These directories can also be found within the Oban and Lorn sections of the regional tourism website Explore Argyll should you require information on the whole area. Read more about Oban and Lorn » The renowned Scottish adventure and ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont spent part of his childhood living in Argyll, which made him a perfect choice for an epic 12-day multi-sport challenge that he undertook across the Argyll and Island region last summer.His exploits which included trail-biking, fell running, horse-riding, quad-biking, kayaking, sailing and wild swimming were all captured on film and are at the heart of a year-long campaign ‘WILD ABOUT ARGYLL’ which will be shown in cinemas, on TV, online and outdoor on digital screens through the central belt of Scotland.After taking in the breathtaking views, be sure to stroll along Oban's pleasant Corran Esplanade with its shops, hotels and restaurants.Another highlight is the Oban War and Peace Museum with its presentation on the town's wartime past.Oban also makes a good base for sightseeing excursions into the Highland mountains and lochs, while Ganavan Sands behind Dunollie Castle offers opportunities for bathing.Mc Caig's Tower makes a good vantage point for viewing Oban and the surrounding area.But there lies a problem with the quote itself – it is once again doing comparing. For example, the person on the couch could be injured, or ill.There are many kayakers who have been in that very position and it has perhaps been the primary reason for them abandoning another activity, such as hillwalking, and taking up paddling instead. Injuries can teach you a lot (perhaps that’s why many kayakers are so wise).
If you are planning a visit to Oban and Lorn on Scotland's west coast, this is the site for you.The Oban & Lorn Tourism Alliance Ltd has put together information on the scenery, landscapes and seascapes and the numerous activities that can be enjoyed in the ancient district of Lorn in the historic country of Argyll.There are also accommodation lists for hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self catering properties in and around Oban as well as a wealth of information on places to eat, attractions and local shops and services.Since Victorian times the town has been one of Scotland's most popular resorts, as well as an important harbor for services to the West Highlands and the Hebrides.One of the most popular boat excursions from Oban takes in the small islands of Staffa and Iona with views en route of the beautiful east coast of Mull.Read more » Featured Cottage Shepherd House Cottage, Scotland Sleeps 3.