Local activities in and around Oban
Far and away the most popular pastime whilst staying at Blarcreen is relaxation. The tranquility of the House makes it the perfect getaway from the stresses of everyday life. Of course this is not to say that there is nothing else to do around here!
In this part of the world, not a chore but pure enjoyment! With so much unspoilt countryside there is something to suit all abilities and ambitions. If a peaceful ramble through gently rolling hills, spending time to take in the flora and fauna and marvel at the majestic views is your want, then you simply have to walk out of the door.
For those with a more adventurous disposition, the surrounding hills and mountains provide plenty of opportunity for the experienced hill walker.
The west coast of Scotland has become a mecca for diving enthusiasts from all over the UK. The clear waters of the Gulf Stream ensure that the area is diveable all year round. With an abundance of wrecks and knowledgeable charter boat skippers and dive centres to choose from, all divers, from novice to experienced, will find some of the most breath-taking underwater experiences in the UK.
The west coast's rich maritime history is reflected in today's sailing community. Several important regattas are hosted in Oban during the season including the West Highland Yachting Week. A chance to be involved or just spectate as Oban's busy harbour takes on a competitive air.
Less than an hour's scenic drive from Blarcreen House is the majestic Ben Nevis. Towering over the town of Fort William, the Nevis Range boasts some of the best skiing that Scotland has to offer.
Slightly closer to hand are the slopes of the historic Glen Coe. Further information is available on our links page.
Oban has firmly established itself as the west coast of Scotland's "Gateway to the Western Isles". Mull & Iona are a mere 40 minute ferry ride from Oban and tours are readily available. Closer to hand are the smaller Islands of Kerrera and Lismore. Kerrera is accessible by ferry from Oban and the crossing takes minutes. A beautiful little island with scenic walks and views of Oban that not many see. Lismore is a long and relatively flat island making it an ideal cycle ride. The ferry for Lismore leaves from Port Appin, less than half an hour's drive from Blarcreen House. More information on the ferry times of Caledonian MacBrayne is available on our links page.