There are activities that can be arranged for those bringing larger groups to Drimnin Estate. From guided photography, wildlife and ecology walks to clay pigeon shooting, archery, sheep shearing demonstrations and live music. So, whether it be for a family holiday, a wedding, a rambling group or just a get-together for lifelong friends there is something for everyone. For further details please speak to the Estate at the time of booking.
Clay Pigeon Shooting and much more
Crombie Clay Shooting will bring Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifles, Archery, Crossbows, Tomahawk throwing and SlingShots into yhe stunning surroundings of Drimnin House. Their instructors have a minimum of 10 years experience in the outdoor industry and a minimum of 10 years in shooting and cater for all levels of experience from complete beginners to enthusiasts, from age 8 years and upwards . For more details of what they offer click here.
Guided Ecology Walks
Come and explore the incredible biodiversity of the Morvern peninsula, one of the most untouched habitats in Scotland. Walk through the Atlantic rain forests and native hazel woods. Learn about different plants and habitats, identify animal tracks and look for Morvern’s more elusive residents.
A little about your guide
Our guide Alasdair Firth lives here in Drimnin and is a consultant ecologist specialising in woodlands and upland habitats. He has worked in the woods and mountains of Scotland for the last 15 years, visiting most of the woods in the West Highlands. He is an experienced ornithologist and botanist and will show you the unique wildlife and plants of the Celtic Rainforest and Morvern's amazing diversity. The walk is suitable for groups of up to 10 people (morning and afternoon sessions can be run for larger groups) and last approx 3 - 3.5 hours. It will be tailored to the ability of the group, the time of year and the weather conditions.
Guided Photography Walk with local wildlife cameraman
A guided walk with the chance to pick up some tips about landscape photography and learn a little about the wildlife along the way. Jim is happy to adapt the day to suit your needs and experience, but will teach the basics of landscape photography: framing the picture, choosing a subject, understanding the basics of aperture and shutter speed etc. You do not need to have high end digital SLR camera, he will show you how to get the best out of a simple phone camera.
Starting at 10am from Drimnin House
The aim is to walk approx 2.5km, stopping frequently to photograph: Depending on the season, wildflower meadows, autumn colours in the woods, the old graveyard, panoramic views over to Mull and Ardnamurchan, the burn, and the shore. Photographing wild animals can be tricky to pin down in just one day, but there should be birds along the shore: oystercatchers, curlews and you might be lucky and see an otter or a sea eagle.
Finish approx 3pm - 4pm.
Maximum of 9 people per session
- Please bring a cameras/lenses/tripods if you have them (but not compulsory, as Jim has a few spares that can be shared).
- Waterproof clothing and sturdy boots (possibility wellingtons during wetter spells)
- Please bring a picnic lunch and drinks
- Pre-booking is essential
Please understand due to the nature of Jim's work he may be called away at a moment's notice. It is therefore possible that this walk may have to be postponed or cancelled at very short notice.
A little about your guide
Jim Manthorpe is a wildlife cameraman and writer living on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. He's a little bit obsessed with otters and eagles and drawn to the wilder parts of the world, from Lapland to Patagonia via the Himalayas.
Adventure guidebook writer for over a decade and as a ranger for seven years in Britain’s “last wilderness” Knoydart. Through all of it he has rarely been disconnected from a camera of some kind or another. He has been photographing and filming wildlife since he was eight-years-old, and now enjoys making a living filming wildlife and wild places.