Kerrera is a small island off Oban, it only has about 35 inhabitants, and it’s only a few minutes on the small ferry. It’s so unspoilt and peaceful you would think more people would live there but they have a problem with a fresh water supply.
We took a circular walk of the southern part of the island which is marked on the map we got from the ferryman, the paths were rugged but easy enough, if a bit muddy in places. What I loved about Kerrera was the stillness and the silence, apart from bird song.
By this time we were ready for a drink and something to eat so the Tea Gardens were a welcome site, and very popular too, the homemade cakes were delish, I had the carrot cake and OH had the brownie.
I thought the triangular windows of the outbuildings were very quaint, I noticed a ruined cottage with the same windows so it must be the local style.
I saw something hanging from a rocky crag which looked like a dead goat, I will spare you the photo, then just as we were nearing the ferry landing we saw a herd of goats on the beach. One of the locals told me these are wild goats and it’s a rarity to see them so I feel very lucky indeed.
I loved Kerrera and will certainly return, I think the walk was probably about 12 miles as we walked from Oban harbour. Have a look here if you would like further information about Kerrera, the ferry and the walk, it really is a little gem.