The History and general information about Dunan Estate

Dunan Estate Self Catering Accommodation and sporting holidaysDunan Lodge came into the McCorquodale family over 50 years ago when it was bought in 1961 by George McCorquodale, the father of the present owner Hamish McCorquodale. The lodge with its two cottages and outbuildings is located three miles east of Rannoch Station looking east down the strath. They were probably built in the middle of the nineteenth century. Originally in the fief of the "landless McGregors" who lost most of their land to the Campbells for failing to support Robert the Bruce, it was until the early twentieth century , part of the Menzies estate which stretched as far as Aberfeldy.

It was then bought by the Cobbolds who owned all the land to Kinloch Rannoch making the strath into a grouse moor. Dunan was then a fishing lodge with salmon fishing on the Gaur. The number of salmon in the river was very much reduced by the Hydro Electric which came in about 1950

Shortly after World War 2 Dunan as an estate came into its own when it was sold to John Curzon from Derbyshire who later sold it to the McCorquodale family.

The estate is about 10,000 acres in size bounded Sgor Gaihre and Carn Dearg, both munros, at the north end of the estate, the top of Corrie Eigheach on the Perthshire Inverness-shire county boundary down to the River Gaur with the railway on the western boundary. The Road to the Isles, the old Drover's Road down which the drovers took the cattle from Skye to the market in Stirling goes through the estate.

 

Views of Sgor Gaihre and Carn DeargThe estate is principally run as a deer forest with about 50 stag a year being harvested as well as hind stalking. There is also excellent trout fishing on Loch Sron Smeur which is stocked and has trout 3 to 4 kgs. There is fishing on three other lochs and large pike in the Gaur. 

There are lovely walks in the area, walking west to Glen Coe, north to Corrour and Fort William and to the south into Glen Lyon, one of Scotland most remote glens.

 

 

 

 

 

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