Activities & Therapies

Alex’s Activities

Peat Cutting

People in the North of Scotland have burned peat for centuries. We cut peats every year – the aroma when they are burning is very evocative of the Highlands. Learn about and take part in the tradition of peat cutting and drying if you are here during April, May or June. Wear some old clothes – or we can provide some! You will enjoy some typical refreshment out on the moor, and if you have an open fire or log burner we’ll give you a few peats to take home with you – the scent of burning peats will remind you of your holiday.

Peat Cutting

Story Telling – After dinner

Alex has lived at Allt na Goibhre, Errogie, (Gaelic for “Burn of the Goats” ) since 1970. His life and work in the area has provided him with a huge knowledge of the area its people, its customs and wildlife. Sit back and enjoy tales of local history, and legends about the Loch Ness area, plus almost anything else you might want to know about the Highlands and the north of Scotland, its language, music and inhabitants.

£40 for two hours of story telling

Ghillie (Fishing tutor and guide.)

Alex has been a keen angler since the age of 6 and has been fishing locally for over 50 years.

If you would like to try your hand at fly fishing, whether you are a total beginner or an accomplished angler, Alex can provide a great day out. Instruction in fly fishing for brown trout on local lochs and streams.

Rates – £120 per party per day – Maximum 3 anglers.

Boat and tackle hire are also available

Local Running Guide

Alex won the Masters Scottish Cross country championships in February 2013 in his age category and runs almost every day on local tracks and trails on the south side of Loch Ness. Whether you are an enthusiastic jogger or a more serious runner Alex can guide you round a suitable circuit at a pace to suit you. £15.00 per hour

South Loch Ness Trail /Trail of the Seven Lochs

We can arrange to pick you up or drop you off at points along these trails.

If you have any questions, special requirements or to check availability please contact or phone us – we’ll do our very best to help you.

Janet’s Relaxing Therapies


Reiki is a deeply relaxing Japanese energy balancing method which can help to reduce stress and anxiety, boost your energy levels, and speed up the natural healing process. You do not need to remove any clothing other than shoes or outdoor clothing.

Priced at £30.00 for an hour’s session, this is a treat well worth considering.


Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is also available – a 40 minute massage of the neck, shoulders and upper back, scalp and face.

This treatment is both stimulating and relaxing, releasing a lot of the tension we hold in our neck and shoulders.£25.00

Other complementary therapies may also be available from other local therapists – please ask us for details.