Glenuig is a small village in Moidart of 18 households plus a few holiday homes, situated eight miles off the Road to the Isles on the road to Ardnamurchan. Glenuig Estate and local crofters farm Blackface Sheep which wander freely throughout the glen (please drive carefully!).
The main estate house Samalaman House was a Catholic Seminary until the late 19th Century, and the remains of what may have been a monk’s toilet can be seen straddling a burn nearby.
The main attractions are the beautiful family friendly Samalaman Beach, ideal for swimming, picnicking and boating; the deserted crofting township of Smirisary, a mile or so of pleasant walk from the end of the public road, with some houses now renovated as holiday homes (with no electricity or plumbing), and further on the famous white sands, another fantastic beach with great views. There are many other easy walks in the area. Wildlife abounds on land and sea and fishermen land their catches daily at the jetty.
Glenuig is renowned for its craic and the lively Glenuig Hall - www.glenuig.org.uk - is the hub of musical, cultural and social life of the area, hosting concerts, theatre and social evenings, and the Moidart History Group cabin - www.moidart.org.uk - in the grounds is open to the public in summer months. Glenuig Inn provides accommodation and sea kayaking opportunities, and there are several other holiday lets in the village.