Cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont whizzed through Port Appin on the 1st day of his #Wild About Argyll trip. He cycled the Caledonia Way from Oban to Portnacroish to Port Appin, passing iconic Castle Stalker. The crew enjoyed a quick cuppa at Seafood Trail member, The Pierhouse Hotel. With the help of Alistair from Appin Boat Tours, Mark then headed to Lismore for some more cycling, visiting an iron-age broch. Then it was back to the mainland to cycle the rest of the Appin Loop on the NCN78 cycle route across Loch Creran and into Sutherland's Grove, up over Glen Sallach and round by Loch Etive cutting across to the foot of Ben Lora and back to Oban.
Mark's epic journey, which began in Oban on 24 July 2016, will see him travelling across the islands and around Argyll’s stunning coastline. Mark will travel through all of Argyll, Kintyre, Bute, Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, Cowal, Inveraray and Oban. Island jaunts include Tiree, Coll, Mull, Jura & Islay and Colonsay. Mark will experience the very best of Argyll's adventure activities and get involved in running, cycling, wild swimming, kayaking and horse-riding. Mark will arrive back in Oban on the 3rd of August where he will host ‘Around the World and back to Argyll’ – an evening of adventure, sharing short films and photography from around the world and back home to Scotland and Argyll. The following morning he will complete this epic tour by flying to Colonsay to bag the MacPhies – 22 peaks over 300 feet.
Look out for Mark and the #WildAboutArgyll tour in other Seafood Trail destinations - he'll be in Kintyre on 29-30 July and Loch Fyne on 2-3 August.