Oban isn’t amongst the hilliest area of Scotland but the fact that most of the hills overlook the sea and offer spectacular views more than make up for that fact. There are in fact 9 Munros     (mountains over 3000ft ) within a 20 mile radius of Oban including Ben More on Mull.

Glencoe is only a hours drive north and that opens up a huge amount of extra walking most of it in the “more strenuous” category and Ben Nevis, Scotland and the UK’s highest mountain, is a few miles further on.

As well as the more serious mountains there is also a lot of easy walks available, some around island such as Kerrara or Iona, some on forestry trails and some on smaller hills. So overall Argyll has a lot to offer the walker whatever their level.


Our aim in these pages is to offer a taster of the range of walking the area has to offer by doing guides of some of the more popular walks, those that visitors to the shop most often ask about. We therefore will be doing route guides, including photos and a map for the following hills:

This listing is a for starters only. As time allows we will be adding to the routes available. We keep in stock a good selection of walking guides covering most of the local mountains as well as the easier walks. In addition the Forestry Commission do an excellent little leaflet of the walks in their woodlands most of which are family orientated with notes on what kind of flora and fauna you might expect to find.