Old Walks

Round the Old Graveyard

Round the Old Graveyard

Follow the trail to meet famous islanders (and others). From a guided tour by Robert Hay Enter the graveyard by the east gate (to the left of the church entrance) and walk towards the minister’s enclosure on the far wall of the graveyard. Station 1…

Kilcheran—The Lighthouse via the Ridge

Kilcheran—The Lighthouse via the Ridge

Powered by Wikiloc The walk to Lismore Lighthouse along the limestone ridge is said to be one of the finest in Scotland. In strong March sunshine with great visibility, it certainly was. 1. KILCHERAN—ACHANARD To reach the start make your way on the main road…

Miller’s Port—The Lighthouse

Miller’s Port—The Lighthouse

Powered by Wikiloc 1. KILCHERAN To access this walk follow the main road south through Kilcheran until it becomes the road to the lighthouse. If parking a vehicle, be aware the road is used by large farm vehicles. Start on the well-defined track to Miller’s…

Heritage Centre—Balimackillichan

Heritage Centre—Balimackillichan

Powered by Wikiloc 1. HERITAGE CENTRE TO LOST VILLAGE OF PORT A’ CHARRAIN If, or when, you are visiting the Heritage Centre, you can add this short walk and discover a lot of history. A longer walk starting at Clachan covers some of this but,…

St Moluag’s Trail

St Moluag’s Trail

Powered by Wikiloc Introduction Moluag died in 592 on 25th June, now his commemoration day. This walk can be done comfortably between the normal ferry service leaving Oban at 0900 and returning at 1500.  (It’s not always normal.) 1. Achnacroish Start at Achnacroish where the…

Point Ferry—Port Ramsay

Point Ferry—Port Ramsay

Powered by Wikiloc 1. POINT FERRY Start at the Point to Port Appin ferry and, opposite the phone box, follow a sheep path beside Point House round the top of the island. In the season you can hire bikes at the ferry which you may…

Point Ferry—Balimackillichan

Point Ferry—Balimackillichan

Powered by Wikiloc 1. POINT FERRY Start at Point ferry and, opposite the phone box, follow a sheep path beside Point House round the top of the island. This part of the walk is quite a scramble in places. If you prefer walking to scrambling, an…

Point Ferry—Alasra

Point Ferry—Alasra

  Powered by Wikiloc This is tough in places because the terrain is uneven, with some scrambling over rocks, and stooping in hazel woods. Sheep paths still make this walk possible and the rewards are great. Alasra is a peninsula on the northwest of Lismore,…

Heritage Centre–The Broch—Clachan

Heritage Centre–The Broch—Clachan

Powered by Wikiloc 1. THE HERITAGE CENTRE TO THE MILL From the Heritage Centre take the road opposite, signposted to Balnagowan. This is Killandrist, a place rich in ecclesiastical history, the name meaning St Andrew’s Chapel. Although the chapel is long gone, it was thought…

Heritage Centre—Sailean

Heritage Centre—Sailean

Powered by Wikiloc INTRODUCTION This is the most well known and frequently walked loop on the island. It is very adaptable and considerably shorter if started at the Lismore hall from where you walk north until you reach the turning to the left signposted for…

Heritage Centre—Port-na-Mòr-Laoch—Creagan Breac

Heritage Centre—Port-na-Mòr-Laoch—Creagan Breac

Powered by Wikiloc 1. HERITAGE CENTRE—PORT A’ CHARRAIN Take the gate beside the Heritage Centre into Port a’ Charrain and walk diagonally up a gentle hill not beside but parallel to a wall, making towards the left of some trees ahead. With plenty of good…

The Church—Heritage Centre

The Church—Heritage Centre

Powered by Wikiloc 1. THE CHURCH TO BALIMACKILLICHAN Take the small gate on the north side of the church and walk through the Glebe, behind the new graveyard, climbing a gentle incline until you see the Balimackillichan farmhouse. Turn right at a rocky outcrop and…

The Church—Heritage Centre—Balimackillichan

The Church—Heritage Centre—Balimackillichan

Powered by Wikiloc Revised and extended 16 January 2022 1. BALIGARVE Starting from the church, walk north on the road and take the first large gate on the right into Baligarve. Go straight ahead towards an electricity pole. A little further on, a white pole…

The Bàrr Mòr

The Bàrr Mòr

Powered by Wikiloc The Bàrr Mòr is the highest point on this low-lying island and is a very manageable 127 metres. It offers panoramic views of the island and its setting. On the summit is a cairn measuring 6.9 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres…

Baligarve—Balnagown—Heritage Centre

Baligarve—Balnagown—Heritage Centre

Powered by Wikiloc Walk revised 16 January 2022 1. BALIGARVE From the church walk north on the road and take the first large gate on the right into Baligarve. Go straight ahead towards an electricity pole. A little further on, a white pole with a…

Bailuacraich—The Broch—Balnagown

Bailuacraich—The Broch—Balnagown

Powered by Wikiloc 1. BAILUACRAICH FARM AND PORT MOLUAG Walk, bike or drive to the Balure Road end signposted for Balure, approximately two miles from the North End ferry. An easy walk, impossible to get lost. Once through the gate, the road leads down past…

Achnacroish—Kilcheran

Achnacroish—Kilcheran

  Powered by Wikiloc 1. Achnacroish to Newfield From the ferry, pass the welcome phone box and what was for many years a post office—now a private house, and take the first turning on the left onto Newfield Terrace. After four semi-detached private houses (originally…

Achinduin—Bernera

Achinduin—Bernera

Powered by Wikiloc NOTE The island of Bernera lies off the south west of Lismore but is accessible at the low tide for a few hours. Consulting tide times is essential. 1. THE ACHINDUIN ROAD You can park on the Achinduin Road before you get…