Ardverikie offers an ideal holiday location for outdoor pursuits like fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and photography. 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.
Aberarder and Ardverikie Gardens - Open Day
Sunday 2nd June 2013
2.00pm – 5.30pm
Entry to both gardens £5.00 per person
(children under 16 free)
Ardverikie offers photographers spectacular scenery like the waterfalls, 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. The estate is conservation conscious and encourages the wildlife in it's natural habitat such as peat bogs, pinewoods and heather moorland. More photographs
Walking, Climbing and Rock Climbing
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 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
Munrobaggers and climbers will enjoy climbing Geal Charn, Creag Pitrich and Beinn a Chlachair
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.
Visitors to Ardverikie will have ample opportunity for birdwatching. Birds found on the estate are golden eagle, buzzard, songbirds, Greylag geese, owls, swans, Ospreys, Merganzer, grouse, pheasant and very occasionally Capercaillie.
Loch Laggan has a beautiful sandy beach and guests may swim in the loch. The beach is close to all the holiday houses. More photographs
During the fishing season, tenants are allowed to fish on some of the estate lochs including Loch Laggan as well as the River Pattack.
Brown trout fishing is available on Loch Laggan and a number of hill lochs. In addition Loch Laggan is renowned for its ferox trout, arctic char and large pike, which offer a sporting alternative. An 11 1/4 pound ferox trout and a pike of 18.5 pounds have been caught in the Loch Laggan. More photographs