Creagan Station

Activities and Things to Do

Welcome to Appin, a picturesque village located on the west coast of Scotland, where nature, adventure, and history meet. With stunning landscapes, rugged coastlines, and a rich cultural heritage, Appin offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities, exploration, and relaxation. Whether you are looking for a thrilling adventure or a peaceful retreat, Appin has something for everyone.

Hiking and walking trails

Appin is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, with hills, forests, and lochs waiting to be explored. There are numerous hiking and walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and experience, from gentle strolls like the circular walk round Port Appin, to challenging mountain hikes - Ben Sgulaird and Beinn Fhionnlaidh are very near by and the hills of Glencoe are just up the road!

Cycling

For those who prefer two wheels to two feet, Appin has plenty of cycling opportunities. Whether you are a road cyclist, mountain biker, or leisure cyclist, you will find a route to suit your interests and abilities. The Caledonia Way, a long-distance cycle route that runs from Campbeltown to Inverness, passes through Appin, offering cyclists stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the surrounding mountains.

Watersports

With its rugged coastline and numerous lochs and rivers, Appin is a paradise for watersports enthusiasts. You can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding on Loch Linnhe, or try your hand at fishing on Loch Creran. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even take a dip in the icy waters of the lochs and rivers.

Wildlife Watching

Appin is home to a rich and diverse array of wildlife, including otters, seals, dolphins, and a variety of seabirds. The area is also famous for its red deer, which can often be spotted grazing in the hills and forests. You can take a wildlife watching tour with a local guide or simply explore the countryside on your own, keeping an eye out for any furry or feathered friends along the way.

Historical Sites

Appin has a rich cultural heritage, with a variety of historical sites and monuments waiting to be discovered. One of the most famous is Castle Stalker, a picturesque castle that sits on a small island in Loch Laich. Other notable sites include the ruins of Ardchattan Priory, the Appin Memorial Cairn, and the 15th-century ruins of Achanduin Castle.

Appin is a treasure trove of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural heritage. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or a first-time visitor, you will find plenty to see and do in this enchanting village on the west coast of Scotland. So pack your bags, grab your hiking boots, and come and explore the magic of Appin for yourself!

View of Appin Holiday Homes and Carriage at Creagan
Location of The Carriage at Creagan

Sunset over Loch Creran
Sunset over Loch Creran

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Castle Stalker, Appin

Castle Stalker View CafeCastle Stalker View Cafe

There are plenty of options for eating out including:

  • The Creagan Inn - Family & dog friendly restaurant and bar on Loch Creran a five minute walk offering great locally sourced food for all.
  • The Wee Chip Van offering freshly cooked fish and other delights is situated on site and is open Fri & Sat nights from May - October
  • Castle Stalker View offers great home cooking and baking and its setting overlooking Castle Stalker makes the five minute drive well worth it.
  • The Old Inn at the other end of the village has a reputation for fantastic steaks and fab atmosphere. Another great view of the castle from here.
  • The Pierhouse in Port Appin overlooking Lismore is renowned for its seafood.
  • The Airds Hotel also in Port Appin offers a seasonal dinner menu with a good choice each day and has achieved recommendation in the esteemed Michelin Guide.