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Day trips

Within 2 hours driving time there are plenty of day excursions

Highlands and Islands

Day Trips by ferry from Oban: Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) operates ferries to the islands from Oban. The crossing to Mull takes around 40 minutes so definitely possible for a day trip, as is a combined trip to Mull & Iona. Staffa Tours offers boat tours to Mull, Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles: The tiny island of Iona is famous for its Abbey, built on the site of St Columba's monastery in 1200AD. Staffa, with its great basalt columns, is home to Fingal's cave and a wide variety of wildlife including a large puffin colony.  

Skye: A 2-3 hour drive up to the southern end of Skye, at Kyle of Lochalsh via Eilean Donan castle is a beautiful drive.

Isle of Lismore is a 10 mile long island reached by a small foot passenger ferry from Port Appin or car ferry from Oban (book ahead).  Good walking and a good place to explore by bike (single track roads). Bike hire available either in Port Appin or on Lismore. A small island rich in history. 

Ardnamurchan: take the Corran Ferry across Loch Linnhe to visit this wild and remote peninsula. A trip out to the lighthouse on Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on the British mainland is well worth the long drive which can be slow as many of the roads are single track. The lovely art gallery at Resipole, the beautiful white sandy beach at Sanna, and the Ardnamurchan Distillery are just some of the points of interest.



Glenfinnan Viaduct and Loch Shiel: Glenfinnan is the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard to gather the clans in 1745, and there is a monument to mark this event.  The viaduct there is impressive and it is fun to watch the Jacobite Express (steam train of Harry Potter fame from Fort William to Mallaig) cross it.  The views down Loch Shiel are spectacular. You can detour to the Clan Cameron museum in Loch Arkaig. 

Oban: 45 minutes south worth a wander around, but really a gateway to the islands with all of the associated amenities.

Kilmartin Glen: 1 1/2 hour drive south from Greenfield: an area known for its astonishing concentration of prehistoric monuments and historical sites including standing stones, stone circles and rock art. There is a museum in Kilmartin, and Carnasserie Castle is nearby - also worth a visit.



We have seen plenty of wildlife: deer in the garden, otters on the rocks in bay, seals and dolphins in loch. Neighbours have spotted pine martins. There are birds everywhere.  There is a wildcat reintroduction program just south on Loch Linnhe: they are within a small nature reserve called Highland Titles - well worth a visit.

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