things to do
There are a choice of activities during your stay, although of course you may choose instead to simply relax in the Lodge house and garden, go for short walks down to the sea loch or up onto the hill to enjoy the views.
Below are some ideas for things to do during your stay on Jura from wilderness hikes to distillery visits.
Climb Jura's Paps
For the energetic! The three Paps of Jura, on the south of the Island are all just below 3,000ft. On a fine day they give the most magnificent views in all directions from the Mainland stretching up to Loch Linnhe and Glen Coe, across to Mull and south to Colonsay, Oronsay and Islay.
There are other less strenuous walks from which you will get excellent views!
There are more ideas for hiking on Jura here
Take a Boat Trip
Take trip in our boat, the Blue Marlin, down Loch Tarbert to the Atlantic (weather permitting).
If the sea is kind you can go up the wild north west coast of the Island viewing red deer, goats and seals. You'll have a good chance of spotting a Golden Eagle or even the White Tailed Sea Eagle. Craig, our Estate Stalker is also our excellent boatman and a great naturalist.
Visit Jura's distilleries
Visit the two distilleries on the Island; the home of Jura Malt in the village of Craighouse and go north to Ardlussa where there is a new distillery for Lussa Gin made in traditional ways with local herbs.
Explore the Estate
There is safe summer swimming in the bay by the Lodge. Bring your paddleboards, kayaks or canoes and your wetsuits!
Beach-combing is also a great way to explore the shore.
Bring your bicycles for exploring further afield.
The whisky island of Islay is a 5 minute ferry ride away with nine world class whisky distilleries, a woollen mill, an RSPB reserve as well as a larger Coop supermarket and other shops in Bowmore and an indoor pool and golf course.There is a ferry that runs from Islay to the Isle of Colonsay twice weekly.
Bring your camera!
The Isle of Jura is wild and rugged with dramatic skies and plenty of opportunity to see wildlife, so there are many opportunities for photography.