Out & About

Blarghour is centrally situated for exploring Argyll and the West Highlands, so on a day out & about you might…

Castles and Churches

Castles and Churches

Loch Awe has four ruined castles with Kilchurn, often featured on calendars, near Dalmally, probably the best known.

St Conan’s Kirk in Lochawe Village is also worth a visit.

Walking & Nature

With hills, lochs, islands, mountains, forests, gardens and ancient history there is an abundance of interesting walks around Argyll.

On the Walking and Nature page we give some ideas for walks, cycling, fishing and wildlife tours.


Dalmally Golf Course

Dalmally is our local 9 hole golf course and the aptly named ‘Orchy Splash’ on hole 3 is an interesting challenge for most golfers.

Pony Trekking

Argyll Adventure near Inveraray offers scenic treks along Loch Fyne with led pony rides for younger children and apprehensive riders. Tel: 01499 302611


As well as pony rides (over 4 yrs), Argyll Adventure has Paintball and Laser Storm for children aged 8 and over.

Seals, indoor aquariums and otters, at the Seal Sanctuary near Oban.

For a bit of a challenge, the High Wire courses at the Nevis Range near Fort William are excellent with a variety of courses for different ages and abilities. You can also hire bikes and try the mountain biking courses.

For a good safe beach, Ganavan Sands just outside Oban and Crinan Ferry are probably hard to beat.

Swimming Pools

Nearest pool is at Loch Fyne Hotel (15m) and in Oban there is a 25m pool and water slides at Atlantis Leisure.

Eating Out & Locally Produced Food

Argyll has many specialist food producers and excellent seafood which can be enjoyed in cafés, pubs and restaurants and our Eating when Out & About summary might offer some inspiration when planning your day out.

Argyll, wherever you drive and explore, it will be beautiful!