Autumn in Argyll
Autumn in Argyll
Are you ready for early-bird dusks, clear skies and morning coffees? Argyll is one of the most perfect places to enjoy autumn in all its glory. From crunchy leaves to the crisp mountain air, it’s the perfect place for your autumn break away.
If you want to spend your holiday basking in the crisp air of autumn, you’ve come to the right place! Argyll is bountiful with fresh green spaces; surrounded by woodland, loch and mountain. And there are plenty of local attractions you can head to for a day out. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry. We’ve made the to-do list for you.
Mighty mountains and Munros
Outdoor fanatics who like to get up-close and personal with nature have a great time around Argyll with its many mountains and Munros. Neighbouring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, you’ll find plenty to challenge yourself to. The Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan Ridge Path is just near Arrochar, and being one of the most well-loved Munros, Ben Lomond offers extremely rewarding views at the top - across the gorgeous vast stretch of Loch Lomond.
If you’re more of a climber than a hiker, add The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) to your list. Right at the top of Loch Lomond, The Cobbler is renowned for its rock climbing and brilliant views. Not too far from that is Ben More, the highest peak in Argyll! So if you’re up for a challenge, look no further. And all under 40 minutes from our Loch Lomond Holiday Park.
A wee spot of scotch is a great way to warm up during autumn - and if Argyll is short of anything, it certainly isn’t whisky distilleries! Time among the barrels is a great way to spend a chilly afternoon. Nestled beneath a steep cliff that overlooks Oban, and as one of Scotland's oldest sources of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Oban Distillery is definitely a must-see. And it’s only a 24-minute drive from our Loch Awe Holiday Park!
Best fishing spots
For the keen anglers amongst you who enjoy a little time out on the loch - a fishing rod in one hand and a flask of tea in the other - you’ll be glad to know that Argyll is an angler’s paradise. The River Goil - local to Drimsynie Estate - has both salmon and sea trout runs, perfect for those peaceful sessions on the water.
Near Hunters Quay, we have the Dunoon Reservoir, which is 5 acres long and stocked with plenty of Rainbow Trout! To find out more about the best fishing spots in and around Argyll, read our blog about Fishing in Argyll.
Get closer to nature
Each having their own beautiful corner of Argyll, our parks are surrounded by incredibly scenic woodland, mountains and lochs. As you can imagine, this looks especially beautiful in autumn. And we encourage you all to get up-close and personal with the gorgeous Argyll landscape this season, be it with a scenic stroll, leisurely bike ride or a more adrenaline-fuelled adventure.
If you don’t know where to start, at Drimsynie Estate our local experts can help you see the best of Argyll both by land - and water! From Guided Walks to Canoe Safaris to Gorge Walking - we’ve got all the ingredients for a recipe of fun, laughter and unforgettable memories.
Rainy day activities
And don’t worry if the weather isn’t looking too smart one afternoon, rest assured you won’t be stuck inside twiddling your thumbs.
Our holiday villages at Hunters Quay and Drimsynie Estate Village have loads for all ages to do - many indoors so you always have a plan B! Wee ones can get stuck into bookable activities from our climbing wall to Go Aqua Run and there’s never-ending fun at Rusty’s Playhouse. The pool complete with sauna and steam room plus gym means you can relax or get a workout in to suit your mood. Drimsynie also boasts a luxury spa. Both Hunters Quay and Drimsynie have a great range of eating options with restaurants, takeaways and bars at each, and after the sun goes down you can enjoy evening entertainment for all ages.
But possibly the best part about autumn is being inside and cosying up after a day in the cold! With our well-equipped, comfortable and contemporary choices of accommodation, you can simply enjoy a lazy day beneath a blanket, hot chocolate in hand, watching your favourite Halloween films. Or even enjoy the beauty of autumn in Argyll from the comfort and warmth of your hot tub… You’ll surely sleep like a baby, well rested enough to wake up and do it all again tomorrow!