(Gaelic: Ard Ghobhar, meaning Height of the Goats)
Ardgour is often the first village people come across on their visit to the Ardnamurchan area, when arriving across the Corran Ferry past Corran Lighthouse and then on into the Peninsula.
Ardgour has a small selection of B&B and self catering, village shop and a Hotel at the top of the ferry slipway.
The main village is split between the community above the ferry at North Corran and the traditional crofting village of Clovullin. Hidden between these two settlements is some lovely walks among the woodland of Ardgour Estate.
There is an opportunity for trout fishing in the Lochans in Ardgour, permits are available at the village shop in Clovullin, Ardgour Stores 01855431227. Some of these lochans are kettle holes, created by the retreating ice during the last ice age. There are plenty of sites for sea-fishing around the area.
Outwith the main village there is lovely beach at Sallachan, with a hill-garden to visit just above the beach. There is also a great day's walk through Glen Gour behind Sallachan to Ariundle behind Strontian.
North from Ardgour along Loch Linnhe are a variety of small crofting townships heading through Treaslaig and Blaich finally on to Glenfinnan. The Crofter's at Achaphubuil have opened their woodlands up with walks looking over the loch to Fort William.
Alternatively, on your journey west why not take the detour to Kingairloch on the B8043 through the stunning Kingairloch Estate stay for B&B or eat at the Boathouse Restaurant, one of the most remote and stunning settings for a Restaurant anywhere. http://www.kingairloch.co.uk/