Landscape and Activities
Walking, pony-trekking, sailing, fishing, etc.

Shiel Lodge
Shiel Lodge Location map

Shiel Lodge
Landscape and Activities
Shiel Bridge
Glen Shiel


Above; Shiel Lodge from Shiel Bridge.
Right; The Lodge from the drive.

InformationInformation about Shiel Lodge is divided into two pages:
This page: Landscape and Activities. See also: Accommodation at Shiel Lodge.

Surrounding Landscape

This self catering house in the West Highlands of Scotland is the old sporting lodge for Glen Shiel Forest, an estate of many thousands of acres of pristine landscape, a wild paradise of heather, myrtle, orchids, red deer and eagles.

The lodge is sheltered by woodland a few hundred yards from the hamlet of Shiel Bridge off the A87 (18 miles from the Kyle of Lochalsh) and approached via the old bridge over the River Shiel. It has views of the steep-sided hills of the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Forest of Glenelg, and is well placed for access to some of the very best hillwalking in the West Highlands of Scotland. Skye, Torridon, the Glenelg Peninisula, Arnisdale, Loch Hourn, even Knoydart, are all within a days reach.


Glenshiel Forest walk. The ridge of A' Mhuing.


Pine woods next to the Lodge.


Allt Undalain a few hundred yards from the Lodge.


Allt Undalain and Sgurran t Searraich.


Yellow Flags and pines next to the Lodge.


Two of the Five Sisters of Kintail.

Some activities in the Glen Shiel, Kintail, Skye area:

Loch Duich and Shiel Lodge


The south ridge of Glen Shiel is unique in Scotland in having five Munros (hills over 3000ft) and from Shiel Lodge hillwalking is available on thousands of acres.

The Five Sisters of Kintail, the range of hills visible from the Lodge. The Glenelg Penisula.

Skye is easily accessible ( just 18 miles to the Skye bridge).

Pony Trekking

Glenshiel Trekking Centre
-situated a minutes walk away between the Lodge and the village shop. The ponies, which are Garron Highland Ponies, usually graze in the field between Shiel River and Shiel Lodge (see photograph at the top of this page) -contact Colin Campbell.


Fishing for salmon and sea Trout is available on the Glenshiel Estate and the River Shiel and on the Loch through which the river passes. Fishing may be rented with the Lodge and is available between the beginning of July and 15th October (it is best between late July and August). Up to four rods at any one time and normally restricted to fly only. Fishing by other methods may be permitted and under certain conditions and spinning is advisable in some of the more wooded pools. If the fishing has not been let by the week, to Lodge tenants or others it is possible to purchase tickets by the day. Weekly rent for the whole of the fishings is £260 inclusive of VAT.

Old Shiel Bridge


Deer stalking with Colin Campbell - normally available during September and the first two weeks of October - please enquire.

Boat Hire

Murray Morrison's Arnisdale Ferry Service. Book in advance by telephone. 01599 522 774. Versatile transport service for walkers and cyclists to Knoydart and Kinlochhourn, etc., fishing trips, scenic boat trips, wildlife spotting on Loch Hourn. Available for hire for day trips.


Sailing on Loch Duich: there is a sailing school, or bring your own boat.


The Shiel Shop - the village shop and part-time post office for maps, general provisions. Orders can be made through the proprietor and delivered to the Lodge in advance of your stay.
All day breakfast at adjacent Five Sisters Restaurant.

To enquire or to book:

Shiel Lodge

InformationInformation about Shiel Lodge is divided into two pages:
This page: Landscape and Activities. See also: Accommodation at Shiel Lodge (incl. rental prices).

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Reservations for accommodation are accepted by Strutt & Parker on behalf of the owners of Shiel Lodge.

Please contact:
Shanea Fraser, Property Assistant

Strutt & Parker
The Courier Building
9 -11 Bank Lane
Inverness, IV1 1WA
Scotland, UK

Tel: 01463 719171
Fax: 01463 719129
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1463 719171
Fax: 44 1463 719129

Map of the area:

Map of the area

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