7 Night Tour – Loch Awe, Oban, Mull, Glencoe, Loch Lomond

Day 1– Loch Awe

From Four Seasons Campers head north on the A82 to Tarbet on Loch Lomond then head west along the A83 over ‘the rest and be thankful’, through Inverary and then north on A819 to Loch Awe

Things to see and do

  • Pick up groceries at Co-op superstore in Balloch
  • Stop at pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
  • Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
  • Inverary Castle
  • George Hotel for bar food in Inverary

Time to travel

1 hour 30 mins

Day 2– Oban

From Loch Awe head back south to Inverary then west towards Lochgilphead and detour round to Crinan then head through Kilmartin Glen (home to ancient kings of Scotland) and up to Oban

Things to see and do

  • Crinan Harbour and Crinan Hotel
  • Kilmartin Glen – Standing Stones and Temple Woods
  • Caledonian Canal – walk/cycle along the canal and look at yachts passing
  • Craobh Haven Marina
  • Visit Macaigs Tower in Oban

Camping

Oban Caravan Park

Ardfern Campsite – basic campsite with toilet and kitchen and honesty box

Time to travel

2 hours 15 mins

Day 3– Mull and Iona

Take ferry from Oban to Craignure on Mull.  Head south to the south of the island

 Things to see and do:                   

  • Duart Castle
  • Visit Iona by passenger  ferry.
  • MacCullochs Fossil Tree
  • Standing stones at Loch Buie
  • Take a boat from Fionport to Staff Islands and see the spectacular Fingal’s cave

Camping

Fidden Farm, Fionnphort https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g551865-d4290774-Reviews-Fidden_Farm-Fionnphort_Isle_of_Mull_The_Hebrides_Scotland.html

Day 4

Enjoy Mull!

Things to see and do                     

  • Look out for Sea Eagles and Eagles on Mull
  • Calgary Beach in north of Mull
  • Visit Mishnish for food in Tobermory and enjoy pretty harbour village
  • Nice walks above Tobermory – loop back round – good for bikes
  • Duart Castle
  • Langamull Beach Dervaig

Camping

Aros Park in Tobermory – there are toilets and lovely showers (£2).

Day 5- Arisaig

From Tobermory take ferry over to Kilchoan and head north west to visit Sanna Bay(one of my favourite beaches in Scotland)  then head towards Acharacle, through Glen Uig and onto A830 near Lochailort and head north towards Arisaig. 

Things to see and do

  • Sanna Bay – stunning white sand beach – lovely for children to paddle in
  • The famous “Hogwarts Express” line from the Harry Potter books Jacobite Steam Train http://www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite/jacobite-steam-train-details.cfm runs from Fort William to Mallaig if you fancy a trip on a steam train or you can just watch it come in and out some of the stations along the route.
  • Beautiful white beaches with shallow clear water to paddle or swim in if brave enough!

Camping

Sunnyside Campsite

Time to travel

2 hours 45 mins

Day 6

Travelsouth to Fort William and onto the A82 then head south to Glencoe.  If you want you can travel along north side of Loch Leven to Kinlochleven and stop at the wonderful Loch Leven Seafood Café but this is a longer route and takes 3 hours from Arisaig to Glencoe going this way

Things to see and do     

  • Glenfinnan Monument
  • Neptunes Staircase at Fort William – series of canal gates and yachts
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • Loch Leven Seafood Café

Camping                             

Glencoe – Red Squirrel

Invercoe Caravan and Camping site by Loch Leven

Time to travel

1 hour 20 mins

Day 7- Loch Lomond

Take the A82 back to east side of Loch Lomond

Things to see and do

  • Falls of Falloch – waterfalls at north end of Loch Lomond
  • Take a boat around Loch Lomond
  • Visit the ‘Maid of the Loch’ an old steamboat that is based at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch
  • Climb Conich Hill at Balmaha or alternatively stop at Gartocharn and climb up Duncryne Hill for lovely views over loch Lomond – Duncryne is called ‘the dumpling’ locally and very easy for young children

Camping

Milorachy Bay

Cashel Campsite

Time to travel

2 hours

Day 8

Take the A811 from Drymen back to Balloch then A82 to Erskine Bridge then onto the M8 to Glasgow Airport

Time to travel

45 mins