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Scotland’s outdoor social enterprise, based in Oban, offers a great range of outdoor activities including ‘Adventure Days’ for adults and children. Canoeing, gorge scrambling, coasteering, canyoning etc.
National Cycle Network – Route 78 – Oban to Fort William
This is the Sustrans cycle track that goes through Appin.
Oban and Lorn Walks
Ideas for walks in this area and throughout the Highlands
Appin Boat Tours
Relaxing boat tours from Port Appin in a 12 seat luxury RIB to see wildlife, castles and the stunning scenery.
Our nearest ski area and downhill mountain biking, plus events and summer walking access.
White water activities near Glencoe.
Excellent guided trips and kayaking courses to suit all abilities. Closest sea kayaking to Appin.
Guided trips into the hills & mountains of Glencoe. Can cater for all levels of experience & fitness.
Walk in Scotland
Whether it be enjoying a countryside ramble or an airy coastal walk, hiking long distance treks through the glens or climbing amidst the majesty of the mountains..
Nevis Range is one of the premier tourist attractions in the Scottish Highlands, no visit is complete without a trip on Britain’s only mountain gondola system.
Whale watching, wildlife, and whirlpool boat trips
A great selection of land and water based activities just up the road in Glencoe.
Art, Craft, Design & Music
Port Appin Studio
Studio and home of Midge Gourlay, a textile artist and teacher, and Alex Gourlay, a painter and designer.
Robin Baker Architects
Robin designed the Tree House from our ideas and has designed many other interesting buildings.
Sven and his team from Norbuild supplied and crafted all the timber, and the tree, in the Tree House.
Jane advised on the interior design of the Tree House and she supplied all the curtains.
An excellent pottery only a few minutes from Appin.
Food and Drink
The Pierhouse Hotel & Restaurant
Our local very good restaurant, with a spectacular view, in Port Appin.
The Airds Hotel
We are lucky to have this hotel and restaurant in Appin which serves exceptional food.
Castle Stalker View Cafe
Excellent cafe with a panoramic view of Castle Stalker, Lismore, Loch Linnhe and the Morven hills, just along the road from Kinlochlaich.
Our closest loch-side seafood and real ale pub.
Oban Chocolate Company
Lovely seafront cafe for the best hot chocolate! Chocolates handmade on the premises.
Crafts and Things
An excellent coffee shop in Glencoe, also with a craft shop selling quality crafts and gifts.
Food from Argyll
A directory of food producers in Argyll, which includes hill bred beef, lamb and venison; fresh and smoked seafood; cheese; herbs; puddings and more.
Sustainable TourismThis is Visit Scotland’s sustainable tourism website and includes a Responsible Visitor Guide
We are listed on this website, which has many other great green travel ideas.
We are members of this sustainable green tourism certification scheme.
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. This website explains your access rights and responsibilities.
Places to Visit
Glencoe & Loch Leven is a magical place with world famous scenery, poignant history and some of the best things to see and do Scotland has to offer.
If you want information on Oban – ‘Gateway to the Isles’ – this is the site for you.
Visit Fort William
Welcome to the Fort William & Lochaber area, which forms a large part of the West Highlands of Scotland.
An independent self catering and holiday cottage review website.
An independently reviewed listing for the Tree House.
Scottish-wide Information and Directories
A website promoting the area with a directory of all kinds of attractions and businesses.
Very close to Kinlochlaich in the View & Co cafe, with LIVE nest cameras on white tailed sea eagles, barn owls and herons and mini IMAX wildlife cinema.
Lorn Natural History Group
This website has very comprehensive lists and excellent photos of the full range of plants and animals in the Lorn area ie. the north part of Argyll.
Wildlife of Argyll
Some of the best marine wildlife watching in Britain is possible from the Argyll coast and islands.
All about sea eagles. There is a webcam on Mull but you can often see them in Appin.
Guide to wildlife holidays in Scotland. Includes self catering holiday accommodation, nature reserves to visit and wildlife watching tours and trips.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Local reserve at Shian Wood. Good lists of wildlife.
Info about wildlife watching companies and comprehensive details on the whole range of wildlife species in Scotland.
Basking shark diving and wildlife excursions.