Guests staying in our self catering holiday cottages and houses have access to all these outdoor activities. If you’d like to visit the Estate but are not staying as a guest, please contact us for more information about gaining access onto the Estate.
Ardverikie offers photographers spectacular scenery, such as the nearby Pattack Falls, which have been featured in various films and television programmes.
Photographers have a unique opportunity to get close to the birds and wildlife which consists of red squirrels, red deer, roe deer, foxes, badgers, bats and frogs.
We also have our large herd of Red Deer which we manage on the Estate which offer great photo opportunities.
The estate is conservation conscious and encourages the wildlife in it’s natural habitat such as peat bogs, pinewoods and heather moorland.
The estate offers a variety of different walks including rock climbing and three Munroes. The Ardverikie Wall has been used by climbers training for Mount Everest. Detailed Ordinance Survey maps are in the holiday houses.
For mountaineers there is also Creag Meagaidh on the north side of Loch Laggan, and Ben Alder to the south.
The Ardverikie Wall, a 620 feet (186 metre), graded Severe – (French grade 4) wall, overlooking the Lochan na h-Earba will appeal to experienced rock climbers. More Information
Visitors to Ardverikie will have ample opportunity for bird watching. Birds found on the estate include Golden Eagle, Buzzard, various songbirds, Greylag Geese, Owls, Swans, Ospreys, Merganzer, Grouse, Partridge and Pheasant and very occasionally Capercaillie.
During the winter months – November to end of March and with prior arrangement through the estate office, tenants may go out with a stalker to feed the stags on the hill.
During the fishing season, holiday guests are welcome to fish for Brown Trout on the Lochan na h’Earba and for Brown Trout, Arctic Char, Ferox Trout and Pike on Loch Laggan.
An 11 1/4 pound Ferox Trout and a Pike of 18 1/2 pounds have been caught in the Loch Laggan.
Loch Laggan has a beautiful sandy beach – the largest natural inland beach in Europe and guests may swim in the loch. The beach is close to all the holiday houses.