Glencalvie Estate - Estate Info

The Glencalvie estate, approached through part of the Caledonian Forest at the head of the Strathcarron, is one of the finest sporting estates in the Highlands. Extending to over 20,000 acres, the ground rises to the top of Carn Chuinneag at 2,749 ft, providing stunning views to the east and west coasts. Glencalvie is the perfect tranquil and private setting to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the very best of Highland Scotland.

Glencavie is located 1.15 hours drive north of Inverness. The closest village is at Ardgay.

Glencalvie Estate - Sport

Glencalvie offers salmon fishing on the river Carron for a maximum of 6 rods on the Glencalvie (2 rods) and Gruinards beats (4 rods). Noted pools are many and include the famous Morail, Glencalvie Falls, Glencalvie Bridge and Washer Woman pools. The river has an excellent Spring run and the Gruinards beat fishes from mid-March and Glencalvie from late April. Both beats are stunningly beautiful and given water they offer some of the most productive spate river fishing in Scotland. In May 2019 over 20 springers were landed by 3 rods in just one day from the Gruinards beat. There is a mix of rocky pools and runs and glides and in certain pools the resting fish are clearly visible. It is very exciting fishing. There is an experienced ghillie available to assist on both beats and Gruinards has one of Scotland’s best fishing huts.

Please note that the Carron is a spate river, and it does require rain to fish at its best. In low water exciting loch trout fishing is also available.

Deer management is an important part of estate life and Glencalvie offers some of the finest stalking on the East coast. Parties who wish to assist with the annual cull are able to take 5-10 stags per week during August, September and October. The Estate offers both red and sika stalking and, whilst extraction is now by argo, the ground is traversed by well-maintained pony tracks. All stalking activities are directed by the highly experienced and highly knowledgeable head stalker.

Glencalvie also offers hind stalking for either one or two rifles with either lodge or cottage accommodation.

Glencalvie Estate - Equipment

When the water is up, a 14 or 15ft rod is not out of place on Gruinards. There are places you will need to cast a copper tube 30 yards. As the water drops away small double handers, switch and single handed rods are all employed.


In the spring take floating, intermediate and sinking lines. From late April full floating lines take over although it is always wise to take some sinking polyleaders.  


Spring- Black and yellow, Kylie, Ice Maiden, Monkey, Willie Gunn. Copper tubes, coneheads in a range of sizes and weights.

Summer/Autumn- Stoat, Silver stoat, Cascade, Red Ally, Kylie, Willie Gunn, Collie, small hitch tubes. Sizes 8-12.


Thigh waders. (Chest waders for warmth in the spring)

In the early months plan for cold weather and take appropriate clothing. Thermal underlayers, gloves, etc can make all the difference to the enjoyment of a week. 

From mid-June- Midge repellent/net. 


Glencalvie Estate - Accommodation

Glencalvie Lodge
The lodge, built in 1910, is located within landscaped grounds and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Glencalvie features roaring log fires, splendid public rooms and a total of 11 bedrooms including 5 double bedrooms, 4 of which have their own private bathrooms, and 3 twin bedrooms. Head housekeeper Mattie Stevenson, and her team, look after guests with great attention and good humour.

A maximum of 14 people are allowed to stay in Glencalvie at any one time and the Lodge is let on a self-catered basis.

There is overflow accommodation available in the well-appointed adjacent cottage which sleeps 4 and is available by separate arrangement.  

Diebidale Lodge
Diebidale Lodge is one of Scotland’s great wilderness properties. The property accommodates up to 10 guests. An open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room provides an informal and comfortable atmosphere.


Lettings are Sunday to Sunday

Glencalvie Estate - Location

Call our team of sporting professionals direct on +44 (0)7920 724904 or make an enquiry through our contact form.