Lying on the coast of Appin north of Loch Creran, Port Appin is a pretty little fishing village on a peaceful secluded peninsula between Oban and Ballachulish.
This undoubtedly one of Argyll’s most picturesque spots overlooks a host of tiny little islands dotted around Loch Linnhe, with Lismore, Morvern and Mull in the background. One of Scotland’s most romantic ruined castles, the much-photographed Castle Stalker, occupies a tiny rock island to the north of the village.
A great way to explore the area is cycling and bikes can be hired in Port Appin. And if you want to venture further afield then a small passenger ferry run from there to the neighboring island of Lismore and bikes travel for free.
Other outdoor pursuit on offer free include boat hire, sailing, and windsurfing, waterskiing, clay-pigeon shooting and pony trekking.