We are situated at the south end of the Isle of Kerrera, off the coast of Oban. There is a regular ferry service operated from slip at Gallanach Road, 2 miles south of Oban. Car parking is available here, and you will need to leave your car here as there is a policy of residents vehicles only on the island. For information regarding ferry fares and timetables please see here
From the ferry
Once you are on the island and walk up the road a wee bit, past the noticeboard and old telephone box and you will get to a small crossroads. Here, should you decide to take the left fork, you be taking the shortest route, past a few cheeky roadside teapots and Horseshoe Bay, to the Tea Garden at Lower Gylen. This walk takes about 50 minutes.
Should you take the path up the hill on the right- you will still get to the Tea Garden as it is a circular path. This route, going past the old school house, will take you anti-clockwise around the path and it take about 2 hours to get to us. It’s worth it, as you get some stunning views of Mull and Lismore.
Getting to Oban
The journey to Oban on the West Coast of Scotland is a beautiful one, taking you through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Travelling from Glasgow or Edinburgh, it takes about 2-3 hours by car. You can take the A82 which skirts the west side of Loch Lomond. Then go either via Tyndrum or follow the A83 over the 'Rest and be Thankful' through Inveraray.
By train, you travel the world famous West Highland Line operated by First Scotrail. There are services three times a day from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Oban (two on Sunday). Advance single fares from Glasgow start at £9.80. For times and prices visit the Trainline site or First Scotrail.