You (and your dog) can enjoy many walks nearby with stunning mountain and coastal views. Beinn Mhor which sit behind us, is a walk which provides stunning views of the surrounding islands - especially Mull. There are also the Duachy standing stones, a crannog in Loch Seil and ruined crofts that hint at the rich history of the area. On the other side of Loch Seil, there are miles of forestry paths with various routes starting from a 75-90 minute loop around the hill. We suggest some walks in our information folder and a local OS map to guide you. For more ideas check out the Walk Highlands website.
Wildlife sea trips and journeys to the islands and the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool are almost a must in this area, and are available from both Seil and Oban. Sealife Adventures and Seafari run out of Seil Island, Coastal Connection runs trips out of Oban. Seafari have frequent trips out for wildlife, whale watching and also trips to Iona and Staffa. Please check websites for up to date information.
Many of the islands are accessible for a day trip and well worth a visit. Each island holds its own charm and interest. The Slate Islands of Seil, Easdale and Luing are a short drive away, Seil being accessed by the Bridge over the Atlantic and providing access to Easdale and Luing by short ferry crossing. All good for walking. The Island of Mull is a fantastic day trip, (we recommend booking your ferry). From here you can go on to visit Iona and Staffa (dog friendly trips available from Oban). It is a short foot passenger only ferry from Oban to Kerrera, a great walking island with no cars. Lismore ferries run for cars from Oban or foot passengers only from Port Appin. Another great island for walking and cycling, with very little traffic and some great views and historic sites.
There are plenty of low traffic routes in the area to enjoy the outdoors, and several of the islands are ideal for exploring by bike - bring your own or there are options for bike hire. Maps are available in the cottages for The Caledonian Way and for Oban, Kintyre and the Trossachs, giving many and varied routes for cycling. Also check out Sustrans.
Sea kayaking is a very popular pass time with stunning coastal scenery and a quiet way to view the wildlife. From Oban trips are run by Sea Kayak Oban, and from Seil Island by Sea Kayak Scotland.
There are 9 hole golf courses on Seil Island and at Taynuilt, and an 18 hole course at Glencruitten in Oban.
Both inland and sea fishing are available in the area. There are various companies offering sea fishing out of Oban. For loch fishing visit the Oban and Lorn Angling Club website. Guided fishing trips for salmon, trout, pike and more are available from Duncan (Fishinguide Scotland) who will arrange everything for you! (Booking essential.)