You can enjoy moderate walks giving stunning mountain and coastal views, directly from the back of the property to Beinn Mhor (or Losgann Larnarch - the Toad of Lorn) which sits behind us, and is the site of an ancient fort. There are also the Duachy standing stones, a crannog in Loch Seil and a ruined crofting village to see, and more hill walks on the opposite side of the Loch. From the property you can also walk to the sandy bay at Barnacarry. Further afield, there are numerous walks - information available in the cottages and also see the Walk Highlands website.
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 including equipment, permits, transport, even lunch and photos of your trip! (Booking essential.)
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 (we have a bike shed) or there are plenty of options for bike hire. For instance Luing (where there is bike hire by the ferry terminal), Lismore (bikes can be hired at Port Appin for the ferry), and Oban Cycles offers bike hire not far from the ferry to Kerrera (which has no cars). 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.
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, and further South from Loch Craignish. Sealife Adventures and Seafari run out of Seil Island, Coastal Connection runs trips out of Oban. Craignish Cruises run wildlife trips out of Ardfern.
Sea kayaking is a very popular passtime 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.
Many of the islands are accessible for a day trip and well worth a visit. Each island holds its own charm and interest. Ferry services run from Appin to Lismore, Oban to Kerrera and trips out to the iconic Iona and Staffa. CalMac ferries run to the islands of Barra, Coll, Colonsay, Mull, Lismore, South Uist, Islay and Tiree.
There are 9 hole golf courses on Seil Island and at Taynuilt, and an 18 hole course at Glencruitten in Oban.