Things to Do

The local area is teeming with things to do for all ages and all interests.

For just a very few ideas:

  • Check out a great selection of walks in the area in the leaflet produced by the local Community Development Trust.
  • Loch Long: Fishing, paddling, sea-kayaking, canoeing, pottery and craft gallery, children's playpark, diving. Click here to read an article about diving in Loch Long.
  • Ardgarten (5 minutes drive): Low level walks, forest trails, mountain bike trails, guided trail biking.
  • Loch Lomond: Beaches, open canoeing and kayaking, paddling and swimming, cruises, fishing, seaplane rides, spa days at local hotels.
  • Lomond Shores, Balloch (25 minutes): Shopping, restaurants, play park, canoe, bike and pedal boat hire.
  • Luss (15 minutes): Picturesque conservation village with beaches, easy walks, good coffee shop, and speed boat trips.
  • Strachur and Strathlachlan (approx. 35 minutes): Renowned Creggans Inn and Inver Cottage restaurant, Strathlachlan ruined castle.
  • Inveraray (25 minutes): Inveraray Castle (home of the Duke of Argyll, head of the Clan Campbell), Inveraray Jail, Loch Fyne Hotel with swimming pool, Inveraray Golf Course, walks, The George pub and restaurant.
  • Helensburgh (25 minutes): Charles Rennie Macintosh's famous Hill House, swimming pool, restaurants, supermarkets, sea front promenade, ferries to Dunoon and beyond.
  • Balmaha (40 minutes): play park, forest walks, access to the West Highland Way, beach, Oak Tree Inn.
  • Bute (40 minutes plus 5 minutes by ferry): Mount Stuart house, gardens and restaurant, standing stones, beaches.
  • Oban (1 hr 10 minutes): Restaurants, sailing, seal-watching boat trips, ferries to the islands.
Cruise Loch LomondBen Narnain and the Arrochar AlpsCobbler pathSea plane tripsWalking above Loch LongBoat tripsCyclingCanoeing Loch LongPipe band at TarbetWalks in the Argyll Forest Park