The Mountain View Nature Reserve
Highland Titles’ second reserve, made possible by your ongoing support
Opened by Highland Titles in 2014, the reserve at Mountain View, which is also the home of Bumblebee Haven, overlooks the majestic Loch Loyne. Known to fishermen as one of the best pike lochs in the Highlands, our lairds are able to enjoy the opportunity to explore the area and fish the loch whenever they visit. Lairds, Lords and Ladies that have purchased plots in this area (anything larger than 1 sqft is a plot from Mountain View) and you may style yourself as a Laird, Lord or Lady of Lochaber, the name of the area in which Mountain View is located. All who purchase a souvenir plot from Highland Titles that is larger than 1 sqft will receive a 1 sqft plot in Glencoe Wood, so you will also be known as a Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe.
Visit Mountain View Nature Reserve
Mountain View Nature Reserve is known as the “self-guided” reserve with many trails to explore. While we invite you to visit both reserves, we like to make sure that our visitors know that the Visitor Centre is located at our Glencoe Wood location. Because of this, there is no Meet and Greet service available when coming to Mountain View.
The Mountain View Reserve is also home to many species and animals that we prefer to leave untouched as they settle into their new homes, so we do ask that you stay an acceptable distance away from any wildlife that you may come in contact with at the reserve. Both Bumblebee Haven and land gifted to Wildcat Haven are located at the Mountain View reserve.
Saying that, the area is quite easy to reach and is a great way to spend a day hiking and fishing and do encourage all to visit their plots that are found in this area.
- 1 hour from Inverness
- 50 minutes from Fort William
- 3.5 hours from Edinburgh
Activities in and around Mountain View
- Find and visit your plot
- Feel the buzz of the at least 6 species of bumblebees that inhabit the reserve
- Enjoy a picnic and try to your hand at fishing on the shores of Loch Loyne
- Stay in Lochaber or nearby Fort William – and see what the Outdoor Capital of the UK has to offer
- Take a drive to the nearby village of Fort Augustus, located at the foot of the world famous Loch Ness. Take a boat trip and perhaps get a glimpse of the mysterious Nessie!
- Visit the ruins of nearby Invergarry Castle
- Take a lovely riverside walk along the River Garry, or one of the many well marked Forestry Commission walks in the area.
Finding the reserve
Mountain View Nature Reserve
Park on the A87 on the Eastern shore of Loch Loyne
PH35 4HR (Do NOT use the postcode in a SatNav to locate the reserve. Rural postcodes in the Scottish Highlands cover several square miles and cannot be used in Sat Nav systems for precise navigation. The postcode is offered to help you get close to the reserve, but please use a map once you get close. Do NOT turn of the main A87 road, but follow it along the side of Loch Loyne until you see the car park and Nature Reserve sign on the lower (loch) side of the road.)
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Arrive by car
Mountain View is located approximately 10 miles north east of Invergarry on the A87. This would be the easiest way to travel to the reserve, as public transportation is almost non-existant in this area of the Scottish Highlands. It also allows for more exploration, as we’re sure you’ll want to pull over for pictures at least every few miles!
Arrive by rail
There are no rail stations in Invergarry, therefore the nearest stations would be in Spean Bridge (approximately 16 miles from Invergarry) and Inverness (approximately 41 miles away). Taxis are not available in these villages. Unless you have other transportation organised, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend this mode of travel to reach Lochaber.
Arrive by bus
Buses leave from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and make stops in Invergarry. Refer to Citylink to check times. Further transportation would need to be organised to reach the reserve, though.
- Glasgow (3 hours)
- Edinburgh (3 hours 25 mins)
- Inverness (1 hour 25 mins)