Loch Gleann a’Bhearraidh is just under one mile’s gentle walk up through the forest in the hills above Cologin and the views are quite spectacular. You can fish from the banks or take our boat out for a row. The brown trout season opens on 15th March and runs through until October. If you catch some whoppers please make sure you record them in our fishing book in the pub. The walk to the loch was part of a waymarked Forestry Commission trail through our hills but in their wisdom they have now removed the trail markers! It really is easy to follow the path and the gentle incline means that it is suitable for all ages and abilities – it can be very muddy – you have been warned!
Walking in our hills is a great excuse for working up a thirst. Not that you need an excuse to enjoy everything that the Barn, our very rustic bar, has to offer.
Your host, Linda Battison, is qualified and insured by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association and offers private guided sightseeing walks from North Pier in Oban, or cross country walking on Kerrera. Linda is a member of the Port of Oban Welcomes group who organise scheduled walking tours in Oban. Check their website for tour times, dates and prices.
There’s plenty more to do in the area and a host of other outdoor activities including walking, riding, cycling (try the brand new national cycle route between Oban and Fortwilliam) and that great Scottish game – golf.