A Lismore Wander – Coastline and Castle Coeffin

On a previous visit and circumnavigation of Lismore, I managed to squeeze in some exploration of more of the island than just the coastline by getting up early. That short walk whetted the appetite for a return trip by foot (or bike) to see more.

That time had finally arrived, and starting at the north of the island, we followed a route round the coastline to Port Ramsay and down the west coast to Coeffin Castle.

Along the way we had good views up and down Loch Linnhe, and with a calm sea early on, a single otter was an easy spot among all the geese and other birdlife.

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First glimpse (this visit) of Castle Coeffin

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Short of time, we never managed to visit the island’s museum / cafe or Tirefour Broch, but it means there is plenty to go back for next time and it would be good to get more background to all the ruins we passed along the way.

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