Facilities & Activities
The cabins are approximately five minutes walk from the village of Dalavich which has a shop, cafe and post
office where you can enjoy a morning coffee, light lunch and stock up with groceries. Take-away meals are
also available from the cafe. Mountain bikes are available for hire, by the day or week.
Boats with or without outboard engines are available from Norman Clark at the Loch Aweside Marina in the
village. Norman can also supply fishing licenses to cover the whole of Loch Awe (approximately 28 miles),
Loch Avich and the River Avich for a cost of around £6 per day, £12 per 3 days or £20;
per week. Phone: +44 (0)1866 844209
A social club is also situated at the end of the cabin site which is owned by the village but guests from
the cabins are warmly welcomed. The restaurant, bar and kitchens have had a complete refurbishment. The bar
is open 7 nights a week (April to October) and 4 nights a week (November to March). The restaurant is now
open for evening meals on Thurday to Sunday and is called The Lochview Grill. A coin-operated laundrette is
also available on site.
There are many beautiful forest walks in the area, including The Oakwood Trail, The Avich Falls Trail and
Duncan's Walk, all of which meander through ancient oak and pine forests. Pine marten, fox, wild cats
red deer, roe deer, otter and red squirrels can often be seen. There are also regular sightings of eagles
and ospreys. Apart from the signed trails, there is up to 100 miles of forest tracks and roads
in the area, suitable for the serious walker or mountain biker.
Loch Awe itself is beautiful, far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and as of now, still
under-developed with no noisy watersports to shatter the peace. It has many islands worth visiting,
including Innis Chonnel Castle, the first stronghold of the Campbells. The remains of Crannogs; pre historic
island hut settlements, can still be seen when the loch is low, at different points along the lochside.
The fishing is legendary with monster trout up to 30lb (~14Kg), salmon, sea trout, pike, perch, char etc,
depending on the season
About 50 minutes drive from Dalavich, a quaint seaside town and fishing port, from
where ferries run to the islands of Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Staffa and Tiree.
Take a guided tour around this old distillery and sample its wares! Open to the
public from Easter to October.
Cruachan Power Station
Take a tour of this modern hydroelectric power station at the northern end of
Loch Awe, set deep inside the mountain. Open to the public from Easter to
The ancestral home of The Duke & Duchess of Argyll. Open to the public from
April to October.
Loch Fyne Whiskies
Possibly one of the best "whiskey shops" in Scotland. Situated in the centre of
Inverary and open all year. Phone: +44 (0)1499 302219
A 19th century gaol and court room manned by guides in period costume. Listen
to the trial in the court room and hear the sentence of transportation to the
New World. Well worth a visit.
Situated approximately six miles south of Inverary on the A83. An original and
old highland village that has been preserved, restored and furnished, depicting
life as it really was in The Highlands over past centuries.
Kilmartin Glen & Museum
Picturesque village and museum. The immediate area contains a wealth of natural,
historical and archaelogical features unsurpassed anywhere in Britain.
Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park
Situated near Glencruittan, Oban; a 35 acre site dedicated to conserver rare and
minority breed farm animals. Open daily from March to 3rd November. Weekends only
from November to December. Tearoom onsite.
Little Bay Luxury Boat Charter
Situated at Lagnakeil, Lerags Glen, Oban; Cruise the Argyll coast and visit the
islands of Colonsay and Iona. See dolphins and other wildlife in luxury. Drinks
and snacks provided. Phone: +44 (0)1631 565740
Off the A816, nine miles north of Lochgilphead. Originally the home of John
Carswell, 1st Bishop of the Isles. Captured and partially blown-up during Argyll's
Rebellion of 1685
At the north eastern corner of Loch Awe lies Kilchurn Castle, built in the 15th century
by Sir Colin Campbell and is probably the most photographed castle in Scotland. The castle
is open from April through to September each year and is well worth a visit. Access is via a short
boat trip from the pier in Loch Awe village or by foot from the side of the A85 near the railway viaduct.
Visit this spectacular glen just east of Ballachulish on the A82. Scene of the
infamous massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692 by elements of Argyle's Regiment
under the command of Capt. Campbell of Glenlyon.
There are good pub and hotel restuarants in the area, including The Kilchrenan Inn, (7½miles) The Taycreggan
Hotel (7½miles) and the Taynuilt Hotel (15 miles), all of which come highly recommended. In Oban itself
(45 minute drive) there are many hotels, restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and pocket.
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