Things to do

How you spend your time at Skiary is entirely up to you.


Skiary is a hidden nature paradise where you can relax and re-charge. It’s the perfect place to sit and read that classic novel you’ve always wanted to, finish that sewing project you started, hone your landscape photography skills or gather mussels off the shore. You’re welcome to do as much or as little as you like. It’s your call.


Loch Hourn and the beautiful wilderness of Knoydart, the Rough Bounds and the South Shiel Ridge provide ample opportunities for exciting outdoor activities, and we will show you the best the area has to offer.

Low level walks

Skiary is situated close to the start of the Kinloch Hourn to Barisdale footpath. This stunning path is a part of the Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William to Cape Wrath, and the walk to Barisdale makes a fantastic day out.

There are numerous other possibilities for easy walks along the stalkers' tracks from Kinloch Hourn and up the glens.

Hill Walking

Some of Scotland's wildest and most remote hills are within reach of Skiary, including the Knoydart munros of Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe.

Wild Swimming

Skiary has its own burn with deep plunge pools perfect for a dip on a hot summmer's day. Swimming and snorkelling in the Loch is also highly recommended.


During the summer season we often take guests fishing for mackarel on the loch, as well as to put langoustine pots down.

For a bigger challenge, sea trout, ray and pollock can be caught in the loch.

We can also arrange for a local fishing guide to take you further afield and show you the best places for river, freshwater loch and sea fishing.