Regular visitors to The Pierhouse will know that it's easy to jump on the ferry outside the hotel for the 5 minute journey to the isle of Lismore for a day's walking or cycling. What you might not know is that there's an island taxi service which is a great way of bringing all of Lismore within reach for walkers.
Run by Lismore couple Dorothy and John, you can arrange to be picked up from the ferry and taken to the middle of the island. From here there's a tranquil walk past Balnagowan Loch to the Old Mill, Stokers Cottage and a lovely smooth pebbly beach. Or head west to the ruined 13th Century Castle Coeffin with its ancient stone fish trap, visible at low tide. After a look round the Heritage Centre and lunch or afternoon tea in the Lismore Cafe, it's all 'downhill' back to the ferry - or another quick ride in the taxi. A perfect day out!
Book your taxi through Caroline (a Lismore resident) at The Pierhouse Reception.
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