McCaig's tower and Oban bay , west coast of Scotland, gateway to the isles, Seafood Capital of Scotland


Circular walk around the southern half of Kerrara. A short ferry trip from just south of Oban, the walk has fine views out to other islands and visits the remains of Gylen castle. Tea shop open during the summer.

11km/ 6.75 miles

3.5 to 4.5 hours

Kerrarra beach and island walk Lismore Ganavan

best walks


ganavan to dunstaffnage

ben lora

ben cruachan

Taking the small ferry from Port Appin, the walk explores the northern half of Lismore, including the ruins of Castle Coeffin and Tirefour Castle. Cafe and Heritage Centre at the halfway point. Also a good island for cycling.

Beautiful coastal walk with great views, this route visits Dunstaffnage Castle before returning along the same route.

Only 308 metres high but the magnificent views from its summit match those from many a Munro. The approach uses waymarked forestry walks but the section before the final ascent up to the top can be boggy.

A challenging walk, Cruachan is one of the finest Munros in the southern Highlands, its pointed peak towering above its rocky satellites giving great views. The ridge walk makes a great circuit around the Cruachan reservoir.

15km/ 9.25 miles

4 to 4.5 hours

7km/ 4.25 miles

1.5 to 2.5 hours

6km/ 3.75 miles

1.5 to 2.5 hours

14km/ 8.75 miles

7 to 9 hours

Ben Lora near Benderloch Ben Cruachan near Taynuilt

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