As the birds begin their migrations southwards and the leaves on the trees begin to shine golden, so the southward equinox marks the astronomical beginning of autumn.  Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself in the remoteness of the Morvern Peninsula on this relaxing two-night slow adventure.

The southward equinox is the moment when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, marking the beginning of autumn as the most colourful season takes hold of the landscapes across the Morvern Peninsula.  It affords us an opportunity to take time to focus in on what we have achieved in our lives and what we have yet to discover.

In order to seize this moment, three very local businesses that embody slow adventure and slow food have joined together to offer a unique chance to immerse yourself in the sights and tastes of the remote Morvern Peninsula.

Pick your own food from the Estate’s gardens; catch your own trout for dinner with the assistance of Ardtornish Estate’s ghillie; feast on gourmet food provided by the award winning Whitehouse Restaurant; sleep in a remote stone bothy overlooking the serene Loch Tearnait and be guided on a walk over the Table of Lorn and Glais Beinn by Otter Adventures.

Day 1 – Meet at Ardtornish Estate and spend a relaxing evening in the bunkhouse enjoying local produce from some of the finest suppliers.

Day 2 – Enjoy a tour of Ardtornish Estate’s produce garden and pick some slow grown food to accompany your dinner.  After this we will collect our bags and walk up a good track to Leacraithnaich Bothy – home for the second night – pausing to soak up the views along the way.

This should see us all at the bothy in time to consume a sumptuous lunch provided by the Whitehouse restaurant whilst hopefully enjoying the view across Loch Teranait.  During the afternoon we will be joined by the estate’s ghillie who will show us how to fish for trout. While this unique opportunity should provide us with the main element of our dinner, it is also a time to reflect upon our connection with the natural world and our place in it.

Eat and drink as the sun sets on summer and spend time swapping stories of adventures had or to come before soaking in the amazing views over Loch Tearnait.  As dusk encroaches we may well be lucky enough to look back over Leacraithnaich Bothy to the north and see the northern lights (aurora borealis).

Day 3 – For those that wish to stay up late or rise early, the southward equinox passes at 02:54!

Start another gourmet day in the mountains with breakfast created from locally sourced foods.  Suitably fuelled we will choose the most suitable walking route for the day based upon our experience levels, fitness and the weather conditions.

Lunch, again provided by the Whitehouse Restaurant, will be carried with us and eaten at a suitable location during the walk – perhaps on the Table of Lorn with stunning views over the Sound of Mull and back towards the mainland around Oban, before descending from Glaiss Bheinn and completing the journey.

Dates and Prices:

September 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018 (£300 per person)

  • This tour is only suitable for people aged 18 years and above who appreciate taking their time in the mountains and for whom the experience, the food, the scenery and the company are more important than reaching the summits.
  • Minimum number two (2) people and maximum eight (8) people.
  • You do not need to be exceptionally fit to join this journey – most people who regularly walk in hills will probably be fit enough already.
  • Please enquire for more details.

To enquire or book your Southward Equinox Experience, please get in touch here.