Upcoming Events and Places to visit
Inverawe Smokery & Fisheries. Taynuilt
Inverawe has something for everyone, be it fishing, finding out how salmon is smoked, exploring the many trails and tracks, feeding the fish, trying our new play area, browsing through the shop, or enjoying our delicious food in the Smokery Café. Set at the foot of Ben Cruachan, surrounded by beech and oak woods with spectacular views over the River Awe into Glen Lonan, it is the perfect location to unwind in West Scotland. They have some lovely parks and walks and it is not unusual to spy a roe deer though the trees. Or watch the resident red squirrels busy dashing up and down tree trunks up. In spring, when all the wild azaleas and rhodethndrons are out, it’s like walking through a massive exotic garden.
Inverary Castle – Open April – 31st October
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. Wander about in the recently opened gardens or enjoy a woodland walk then finish off with a visit to the traditional tearoom. For full attraction details please visit their website…
Staffa National Nature Reserve
A beautiful island of distinctive rocks, magical caves and seabirds . This little island (0.5 miles long and 0.25 miles wide) off the west coast of Scotland looks like it may be from a different planet. Its hexagonal columns were formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions and a vast blanket of lava that spread into the Atlantic Ocean. Years of waves crashing against these columns created the magnificent Fingal’s Cave. Staffa was hardly known until 1772, when the botanist Joseph Banks highlighted the wild, natural beauty of the island. It soon became a must-see location. Famous visitors have included Queen Victoria, Lord Tennyson, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson and John Keats; all fell under the island’s spell.
Why not visit for yourself!
Glen Nat National Nature Reserve
Between Taynuilt and Kilchrenan.
Glen Nant is a special place. Amongst its lush Atlantic oakwoods you can find evidence of ancient settlements and industry, discover an array of lichens and mosses and spot impressive wood ant colonies and dancing butterflies. You can also enjoy a picnic beside a babbling burn or climb up through the glen for stunning mountain views.
Suggested Walks & Hikes
A magical atmosphere, with soaring Douglas firs, a rocky gorge, waterfalls, stunning views and a troll – More Info
This peaceful woodland near Taynuilt is ideal for a stroll, cycle or horse-ride. There are dramatic views to Ben Cruachan, Argyll’s highest mountain, from lofty picnic tables above the car park, which was once a quarry – More Info
Argyll Forest Park is a land of craggy peaks and hidden glens, peaceful sea lochs and rushing rivers. Established in 1935, it’s Britain’s oldest Forest Park – and some folk say it’s the best! The park stretches from the Holy Loch, an inlet of the Firth of Clyde, to the jagged peaks of the Arrochar Alps. It owes its rugged scenery to being at one end of the Highland Boundary Fault, the great crack in the Earth’s surface that marks the line between Lowland and Highland Scotland – More Info