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Oban and Mull vs Glenfinnan viaduct, Cullen MOor and Cairngmore National Park

Please help me decide.  I am travelling with elderly person, who can only walk about 2km on relatively flat tracks (no or very short and gentle gradient/slope).  We like beautiful scenery, quaint towns and meeting locals.   We will be arriving in Edinburgh on 22 Sep and departing from Glasgow on 29 Sep.  WE are planning on renting a car.

Option 1 Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Oban, and Isle of Mull. 
Option 2 Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Glenfinnan viaduct, Cullen moor, Cairngmore National Park. 
Option 3 ???

What route is likely to create the most awe-inspiring memories? 


  • FunkyEllas_TravelFunkyEllas_Travel VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
    If your companion can manage the ferry then heading to Oban then onto Mull, via Glencoe would be amazing. Glencoe has lots of walks so you can just choose how far to walk when you get there, you'll still see the fantastic scenery no matter how far you walk. Oban is reasonably flat, around the promenade, and you'll be able to get parked no bother. For option 2 do you mean Culloden Moor? This is also relatively flat but does involve first walking around the centre then out onto the field but you don't have to walk far, you could sit on one of the benches to rest etc. I think option one sounds best, the drive through Rannoch Moor and Glencoe is outstanding and Oban and Mull are stunning.  
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