Activities

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.

 

Walking

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

 

 

 

Cycling

See the stunning views of Argyll from the back of a bicycle along the 25 miles of marked trails for biking. Port Appin Bike Hire have a large stock of quality, professionally maintained bikes in all sizes for men, women and children. Helmets and backpacks are supplied free of hire charges with all bikes. Bikes are normally available on the day however during holiday periods it is best to phone a day in advance just to be on the safe side. 01631 730391. Prices are around £7 per half-day hire, and £10 per full-day hire.

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Kayaking

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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Fishing

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.

 

Horse Riding


Lettershuna Riding Centre
is situated 20 miles north of Oban and 25 miles south of Fort William on the A828 opposite the Island of Shuna.0845 806 0332. We have a selection of well-schooled horses and ponies for hacking and trekking. Most of our riding is on quiet coastal tracks and beaches.We offer a variety of rides to cater for all standards. The minimum age is 4 years old and there’s no upper limit!

We start with a ½ hour ride for the young and those wishing to experience the thrill of riding for the first time.

 

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Sailing

 

 

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.