These walks take the best part of a day but are not excesivly long. They all take 7-8 hours. We meet atthe start of the walk and if it is a one-way walk, transport will be provided back to the start. All these walks include morning and afternoon tea and a full picnic lunch.
Toad of Lorn
Although only about 8 miles long, this walk has huge archaeological and historical interest and has plenty of wildlife too.
We take in the standing stones of duachy, St Brendan’s Seat, duns, forts, castles and the abandoned village of Tigh Cuil with its house remains and main street. The final part of the walk also goes through an abandoned slate mining quarry north of the Clachan Bridge.
The flora and fauna is spectacular too, passing though birch woods, old oak glades and wild bog lands. There are opportunities to see birds of prey including the sea eagle, and out to sea on a calm day you can see schools of porpoises playing in the Sound of Mull.
This is a full day's walking covering 8 miles over rough untracked ground with some hill climbing.
This is an archaeologically rich walk with centuries of history in evidence - and to cap it all there are spectacular views to Jura, Scarba and the tidal races of Corrievreckan and Dorus Mor. Opportunities to see seabirds, seals and otters are plentiful for most of the walk.
There are many examples of cup and ring marked rocks from pre-historic times, remains of old forts and duns, a ruined chapel and sculptured stones. It’s a great place to let your imagination go back in time. On a breezy day, you can clear out the cobwebs, too!
Around 10 miles long and taking about 8 hours this is quite a long walk on mainly rough ground.
Scammadale to Loch Avich
Starting the day in the Scammadale Glen we walk alongside the River Euchar and up Loch Scammadale. The hills around the loch create quite a bowl, and this contained an arm of one of the last glaciers in Britain -the Loch Awe Glacier. At the head of the Loch, we climb the track that runs by the Allt Braglenmor which is an old drovers’ track. In the late 13th Century, the MacDougalls and the Campbells met and fought on this pass, and this battle gave names to many of the features of this walk. We also pass summer shielings where the crofters would live in the warmer months whilst their sheep and cattle grazed the uplands. Once we reach the top of the pass, we descend to Loch Avich, and the return trip to Scammadale.
This is good osprey and eagle country, and sightings are frequent.
This walk covers 8 miles over road and hill tracks. It takes around 7 hours.
This small island is close to Oban yet feels incredibly remote and is only accessible by passenger ferry. As such, the only cars on the island are very local! There are only a smattering of houses left now but it does boast its own parrot sanctuary! Our walk takes us over the south part of the island and visits some beautiful beaches and bays, including Barr-nam-boc bay, which for centuries was the most important staging post on the west coast. Drovers bringing their sheep and cattle from the islands to Oban would have crossed Kerrera as part of their jouney. At the southern coast of the island is Gylen Castle which was only lived in for a few hundred years before being ransacked and burned in 1647. Thanks to extensive work, it is now in good condition. We return to the ferry via Horseshoe Bay and the King’s Field.
As you can imagine with such a quiet island, the flora and fauna is rich and diverse.
The walk is around 8 miles on roads, tracks and off-track. It should take about 7 hours which gives lots of time to explore..
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