Day trip – Port Appin and the Island of Lismore

A day out from the Guest House started off at Castle Stalker Café for a cuppa, a wander around the gift shop and a few photos of the Castle.

It was back into the car and onto Port Appin.  A little stop off at Jubilee Bridge to take a few more photos. Port Appin was busy with cars parked up so it was a little walk from where we parked.  We walked to the Lighthouse Museum and then a little further to the Village shop for supplies and next door to an excellent craft shop.  All local crafts, either made by the owner or sourced by the owner from local crafters.  A few pieces purchased for the guest house!

At the end of the road is the ferry pier with the Pierhouse Hotel opposite. We opted for a short circular walk rather than a cuppa in the hotel as we were early for the ferry, usually runs every hour.

Behind the Pierhouse Hotel, with the Council carpark on your left there is a dirt track/walking trail taking in part of the shore line, stone archway and great views, (public footpath by Clach Thoull). The walk comes out back at the Lighthouse Museum.

The Lismore ferry is a little passenger ferry, which takes you over to Lismore.  Once over we found a little honesty cake shop.  Lovely lemon drizzle cake we had to try as we wandered down the one very narrow road.  Lismore is just a real relaxing stroll taking in the views.  There are very few cars on the island so a great place to cycle if you have bikes with you.

It took us an hour to walk from the ferry to the small café and small Heritage Museum on the island, but this did involve saying hello to all the baby lambs on the way! You can walk to the end of the island but we were short on time.

We decided to walk back but from the café, it is possible to get a taxi if you are running late and chasing the ferry.