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A walk in the woods Sutherland’s Grove

Just a 20 minute drive from Oban Holiday Home you'll find a magical atmosphere, with soaring Douglas firs, a rocky gorge, waterfalls, stunning views and a troll...

There’s something for everyone here, including perfect picnic spots and a host of enticing forest trails.

You can enjoy a gentle riverside stroll through a grove of towering firs, or climb up beside a dramatic gorge carved out by the rushing Abhainn Teithil Burn in search of waterfalls, lofty bridges – and a mischievous troll.

If you’re feeling energetic, head farther into this lovely mixed woodland on foot or by bike to find Glen Dubh reservoir and enjoy fantastic views over the Firth of Lorne and its islands.

How to get here

Sutherland’s Grove is at Barcaldine, between Benderloch and Creagan on the A828 Oban to Ballachulish road. Look for signs to the car park about 350 yards (300 metres) north of the village school and campsite in Barcaldine. Turn into the forest and follow the forest road for about 250 yards (250 metres) to reach the car park at grid reference NM 965 421.

Using SatNav?

PA37 1SQ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses between Oban and Fort William that stop in Barcaldine. Find details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

Discover a dramatic gorge, native woodland and spectacular glen and mountain views at Glen Creran, a wonderfully secluded part of North Argyll.

Head south along the coast towards Oban to reach Beinn Lora, where it’s well worth the short, steep climb through conifer and beech woods for panoramic coast and mountain views.

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