The Bield, Strontian
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The Area

The West Highlands of Scotland is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The scenery is breathtaking and has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Wildlife abounds in the area, including Golden Eagles, Wildcats, Red Deer and Otters, to name but a few. Pine Martens and Roe Deer are often seen in the grounds of The Bield along with a huge variety birds, many of which are remarkably tolerant of human company.

The Peninsula of Ardnamurchan (at the inward end of which is Strontian) is a beautiful, un-spoilt part of the West of Scotland. It offers splendid scenery and a choice of many attractive places to visit by car and on foot. These include, among many others, the Silver Sands of Sanna, the Lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point which is the most westerly point on the British Mainland, the old lead mines at Polloch, romantic Castle Tioram - last stronghold of Clanranald, and the incredibly beautiful area of Kingairloch.

Strontian is a picturesque and attractive village near the head of Loch Sunart - a sea loch stretching far inland. It is a particularly good centre for visitors and provides tourist information facilities, a mini supermarket and Post Office. There are also three Hotels which are open to non residents for drinks and meals.

Fort William and Ben Nevis are only 25 miles away. Oban, Mallaig, Mull and Skye are also within easy reach.

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The Bield is situated about two thirds of the way up Longrigg Road, which is the road leading up from Ardnastang