Rocking up to Rockpool House

It’s time for our regular trip to Ardnamurchan, but first we had to beat Storm Babet, which was raging down the east coast. The drive up wasn’t pleasant, but we made it ok to Jodie and Simon’s place in Inverroy for a stopover, before heading to Resipole.

Snow on the hills

The Corran Ferry has been out of action for months, so the drive to Rockpool House Apartment took 40 minutes longer, but with the advantage of travelling along one of our favourite routes from Fort Willam, via Glenfinnan and then towards Glen Uig. We stopped before reaching Acharacle to allow Alison to walk Ralf along the Princes Walk, much to his delight.

Princes Walk

The apartment is spectacular with views across Loch Sunart to Movern. Have a look here for more info: Rockpool House

Steven and Lynne are terrific hosts – the apartment has everything you could need with lots of extra touches to make your stay enjoyable. We’d have no problem recommending a stay here to anyone.

Sunshine after the rain

We’ve spent the week exploring some new places and revisiting some of our favourite parts of Ardnamurchan – here are a few photos to give a flavour of this fantastic part of the UK.

We managed to fit a meal in at the Kilcamb Lodge Hotel – the food was fine, but as we were the only dinner guests, there was a distinct lack of atmosphere.

Courtesy of Steven Marshall

On Friday, our daughter Jodie and her husband Simon, met us at Glenuig to celebrate her birthday. They’re braver than us because they went swimming in the bay – rather them than me. .

That’s it for Ardnamurchan, (hopefully the Ferry will be working again) but check back soon as we’re off to Northumberland for a week, so there’ll be another Blog of our travels.

PS Steven has his own gallery adjacent to the apartment – check out his website here:


  1. Peter Baxter

    It’s looking as glorious as it always does up there. Superb photos once again here, Martin. OK, it’s hard to take a bad photo of that landscape; but these are in the league above that. Like comparing Aldershot Town to … well … well… ‘boro? Wish I were there! Ardnamurchan I mean, not Middlesborough. Not that there’s anything wrong with Middlesborough, you understand. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Martin Bellamy

      Thanks Pete. Tbh, as you know, it’s notoriously difficult to differentiate between Ardnamurchan and Middlesbrough. 😉


  2. Forever Dormo

    I enjoyed looking through the photos and agree with Peter Baxter there are plenty of good shots to be taken in the landscape/seascapes up there in Ardnamurchan.

    Only 5 minutes ago I was talking to Mrs Dormo about the possibility of going up to the NW Highlands, specifically near Ullapool, later this month or early December (depending on appointments etc). I do hope it’s possible, though the later we go the less likely is the trip going to involve the caravan as the A9 through the Cairngorms and the road over from Dingwall to Ullapool can be “dodgy” when towing if there’s ice and snow about. There is always the Spring though…



    1. Martin Bellamy

      Go for it! We’ve got two weeks on Lewis/Harris booked for late April/early May next year. We haven’t been since 2012 so we’re really looking forward to it.


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