Things to Do

Walking

  • Follow the 3 mile track from Seafield - it is a circular walk the last half mile is on the road
  • Seafield Loch (Loch Buic), 1 mile. Turn left out of Seafield and take the Forest Track on the first bend - a family of beavers is resident on this loch.
  • Coille Bharr Walk & Barnluasgan Woods - start from carpark at Achnamara junction
  • Crinan Woods Walk
  • Taynish Nature Reserve and Faery Isles
  • Forest Tracks are all open to the public unless harvesting operations are taking place
  • Kilmartin Museum organises free guided walks in the Glen during the season
  • Crinan Canal

Castles & Ancient History

Castle Sween

  • Castle Sween, south of Seafield.  Park at top of road and walk through caravan park.
  • Carnasserie Castle, north of Kilmartin
  • Arichonan, ruins of crofting township - from Tayvallich Road
  • Kilmartin Glen and Museum
  • Achnabreac Rock Art Site
  • Dunadd Hill, ancient coronation site of Kings of Scotland

Eating

  • Tayvallich Inn and Tayvallich Coffee Shop
  • Crinan Hotel
  • Cairnbaan Hotel
  • Kilmartin Museum Cafe (daytime only)
  • Murray Smoked Fish, Ferguson Butchers and Cockles Delicatessan are in Lochgilphead
  • Tarbert, Anchor Hotel, Sea Bed Restaurant
  • Ardrishaig, Grey Gull Inn

Gardens

  • Crarae Gardens, near Minard
  • Arduaine Gardens, about 20 miles from Seafield heading for Oban
  • Ardkinglas, north of Inveraray at the head of Loch Fyne

Wildlife & Natural History

  • Taynish Nature Reserve, Butterflies, dragonflies, otters, woodpeckers
  • Danna Island, south of Tayvallich, joined by causeway - otters, birds
  • Shoreline - birds, otters, seals and look out for ospreys
  • Loch Coille Bharr, Site of trial re-introduction of beavers - information at Barnluasgan
  • Moine Mhor (Big Moss),  Area north of Crinan Canal - hen harriers, short eared owls
  • Everywhere - deer, badgers, otters, buzzards, pine marten, red squirrels

Fishing

  • Fyne Tackle Lochgilphead for fly fishing permits and information.
  • Seafield - permits and boat hire on 3 local lochs

Boat Trips

  • Wildlife watching and fishing trips from Crinan and Ardfern - good for golden & sea eagles & Corryvreckan whirlpool.

Islands

Oban Bay

  • Gigha from Tayinloan, small accessible Island, no need to take car. Good for cycling and gardens
  • Jura from Tayvallich, passenger ferry, can take bikes (April - September only)
  • Mull from Oban

Beaches

  • Kilmory Beach, 10 miles south of Seafield.  Park on roadside and follow track past houses to the beach.
  • Crinan Ferry, head north crossing the Crinan Canal and take first left

Distilleries

  • Campbeltown, Oban & Jura are the nearest distilleries to visit. Islay has several but is a longer journey and not always possible to do in a day.

Useful Links

Heart of Argyll, Local Information and Events

Green Day Out Listings

Scottish Beaver Trial

Kilmartin Museum

Venture West Boat Trips


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Achnamara
Lochgilphead
Argyll
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