6 Night Tour Glencoe, Arisaig, Skye and Oban

Day 1
From Four Seasons Campers (Loch Lomond Base) head north on the A82 up the west side of Loch Lomond. At Tarbet take the A83 towards Inverary and continue to Lochgilphead. Next, take the B841 towards Crinan then head south to Tayvallich.

Things to see and do:
• Stop at pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
• Visit the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
• Visit Inverary Castle
• Lunch at The George Hotel, Inverary
• Visit Crinan and watch the yachts come through the Crinan Canal
• Lunch option at Crinan Hotel overlooking Corryvrekan whirlpool
• Dinner at Tayvallich Inn – great seafood overlooking Loch Sween

Campsite: Located just south of Tarbert on the coast and recommended by Cool Camping website http://www.muasdaleholidays.com/

 

Day 2

From Tayvallich drive north again towards Crinan then take the B8025 towards Kilmartin and onto the A816 to Oban. From Oban take the A85 and go over Connel bridge onto the A828. At Appin head west to Port Appin for lunch and walk then back to A828 and onto A82 at South Ballahuish towards Glencoe.

Things to see and do:
• Visit Kilmartin Museum
• Visit Neolithic stones along Kilmartin Glen
• Watch the ferries go in and out of Oban Harbour
• Lunch at The Pierhouse Hotel at Port Appin
• Walk around the headland at Port Appin
• Dinner at Clachaig Inn (one mile from Red Squirrel Campsite Glencoe)

Campsite: Red Squirrel Campsite – Glencoe

Day 3

From Glencoe head north up the A82 towards Fort William and continue past Neptunes Staircase on the A830 towards Arisaig and Mallaig. The road runs parallel to the Jacobite Steam train railway line, made famous in Harry Potter as the route of the Hogwarts Express. Turn off the A830 at Arisaig, where there are an abundance of campsites and beautiful beaches looking towards the Inner Hebridean Islands of Eigg and Rhum

Things to see and do:
• Get last minute supplies at Green Welly Stop at Tyndrum
• Enjoy ‘healthy’ fish and chips from The Real Food Café in Tyndrum
• Stretch your legs along part of the West Highland Way at Bridge of Orchy and enjoy some great pub food at The Bridge of Orchy Hotel
• Neptunes Staircase is a series of canal locks that link the Caledonian Canal to the open sea and is well worth a visit. At this time of year you should spot some beautiful Scandinavian yachts coming through the canal on their way to the beautiful West Coast and Inner Hebrides.
• Glenfinnan Monument erected in memory of Jacobite rising and men who fought for Prince Charlie’s cause and the Glenfinnan Viaduct – a great engineering construction
• Jacobite West Highland Line made famous in the Harry Potter films by Hogwarts Express
• Stop at Loch Leven Seafood Café Stop http://www.lochlevenseafoodcafe.co.uk/ for seafood (highly recommended by other customers!) by Ballahulish Bridge for amazing oysters, scallops and langoustines

Campsite: Arisaig Sunnyside Camp Site

Day 4
From Fort William drive south towards Oban, with a detour into Port Appin for lunch then continue down to Oban. After visiting Oban head north again to the Connel Bridge and east on the A85 to Lochawe then take the A819 south to Inverary and round Loch Fyne onto the A83 over to Tarbert and Loch Lomond. Drive round the south of the Loch to one of the campsites on the east side of Loch Lomond (the one on the west side is only open to full club members).

Things to see and do:

• Visit the pretty village of Port Appin and walk round the headland then eat at The Pierhouse Restaurant for lunch
• Take the little ferry over to the island of Lismore from Port Appin
• Visit Macaigs Tower in Oban
• Visit the fairy tale castle at Inverary
• Eat at The George Hotel Inverary for lunch
• Eat at the Oaktree Inn Balamaha

Campsite: Milarrochy Bay or Cashel Campsites – Loch Lomond

Driving Time: 4 hours 30mins

Day 5

Driving Time 30 minutes from Four Seasons Campers (Loch Lomond Base)