A more relaxing day enjoying coastal pursuits and walks
From Inveraray head West to Lochgilphead and here you need to decide if you are heading South towards Campletown and the many ferry routes to the Isles of Gigha, Islay, Jura and Colonsay. This is the Mull of Kintyre which sits on the edge of the Gulf Stream and offers wonderful white sand beaches (Dunaverty) and ruins of medieval castles.
Heading North towards Oban direct (1 hour) and here you can catch ferries to Mull, Coll and Tiree. You can also take day trips on the ferries. On route there are some lovely places away from the main road, the first being to head towards the sea and visit Crinan. At Crinan you can take a steep walk through the oak woods to Castle Dounie and take in the amazing views down the Sound of Jura. Sometimes it is possible to see Ben Nevis in the North.
From Crinan head up to Ardfern, a lovely boating community with a great pub and camping, or take the road over the hill and camp at Croabh Haven, a tasteful modern marina again with a great pub. These villages are vibrant and active all year round and there are plenty of walks and opportunities for boat trips, kayaking, swimming, sailing and more.