Leaving Oban it is time to go inland again, along the shores of Lock Linnhe for 25 miles to Corran. There a regular ferry crosses the Linnhe to the Ardnamurchan peninsular.
If you like isolation then this is it. If you like peace and tranquility
in a truly rugged setting then this is it. If you like single track roads with passing places often descending to narrow single track roads with even fewer passing places then welcome to Valhalla.
Arriving from the Corran ferry and going clockwise I
first turned left to go to Fishnish and the Mull ferry. I did not want to go to Mull, just to get views of it. Most of the way there all I had views of were rolling mists, the ferry was not running anyway due to storm force winds, Mull was invisible. The severe
weather warning for torrential rain and high winds was living up to it's promise.
The only way is up, and up is West, across the peninsular to Ardnamurchan point, the Lighthouse and the most Westerly point of the United Kingdom mainland.
35 miles of mostly single track twisting road, what would have been hell had their been traffic (but fortunately no one else was daft enough to be on the road) open sea was finally reached at Glenborrodale. There is an RSPB visitor centre there but it
was closed, all the birds evidently having been grounded by the winds, but it is worth a stop in normal climatic conditions.