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“Easy trip for lovely walks”
Review of Isle of Kerrera

Isle of Kerrera
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$78.99*
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Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow
Ranked #67 of 267 things to do in The Hebrides
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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“Easy trip for lovely walks”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Visit this lovely little island for some great walks with amazing views.

The best bit was seeing a juvenile Golden Eagle!!!!

Take your binoculars!

Visited April 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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“Great walks and views!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Its a 2 minute ferry ride from close to Oban to get to this lovely little island. The Gylen Castle circuit walk is a lovely jaunt with some spectacular scenery if you get a clear day, and a very nice little café along the way to stop for a snack.

Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss this if visiting Oban”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Take the tiny pedestrian ferry from Gallanach Pier (buying a guide with map from the ferryman, or download one before you go) and enjoy the wonderful scenery and sites on a walk around the island. We met only 2 vans and a tractor on the tracks as we walked the southern path and our dog had a lovely time dashing after rabbits up the high banks. The guide definitely added to our experience with interesting information about the places we passed and the highlight was a visit to Gylen Castle (and the composting loo!). Unfortunately the tea room was closed and we hadn't been organised enough to bring provisions so we didn't do the full circuit. Never mind, a treat in store for our next visit! The paths were mostly in good condition but there are some steep climbs - great views from the top to spur you on.

Visited October 2013
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“A cracking day's family cycling with stunning views and great cake”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We took our bikes on the ferry (which takes 12 folk, but they will come back for you if there are more). We rode the southern loop in anticlockwise direction, in order for cafe to be on the homeward stretch. The start has some cracking climbs which were pretty challenging. If you can handle the first bit, you will be fine. If too much for the kids, go clockwise to the cafe and walk to the castle if they are up for it.
Enjoyed the feeling of having the island to ourselves. Views amazing.
Garden tea room was lovely. New owners very welcoming. Great day out, finished off with ice cream at the Pokey Hat back in Oban.

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, England
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“Stunning scenery, hard walks!!!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Visited Kerrera Island during our recent stay in Scotland and walked the south side in a clockwise direction.
We had to wait a long time for the ferry as we'd missed the first ferry and next one wasn't until 10.30. But once on board we were soon over on the island, first port of call was the very useful and excellent composer toilet, what a fantastic idea and well done to the islanders for arranging these facilities, I hope they get enough donations to keep them open.
We walked the south side in a clockwise direction! A big mistake as we later found, this direction leaves you climbing lots of hills when you're flagging and just want to lie down and rest.
However, it was a great walk with fantastic scenery and some great views, unfortunately the only wildlife we saw was one rabbit and the wild goats. We heard the parrots at the sanctuary but it wasn't open on the day we visited. The extra half mile to Gylen Castle is worth the effort, there is another composter toilet here, very convenient. We also visited the tea rooms for tea and cake , which was excellent. The tea rooms also have toilet facilities for customers, these were a little odd having a porthole window making you feel a little conspicious looking out at people walking past whilst you washed your hands.
The rest of the walk was equally as scenic but tiring due to the previously mentioned steep climbs. We didn't manage to find some of the points of interest, such as the children's graves as it was unclear from our brochure where to find them.
I would recommend this walk for the energetic, probably not suitable for elderly / infirm or small children.

Visited August 2012
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