There are a multitude of activities to partake in during your stay at Spring Cottage. You can be as active as you want or if you prefer, simply enjoy the peace and solitude offered by the Cottage.



From the cottage there are walks with stunning views; Clach Thoul - see picture, (an easy half an hour walk from Port Appin means "the rock with a hole"). Glen Creran to Ballachulish has an old track (7m / 11km) starting with a steep hill, but leading to open moorland and providing terrific views of the hills around Creran.


For an excellent source on walking in the area visit Walk Highlands



See the stunning views of Argyll from the back of a bicycle along the The Caledonia Way, bike route through Scotland’s breathtaking countryside on dedicated cycle paths.

Most of the 49-mile section from Oban to Fort William is on traffic-free path, with a few sections on minor roads. Much of the path between Oban and Ballachulish is built along the former railway line which ran from Connel to the slate quarries near Ballachulish. The path has great views, hugging the coast for much of the way, and it is largely flat.

The Caledonia Way -

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At Lettershuna, just beyond Port Appin on the A828, is the Linnhe Marine Watersports Centre, where you can hire motor boats, sailing dinghies or windsurfing boards, take sailing or windsurfing lessons, or try water-skiing.  May-Sep 0900-1800. Tel. 01631 730401.



The superb fly-fishing centre at Inverawe Fisheries with four lochs to suit all standards is quite unique. The lochs are stocked daily with prime hardfighting fish to give a good days sport for everyone. While the mile and a half of the River Awe provides some excellent if not challenging Salmon and Sea Trout fishing.

The Angling School is ideal for the beginner or those who want to freshen up on their technique.We have two beats on the River Awe streching over 13/4 miles. Each beat fishes two rods.  Day tickets are available from £10 to £40 depending on the month.

As this is a very popular strech with our regulars and rods are limited, booking is essential on 01866 822808.



Sea kayaking offers the opportunity to see the regions wildlife up close – seals, porpoises, sea eagles, otters, oyster catchers and much more. Loch Linnhe offers a variety of sea kayaking opportunities. There is a tide race at the Corran Narrows, where the ferry crosses to Ardgour and Ardnamurchan and at the North end of Lismore, there is a proper Highland Castle which you can paddle under - Castle Stalker.

Kayaks can easily be launched at the bottom of the garden

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