Photo of St Conan's Kirk, Loch Awe, Scotland

Oban & Glen Orchy

Oban to the south is a bustling ferry town where you can take a ferry to some of the islands – Mull (from here you can visit Iona), Coll, Barra, Staffa, Treshnish Islands and Ulva. Also you can take short cruises and hopefully spot some wildlife.

The road to Oban takes you on a scenic journey along the coast, past Castle Stalker. A short detour to Cuil Bay and Port Appin are well worth your time if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet.

Travelling out of Oban on the A816 signposted Lochgilpead and onto the B844 you can visit the Island of Seil and cross the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’, a small road bridge that crosses a very narrow part of the Atlantic Ocean.

Heading home instead of turning off to the right and back over the Connel Bridge, carry straight on (A85). Look out for St Conan’s Kirk at Loch Awe and a bit further on Castle Kilchurn.

You can do a circular drive back home via Tyndrum or turn off before here and take the quieter scenic drive through Glen Orchy.  This is a quiet road, some of it single track and follows the river with some lovely waterfalls.  This route brings you back out at Bridge of Orchy where you will turn left for the drive back over Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe.