Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Tue, 2010-01-05
Kerrera Island is a lovely island which is mainly used as a mooring and for farming. It is possible to walk round the island but be warned that this walk is about 10 miles and will take you some time. It took us four hours and we were pretty tired by the time we got back. However the castle (Castle Gylen) is very pretty as is the whole island.
Buses are available from Oban to the ferry terminal to take you to the island.
In the summer ferries tend to run every half hour (starting at about 8.45am, except Sunday when there is no early ferry) until about 6pm and when you are on the island and want to be picked up you have to turn the board back to black and the ferryman will come over for you.
Boat trips around the island can also be arranged and there is a seal colony on the far side of the island. Wild goats can be seen on the island and it is ideal for taking your mountain bike if that is your thing.
There is a small shop on the island which supplies refreshments but it is not open all of the time.
Fig: Ferry heading off to
the Kerrera Island
Fig: Marina on Kerrera Island
Fig: The shop – Kerrera Island
‹ Gylen Castle up McCaigs Tower in the daytime › Similar of ‘Kerrera Island’