British Coastal Road Trip

Day 15 – Carradale to Oban

172 miles on day fifteen, one of our longer drives, and we packed in some great sights along the way from Carradale to Oban.

 

Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, Mull of Kintyre, Deer
Feorlan

 

Carradale

Coastal Road Trip, Carradale Harbour
After another huge Scottish breakfast, we checked out Carradale’s small harbour.  Just us, the seagulls and a solitary boat off on an early morning sail.

 

Saddell

Coastal Road Trip, Saddell Abbey
The remains of Saddell Abbey, built by Irish monks in the 1100s, it had operated as a local centre of worship for 350 years.

 

Davaar Island

Coastal Road Trip, Davaar Island Lighthouse
As we drove closer to Campbeltown, Davaar Island emerged in the distance, with views over to its Lighthouse.

 

Campbeltown

Coastal Road Trip, Campbeltown, Harbour, Logs
Logs stacked along the harbour at Campbeltown.

 

Feorlan

Coastal Road Trip, Mull of Kintyre, Feorlan, Deer
Along the long winding road to the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse this young deer spotted us.
Coastal Road Trip, Mull of Kintyre, Feorlan, Deer, close up
Quickly sniffed the air … then did a runner into the woodland.

 

Mull of Kintyre

Coastal Road Trip, Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse
The Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse.  Following in the footsteps of Paul McCartney.  We had to walk the final stretch down a steep lane from the cliffs above… we only walked part way and ‘zoomed’ the rest 😉
Coastal Road Trip, Mull of Kintyre, Green Foliage
Lush green or deep purple foliage everywhere you look.

 

Carskey Bay

Coastal Road Trip, Carskey Bay
The views down to the secluded Carskey Bay from the lane back from the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse.

 

Westport Beach

Coastal Road Trip, Westport Beach, Paddle Board, Surfer
A surfer braving the cold waters at Westport Beach.

 

Kilberry

Coastal Road Trip, Kilberry Sculptured Stone
One of the sculptured stones found in Kilberry, from around the 14th century.
Coastal Road Trip, Kilberry, Lane
The track past the stones.

 

Crinan Canal

Coastal Road Trip, Cairnbaan, Crinan Canal, Reflections
Perfect reflections in the still Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan.
Coastal Road Trip, Bellanoch, Crinan Canal, Boat Reflections
And more reflections further down the Crinan Canal at Bellanoch.
Coastal Road Trip, Old Crinan Harbour, Loch Crinan, Julian, Jarno
Suns out!
Coastal Road Trip, Old Crinan Harbour, Loch Crinan
Enjoying the views across Loch Crinan from Old Crinan Harbour.

 

Kilmichael Glassary

 

Coastal Road Trip, Kilmichael Glassary, Dunadd Fort
Views form the top of Dunadd Fort, one of the most important early medieval sites in Scotland.  Legend says that the hero Ossian left the footprint in this stone when he leapt 1km from Rhudle Hill.

 

Kilmartin

Coastal Road Trip, Kilmartin, Nether Largie Standing Stones
The Nether Largie Standing Stones, Temple Wood, placed here around 3,200 years ago.   They align with the rising and the setting of the moon and sun at significant times.

 

Loch Melfort

Coastal Road Trip, Loch Melfort
Buoys on Loch Melfort.

 

Loch Feochan

Coastal Road Trip, Kilninver, Loch Feochan
The warm evening light at Loch Feochan, near Kilninver.

 

Oban

Coastal Road Trip, Oban, Sunset
The sun starting to set over Oban Bay.
Coastal Road Trip, Oban, Sunset
Daylight almost gone as the sky turned to a dusty pink.

 

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5 thoughts on “Day 15 – Carradale to Oban

  1. been to Oban myself. stayed somewhere at the waterfront, after visiting the distillery and enjoying the local pubfood.
    great memories.

  2. yes, though not as lucky as with the otter, it takes Chris Packham a week of sleeping rough before he sees an otter !

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