Activites and things to do around Tigh An Aullt


The area around Tigh An Aullt has lots of varied gradients from easy to challenging, and able to suit all levels of cyclists.

Some of our favourites are the following:

  • ‍Cycle along the opposite side of Loch Duich from Rattagan through Letterfearn to Totaig.

  • Cycle over Mam Rattagan to Glenelg. A challenging ride with dramatic views on the way up, and a thrilling ride down into Glenelg.

  • The ultimate ride is the hill road to Applecross. The Bealch Na Ba’ or The Pass of the Cattle is a very challenging ride and only suitable for the most experienced cyclists. The views from the top are some of the Highlands most breath-taking.


Sea Sports

Enjoy a day kayaking with Willie Fraser, one of the local National Trust rangers. Alternatively, the Mountain and Sea Guides ( of Applecross cater for all levels of both sea kayaking and mountaineering, from the novice to the most experienced. Sea kayaking can also be experienced in Plockton.



Fantastic walking to suit all levels of experience can be enjoyed within the local area surrounding Tigh An Aullt. The following are just a small selection of walks that have been enjoyed by past visitors:

  • Behind the cottage is the starting point for the classic ridge walk, The Five Sisters of Kintail, which includes three munros.

  • The walk from Morvich to the Falls of Glomach is well worth doing. The Falls are spectacular at any time of the year with a single drop of 370 feet.

  • Guided walks can be enjoyed with the National Trust Ranger based at Morvich, these are highly recommended, especially if you have not visited the Highlands before.

  • The longest walk starts in Morvich and goes via Glen Affric to Loch Ness. This walk is suitable for more experienced walkers due to its length.


Fishing and Whale Watching

Fishing for brown trout is available in the hills, or alternatively try the nearby River croe for salmon fishing.

 Operating from Kyle of Lochalsh is the spirit of adventure, which is a charter boat, licensed for up to 12 people. The boat has access to many fishing locations, including a world war two wreck. The Spirit of Adventure can also be booked for a dive charter.

 Whale Watching is available from the Isle of Skye, as well as in Gairloch, where the MV Kerry also provides sea fishing trips.


Pony Trekking

One of the best ways to see the Scottish Highlands is by taking advantage of the local horse riding stable yards. The Highland Pony Trekking Centre in Glenshiel is a small family run yard offering rides from May to September and customising each trek to suit a rider’s experience. The centre offers everything from a day’s pony ride into the hills, to an hour-long trek around Loch Duich.


We hope you have fallen in love with Tigh An Aullt and are now looking to book your Scottish Highland holiday in this beautiful self-catering cottage.

Booking your trip could not be easier thanks to our simple online booking calendar. Alternatively, if you have any questions or wish to speak to one of the friendly My Favourite Cottage’s team, please contact us via email or on 01271 377 432 and we will be more than happy to assist you.