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Tralee Beach
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Activities & Things to Do

Hillwalking

Ben LoraThere are many hills and forest walks in the area. Ben Lora overlooks Benderloch village with its 1000 foot summit. The viewpoint looking out west can offer some breathtaking scenery. Barcaldine, a village 3 miles north, offers more forest walks which go for miles starting at Sutherlands Grove. For the more adventurous, Ben Nevis towers above Fort William, an hour's drive north and the Glencoe hills always offer a challenge. Ben Cruachan, 25 miles drive east, is also a popular climb and again offers fantastic scenery over Lochawe and beyond to the south and up through Glen Etive to the north.

Fishing

We are close to the sea and fishing from the rocks either side of Tralee Bay proves popular, especially on an incoming tide with mackerel being the most popular catch. The large coastal area means you can find your own special place to try your luck.

The most popular fresh water loch is Lochawe. We recommend you hire a boat from Lochawe boats to explore this lovely loch. While brown, rainbow and ferox trout are regularly caught there is also perch, pike and salmon so you will be kept busy deciding what line and bait to use.

Golfing

Oban has a golf course at Glencruitten and the hilly 18 hole course provides a good challenge. The 19th hole offers excellent food and a well earned beer. There are other smaller courses close by. The Dragon's Tooth course 25 minutes north at Ballachulish is a 9 hole course and is a flatter challenge than Oban. Again excellent food and drink is waiting in the clubhouse. Taynuilt and Dalmally both offer a 9 hole course and are 20 and 30 minutes drive respectively. They operate with an honesty box for visitors and the courses offer a tricky challenge.

Wildlife and Birds

The surrounding area of Benderloch offers a large variety of wildlife and birds with hills, forests and woods close by. All contain many different species. There are too many to list, you'll just have to take our word for it and come and explore for yourselves!

Families and Kids

Tobermory

Holidays with kids can be difficult and, from our experience, when the kids are happy and being entertained, then you can relax. Here are some examples of things to do:

  • The Sea Life Centre is just 5 minutes drive north and is a good day out with otter and seal feeds at certain times of day which are very popular.
  • Along the road there is a 'Segway' experience with these latest technology machines picking a route along Tralee beach and through some woods.
  • Atlantis Leisure complex in Oban has a swimming pool and toddlers pool with a good viewpoint. There is also a soft play area, cafe, gym and tennis courts available.
  • Balamory was a popular programme for toddlers, and a ferry crossing from Oban to Mull (45 minutes) and a drive or coach trip to Tobermory means that they can see the houses and town for themselves. A visit to the 'Balamory' shop will give them a souvenir to remember.
  • Cruachan Power Station or 'Hollow Mountain' as it is also known is well worth a look with its amazing engineering and construction which was carried out in the 1950s and 60s. This is situated on the edge of Lochawe and is 25 miles drive to the east.
  • Stramash is an outdoor activity organisation based in Oban. They offer canoeing, dinghy sailing, rock climbing and abseiling, archery, orienteering and more. All information is on their website.
  • The meandering country roads offer a cycling extravaganza with sections of cycle track forming a route from Oban to Ballachulish.
  • There is an all weather pitch in the village which enables kids to enjoy a safe kick about in the enclosed area.
  • We also have a selection of kids' DVDs available on request.

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