“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else”
If we had all the time in the world I doubt we would be able to experience everything that Scotland’s Adventure Coast has to offer. With over 2300 miles of coastline and nearly a 1000 miles of hiking, cycling and kayaking trails, the wealth of startling beauty floods your senses every time you venture from the front door.
Outside Argyll and the Isles, wider Scotland just gives more and more and more.
Hopefully the list below can give you just a starting point for your adventures. Included in these trip & activity suggestions are links to further information on each.
It seems only fair that the subject of our title picture gets top billing here even though the location is not Argyll. Leaving The Stable Studio, Argyll your drive is just under 2 hours taking the ferry or about 2.5 hours without the ferry but via stunning Loch Lomond. Once you arrive, the Kelpies are spectacular.
For lunch or afternoon refreshment, you could do worse than pop just under 9 miles to the beautiful historic town of Linlithgow. The centre is home to many small independent shops & cafes, including Aran which we can highly recommend.
Birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, the remains of Linlithgow Palace with it’s adjoining Loch is also worth a visit.
Although we’ve not personally tried this short walk yet (3 miles), this one is in Argyll and looks lovely with some fabulous views. It’s on our list, and we will update this suggestion once our boots have trodden the path.
With it’s Castle and Jail, Inveraray itself is also a popular destination. Skirting the north end of Loch Fyne, the 38 mile drive will take you approximately an hour to complete, unless you stop at Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Restaurant or Fyne Ales Brewery on the way that is. In which case it could take you a lot longer 😉
The Herald newspaper from which this walk is taken has lots of other suggestions in it’s Best of Scotland feature.