A taste of island life: shepherding
Join us for a unique island experience! On this bespoke day package you will explore Lismore with us by Land Rover, and venture into the wild with local shepherd Arthur, his sheepdog and Shetland sheep.
Arthur is a well known Liosach (=Lismore resident) and started working as a Highland shepherd when he was a young lad. He has been working with sheep and collie dogs ever since and has been gathering sheep on mountains and hills all over Scotland. He is joined by his trusty dogs Misty & Tam he will show you the immense skill required by man and dog to herd sheep through the beautiful landscape of Port a Charrain and the abandoned Weaver's Village.
private TOUR & SHEPHERDING experience
Type: Private Hire only, max 6 passengers
Departure: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Duration: 2-3 hours
Level: All ages and most abilities - some walking or climbing subject to preference - We have 4x4 access to Port a Charrain for those who are less mobile. Sturdy footwear needed for those on foot.
Included: Private tour guide & Land Rover Discovery. Shepherding experience with local shepherd Arthur, his collie dogs and flock of sheep. Tea/Coffee & Home baking. Island maps, use of binoculars, hand sanitiser, step, car seats and off-road buggy for toddlers on request*
£325 for our 2 hour Private Tour + Shepherding, including tea/coffee & home baking.
£225 for Shepherding + Land Rover return trip, incl. tea/coffee & home baking.
Itinerary: Expert local guides Robert or Iris will pick you up from the Port Appin Foot Ferry or Calmac Oban Ferry with their comfortable Land Rover Discovery. All tours are tailor made to your interests and preferences. Choose 2-4 Tour stops listed below. After your bespoke tour we will meet up with Arthur for your shepherding experience (approx 1 hr). Afterwards, why not have a bite to eat at the excellent Isle of Lismore Cafe and visit the Museum and Museum shop at the Heritage Centre? We will book you a table! (Open April-October).
We look forward welcoming you to Lismore!
LAND ROVER TOURS & island adventures
Join expert local guides Robert & Iris for an unforgettable experience on the Isle of Lismore