beautiful

4. Sit quietly or put up a hide and watch wildlife in their habitat

In today’s world it is so easy to rush about and not see the beauty of what is right in front of you. We highly recommend just taking time to just be still and see what unfolds around you. Often you can be sitting on a big rock on the foreshore and suddenly an otter swims by or a fish leaps in the loch. It may be worth bringing a pop up hide with you if you really want to feel like you’re not intruding on the wildlife and want to get as close as possible for photographs.

Swimming otter

Just be still, you never know what or who will pop along

5. Have a chat with people who live and work at Kingairloch

Kingairloch is not only a place where people come on holiday to, but is also home to a number of families. We are all passionate about where we call home and love to talk to visitors to answer any questions they have about the estate and recommend places to see and visit.

A busy day at the office for Buttons

A familiar face at Kingairloch; Buttons is Susan’s right hand woman and loves to meet visitors to Kingairloch