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Walking around Oban

July 12, 2014

I’ve written before about my affection for Oban.  Such a nice town for strolling around.Iona, Staffa and oban 092

As the sea mist lifted we walked up to McCaig’s Tower, built to provide work for struggling Victorian workers. Iona, Staffa and oban 099

Then to Pulpit Hill, with a fine memorial for a man to his father. Such a lovely viewpoint over the town and harbour and across to the islands of Kerrera and Mull. In the distance the ruins of Dunollie Castle.Iona, Staffa and oban 086

Then along the seafront to the particularly moving war memorial, showing not some martial scene but two soldiers helping a wounded Iona, Staffa and oban 109comrade.

There are longer low-level walks from Oban if you are there for a day or two.

My favourite is to take the 5-minute ferry journey across to Kerrera and take the southern loop walk, past Castle Gylen.

Or walk from the town up Iona, Staffa and oban 101Glencruitten and then take the old coaching road – now a humble track – to Connel, then a return via the Black Lochs of Kilvaree. You can get a Iona, Staffa and oban 106number of variations of these walks in local walking guide, or see blogs Iona, Staffa and oban 104passim.

A place I always want to return to.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2014 11:36 pm

    Especially love that last, misty photo 🙂

    I love Oban – one of my favourite Scots towns and one of my ‘winding-down’ places when I’ve been doing the scarier Munros or just very strenuous walks. I’m really wanting to spend a Hogmanay there one year…

  2. July 14, 2014 2:25 pm

    A lovely place.

  3. Caledonian permalink
    November 24, 2016 4:16 am

    a lovely town, a lovely place with lovely people and foods and geographic point…

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