Walking - from sea to summit

From gentle coastal wanders to snow-covered Munros, our guests love their days out walking....and take beautiful photos to boot.

For walkers this Easter, basing yourself at The Pierhouse in Port Appin gives you the best of both worlds. At sea level – around Port Appin and on the isle of Lismore – the terrain is undulating and gentle, lambs are appearing in the fields, daffodils are bravely opening up as do the panaromic views up and down the Lynn of Lorne. While signs of spring are everywhere on the coast, it’s still winter walking conditions in the nearby Munros with snowy tops and breathtaking, pristine views all around. Recent Pierhouse guests kindly shared their walking photos with us – from sea to summit.

Walking on the isle of Lismore

Coastal walking on the isle of Lismore

Mr & Mrs Hawson spent time exploring Lismore on foot during their recent stay at the hotel. On an early day in March, our guests experienced weather that resembled four seasons in one day but produced stunning photos with views north, south, east and west. Reaching no more than 127m at its highest point, the walking on Lismore is gentle yet deeply rewarding. Whether you wander inland or walk above and around the coastline, the island reveals stunning views at every turn – to Shuna island, towards the hills of Ballachulish, to Kingairloch & Morvern and over to Appin Rocks and Port Appin’s own Lighthouse.

Snow-clad Munros

‍Beinn a Bheithir at Ballachulish

Mr & Mrs Watchman took to the hills earlier this month and said to us “Thank you for a lovely stay recently. We really like your hotel and the people who work there. You asked if I could send some photos from our hikes in the Appin hills, so here are some that bring back special memories for me.”

Our guests tackled the Munros closest to the hotel. Beinn Fhionnlaidh which means Finlay’s Hill is accessed from nearby Glen Creran. At 959m high and with a 6km ridge to the summit, the views from the top to the north and east are simply stunning, especially in snowy conditions. On another day, Beinn a'Bheithir (Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill) forms a stunning snowclad curving ridge – perfect for experienced winter walkers. From the top of the Hill of the Thunderbolt with its two Munros (1024 and 1001 metres), the view beautifully captured by Mr & Mrs Watchman is of Loch Linnhe towards the island of Lismore and (out of view) The Pierhouse.

Many thanks to our guests for sharing their walking photos with us - we look forward to hearing more walking stories throughout the year.

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