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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Let's get out in the fresh air, take some exercise and feel good!

We are lucky to live in an area with such a variety of walks and cycling routes. Why not make the most of these vast local resources including woodland trails, beach walks and the sustrans cycle path.

We have included some fun outdoor family activities and nature scavenger hunts to encourage the whole family to get out and about. Have you visited all our local favourites?

 

LOCAL WALKS AND CYCLING

 

Discover woodland walks in your local area

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/find-woods/

Explore wild places, find forest trails

https://forestryandland.gov.scot

A fantastic resource to find walks, route details, difficulty levels and maps

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/oban.shtml

Cycling routes on the Sustrans cycle path

https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/active/cycling/national-routes/map/#/the-caledonia-way

Walks in and around Oban town centre

http://www.obanwalks.org.uk

 

Some of our local favourites include;

Tralee Beach

Lady Margaret’s Tower at Lochnell Estate

Beinn Lora

Shian Wood

Sutherlands Grove

Fairy Bridge of Glen Creran

Glasdrum Wood, Loch Creran

Isle of Eriska circuit walk

Black Lochs, Connel


Here are some ideas to keep the family entertained

Nature scavenger hunts

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/01/nature-scavenger-hunts/

Activities on walks with children

https://theladybirdsadventures.co.uk/things-to-do-on-a-walk-with-kids/

https://www.childrensfurniture.co.uk/things-to-do-on-a-walk

https://handsonaswegrow.com/10-ways-to-get-more-from-walks-with-children/

 

Join the get outside challenge

https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-challenge/

Learn how to make healthy choices

https://www.lornhealthyoptions.co.uk

 

Why not try one of our scavenger hunts in the gallery below?

Connel Bridge
Connel Bridge
The view from Sguir Mor by Eilidh Orr
The view from Sguir Mor by Eilidh Orr
Beinn Lora by Iona MacGillivray
Beinn Lora by Iona MacGillivray
Ledaig beach by Louise Bruce
Ledaig beach by Louise Bruce
Tralee beach by Joan McTavish Barr
Tralee beach by Joan McTavish Barr
Balure Bay by Diane MacLean
Balure Bay by Diane MacLean
Loch Etive looking to Ben Cruachan by Paul Bailey
Loch Etive looking to Ben Cruachan by Paul Bailey
Ardmucknish bay sunset by Paul Bailey
Ardmucknish bay sunset by Paul Bailey
Lady Margaret's Tower looking to Ardmucknish bay by Louise Bruce
Lady Margaret's Tower looking to Ardmucknish bay by Louise Bruce
Winter at Sutherlands Grove by Innes Mackichan
Winter at Sutherlands Grove by Innes Mackichan
Reflections on Loch Creran by Eilidh Orr
Reflections on Loch Creran by Eilidh Orr
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