Argyll & the Isles is a scenic delight with its mountains and glens, forests and woodlands, islands and glittering sea lochs - the perfect backdrop for touring the region on foot, two wheels, four wheels or by boat. Yet there is so much more to discover and enjoy ‘Above & Below’ Argyll and our Inner Hebridean islands.
Our marine environment is an ecosystem of international significance with a very diverse coastline and it is home to the first Mission Blue Hope Spot in Scotland and on the UK Mainland. Our celestial - or extra-terrestrial - environment is pretty special too with some of the darkest skies in Europe and the perfect west coast conditions for stunning sunsets.
We have five themed Above & Below trails around the Sound of Jura, Firth of Lorn and Loch Linnhe to help you slow down and discover the magic.
Take to the water to snorkel or wild swim, explore the beach and rock pools at low tide or find the perfect spot to watch the sun slowly set then discover just how dark our skies really are.
These marine and celestial trails are for novices and the more experienced who don’t know the area well, and with key tips on safety and respect - and we have local businesses and organisations here to help each step of the way.
So grab your wetsuit and a mask, or your camera and a flask and explore ‘Above & Below’ Scotland’s Adventure Coast.
Check out our downloadable Above & Below Map and Guide or use our interactive map below.