Walk 1

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - News Special -

From Oban, fol­low the ferry signs along a sin­gle-track road to­wards Gal­lanach, where there is a car park by the slip­way. Slide the board to black to sum­mon the ferry to Ker­rera.

Pass­ing an an­chor­age used by both Norse and Scots bat­tle fleets, fol­low the teapots to the tea gar­den at Gylen. Di­vert here to the 16th-cen­tury strong­hold of the MacDougall clan, where Robert the Bruce’s fa­mous Brooch of Lorn was stolen and re­turned in 1825 by a de­scen­dant of the thief! Here you are in a ge­ol­ogy SSSI, where slate and gran­ite are all jum­bled up in vol­canic splen­dour on a raised beach plat­form boast­ing rock arches, stacks and caves. The track climbs on­wards through moor­land, giv­ing spec­tac­u­lar views of is­lands and moun­tains all around.

An eas­ily-nav­i­gated but de­cep­tively stren­u­ous walk through a dozen dif­fer­ent land­scapes steeped in his­tory. Keep an eye out for seals and Minke whales.

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