Day 126 : Tayvallick – Carsaig

I leave Tayvallich by road and walk past a small inland loch, Loch Taynish, to the Taynish Nature Reserve. It is an Atlantic Oak woodland, grassland and bog interdispersed with smaller trees covered in lichens and moss.


They have set up a couple or circular trails and an artistic trail to follow. Down by the lochside I find an old water mill. It was a corn mill which now serves as an outdoor art gallery. The trail and artwork was very interesting to follow.

Down at the remoter end of the peninsular I met Simon who was out walking with his dog. He has a cottage there and relies on a diesel generator for all his power. Sounds OK in summer, could be a bit tricky in winter.


Onwards I go, and at the end of the next peninsular is Keills Chapel. It is a simple rectangular building similar to the one at Kilmory Knap Chapel I had passed a few days ago. There is a 2 metre high stone cross that stands outside the chapel.


Carsaig Bay sits just to the west Tayvallick with great views to the Isle of Jura. It has a sandy beach and  a few boats. Some of the look as if they will never be sailed in again.


Argyll has quite an artistic community, they produce an art map of the area. The reason is to support and promote art work in the area. Whilst walking I have passed places where you see a flag with a red dot in it. This is let you know that it may be a studio, gallery or display and you are welcome to come and look.