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  • Andy Craven Outdoors and Training

    Local wildlife activities with adventure attitude We offer outdoor adventure activities in and around mid-Argyll. Whether visiting as a tourist, local individual or family we can introduce you to a variety of activities and mini-adventures while exploring the beauty of the local area. Andy has over 30 years of experience Read more [...]

  • Ardfern & Tarbert Yacht Chandlery

    At both our Ardfern and our Tarbert Yacht Chandlery, we stock a full range of marine products for every boating eventuality including, Raymarine, Garmin and Icom electronics, BETA and BUKH engine parts, Profurl reefing systems, dinghies and ribs as well as lifejackets, flares, books, charts, paints, ropes and anchors. Meanwhile, Read more [...]

  • Ardfern Yacht Centre

    Ardfern Yacht Centre is located at the head of Loch Craignish, one of Scotland’s most beautiful and sheltered sea lochs. Fully serviced pontoon berths and swinging moorings are available, with full workshop facilities and a boat brokerage service. Comprehensively stocked chandleries at Ardfern and Tarbert, offer a full range of Read more [...]

  • Argyll & Bute’s Core Paths

    Argyll & Bute’s Core Paths are an important asset, and offer miles of trail fro the dedicated rambler. Explore Argyll & Bute’s Long Distance Routes > Walk over 200 miles of Scotland’s Great Trails in Argyll & Bute. Cycle 180 miles of the National Cycle Network which links communities across Read more [...]

  • Beaches on the Kilberry Road

    Thirty miles of scenic single track road hug the coast on the Knapdale peninsula between Tarbert and Lochgilphead where you’ll find deserted beaches, hidden coves and a fascinating array of wildlife. If you’re feeling energetic, the B8024 is a challenging cycle route (SUSTRANS RN 78) but your effort will be Read more [...]

  • Blarbuie Woodlands

    Beautiful, inspiring, tranquil, healing and accessible woods in the heart of Argyll. The woodlands form part of the sanctuary of Lochgilphead’s Argyll and Bute Hospital. Restored in 2007 there are all-abilities access paths, sculptures and artworks. The woods are open to all and feature a mix of native and exotic Read more [...]

  • Bluestone, Lochgilphead

    Established in 2000 – Bluestone Gift Shop offers a unique range of design led cards, gifts and jewellery. Striving to source affordable gifts with a difference and often from across the globe, Bluestone really caters for any occasion and is also the perfect shop for those looking to treat themselves. Read more [...]

  • Craignish Cruises

    WHIRLPOOLS : WHALES : WILDLIFE : We operate from Ardfern, Argyll, running daily trips to the Corryvreckan Whirlpool while taking in the abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery of the area. Skipper/wildlife guide, Lindsay Johnston first started running trips from Ardfern in 1977 so has considerable knowledge of the area, its Read more [...]

  • Craignish Walks

    There are many great walks in and around Craignish, here are just a few short ones. For a more detailed map we recommend you get a copy of OS Explorer map 358 – ´Lochgilphead and Knapdale North´. Its nearly always a good idea to wear boots or wellies and take Read more [...]

  • Crinan Canal

    Sail, walk, jog, kayak or cycle along the Crinan Canal The story of “the most beautiful shortcut in the world” began in 1771 when James Watt surveyed the district to find a course for the canal, originally planned by John Rennie. Only 9 miles in length, the Crinan Canal was Read more [...]

  • Dalriada Heritage Trail

    The Dalriada Heritage Trail was created in 2010. It links Carnasserie Castle through Kilmartin Glen and the Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve to Dunadd Fort and on through ancient Atlantic oak woodlands to the Crinan Canal and Achnabreac cup and ring marked rocks. Free video trails can be downloaded here Read more [...]

  • Dunaverty Golf Club

    Our Golf Club is situated by the village of Southend in a glorious setting on the south coast of the Kintyre peninsula. The course is a fine Par 66 18 hole natural links extending to 4,799 yards. High and low handicappers alike will enjoy its testing layout, the springy turf Read more [...]

  • Ferguson’s Butchers

    Holidays and short breaks in the Heart of Argyll would not be complete without sampling some of the great local produce on offer at the family run Ferguson’s Butchers in Lochgilphead and Hyslop’s Butchers in Tarbert. If you are self-catering near Tarbert, treat yourself to one of Richie’s steak pies Read more [...]

  • Fire Tower Mountain Bike Trail

    Mountain Biking Heaven in the Heart of Argyll The Fire Tower Trail, by Lochgilphead in the Heart of Argyll, has a little bit of something for everyone, from gentle tracks to radical free-riding. The descents are described as “awesome” and there are some challenging climbs which allow you to enjoy Read more [...]

  • Forestry Commission Scotland

    Forest Walks & Cycle Trails Discover the sights, sounds and experiences of the forests in the Heart of Argyll. From the quiet of the woods to the call of the wild, there’s something for everyone and trails to suit all fitness levels whether you’re walking or mountain biking. From Kilmichael Read more [...]

  • Gigha Golf Course

    This is a lovely little golf course offering the most wonderful panoramic views of the island and mainland. The course has three par 3’s and some testing par 4’s. You had better have your driving in good trim when playing the Gigha course, as the rough can be very unforgiving! Read more [...]

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