The Local Area
Whitewater kayaking, boat trips, diving, fishing sea and inland, rambling and hill walking are all available in the surrounding area. Skiing, mountaineering, ice and rock climbing are all available within a 45 min drive of Oban.


TourismLocal tourist site with a web cam.
Visit Scotland Oban, Mull and Lorn Pages.
Seil Island on Line local web site lots of info.


Accommodation on or near Seil / Luing

Local web site with good accommodation links

Local List a comprehensive selection of accommodation.

Garragh Mhor Bed and Breakfast.
Innish Bed and breakfast/self catering.

Mutiara, Clachan Seil (no web site) Elma Nee {May to Sept} 01852 300241.

Oban Seil Farm Self catering.
An Lionadh  Self Catering Holiday Home on Easdale island.
22 Easdale Island (no web site) Mrs Wendy Baldock 01852 300438 Bed and Breakfast.
The Tigh an Truish Just over the bridge also does food.
Sunny Brae Caravan Park Located on Cuan Sound we often paddle past this.
Oban Youth Hostel.Ideally situated in Oban 1/2 hr drive from us.
no64 easdalecottage Beautifully situated on the Island nect to us. (10 mins away + 5 min ferry!)
Cairndow Hotels Find hotels near Cairndow Hotels



Transport airport transfer.
Argyll and Bute Councils Transport Page All the local information in one source.
Caledonian Mac Brayne Ferry Service.
Scot Rail Rail Service.
City Link Bus Service.
Local Bus Service Buses.


Shopping /Equipment
Balvicar Stores and Post Office Extremely well stocked.
Outside Edge Outdoor equipment retailer including Kayak gear.


Eating Out All on Seil and all recommended.
Oyster Brewery and Restaurant Great outlook over the sea.
The Puffer Bar and Restaurant Unique setting.
The Tigh an Truish Just over the bridge also does food and accommodation.



Press etc

The Canoe Boys Ken was interviewed for the programme.

Nick Thorpe's" Adrift in Caledonia" Read the chapter on Ken in the Radio 4 Book of the week.
Sea Kayak Routes listen to Ken's podcast.
Visit Scotland Fact sheet


Other things to do.
Loch Visions Award winning wildlife photography days out.
Kerrera Walk/Cycle A wonderful island to explore complete with tearoom and bunkhouse.
McCaigs Tower Oban's iconic landmark
Mountain biking Oban has some superb and undeveloped mountain biking.
Hill walking The area offers superb hill walking including the classic munro Ben Cuachan. Dun Crutagain opposite where we live gives stunning views over the area we paddle in and can be accessed from the Ardmaddy - Degnish "money tree" walk
Ardmaddy Castle Garden.
An Cala Garden.
Balachuan wood SSSI famed for lichens and butterflies.
Easdale Island folk museum. This is the best small museum I have been to.
Easdale Hall events
Welcome to Scotland

Castle Stalker
Dunstaffnage Castle
Dunollie Castle
Gylen Castle



2016 tides 
BBC Oban 5 Day.
Met 5 Day Detailed charts with wind, temperature, gust, visibility etc.
Met Office Inshore Waters.
Easy tide United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Oban 7 Days from today.
Water Temperature Met Office chart.
Magic Seaweed Swell size, Swell Period etc.
Geoff Monk Mountain forecast.


Equipment that we use.
Valley Sea Kayaks Sea Kayaks.
Venture Kayaks Sea Kayaks.

British Canoe Union (BCU) British Canoe Union.
Canoe Scotland Scottish Canoe Association.
Star awards


Sea Kayaking Pages
Kayarchy The sea kayaker's online handbook and reference.
SKoogle Great sea kayaking search tool.
Scottish sea kayaking photos and more! Douglas Wilcox's site. Lots more links


Argyll Marine Special Area of conservation.
Cetaceans Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
UK Marine Special Areas of Conservation includes wildlife watching advice.
Scottish Marine Wildlife Operators Association Wildlife encounter guidelines.

Sea Watch Foundation Cetacean sightings.


More Links
Tourdust A great site for those looking for off beat holidays.
Ryan Glass - Mountaineering Rock climbing in Spain/UK, winter mountaineering UK.
Outdoor Sport Leisure net A great site with links and info on a variety of outdoor sports.  Great Scottish pictures.

Wild OceMarine and coastal Wildlife of Scotland.

No 1 on Trip Advisor

Click on the temperature icon to get windspeed pressure humidity and rainfall


Sea Kayak Scotland


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