Though remote, Skiary is relatively easy to reach. We are 4 hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh, and about 2 hours from Inverness and Fort William. From the end of the road at Kinloch Hourn, Skiary is reached in 35 minutes (not including photo stops!) on foot. We can usually pick up luggage in the boat from the jetty at the end of the road (as shown in the picture.)
Kinloch Hourn is most easily reached by the 22 mile single-track road from Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn. Allow about an hour from the A87 turn-off. We will meet you at Kinloch Hourn, where there is ample parking (£1 per night). For directions, click the blue marker in the map below, then click "Directions".
Fort William can be reached by train (a sleeper service runs from London). From here, we can arrange transfers with a local taxi company who will take you to Kinloch Hourn, where we will meet you with the boat.
Alternatively the train can be taken to the end of the line at Mallaig, where we can arrange a boat transfer to Skiary. This option takes you along one of Britain's most stunning sections of railway, followed by a boat journey around the tip of the Knoydart peninsula and up Loch Hourn.
The nearest bus stop is at Invergarry. We can arrange a taxi transfer from here for the last 22 miles down to Kinloch Hourn.
We also welcome guests arriving by boat, from sea kayak to yacht. For guests wishing to arrive by boat from Mallaig, Inverie, Arnisdale or Glenelg, we can arrange a local boat charter.
For more adventurous visitors, there are many possibilities for walking in to Skiary. From Mallaig (reachable by train) a passenger ferry can be taken to Inverie, followed by a footpath through Knoydart over Mam Barisdale and along the southern shore of Loch Hourn to Skiary. We can also be reached by long, wild walks from Glen Finnan or Glen Shiel, and we are on the Cape Wrath Trail.