Walking, Fishing

Plan Farm is the perfect location for wanderers and walkers. On leaving your door you can choose to go for the short sharp assent up St Blane's Hill to get magnificent views of the rest of the island, or take a leisurely walk to the beach or perhaps St Blane's Chapel. There are numerous opportunities to choose a different walk, every day, without leaving Plan Farm – indeed we have been here 20 years and still discover new special little places amongst the hills. Don't worry if hiking is not your thing, Brian's 92 year old mother still enjoys her easy 'loop' when she comes to stay. For those visiting Bute especially for the walking, then Plan Farm is the ideal base, being the start of the West Island Way, Scotland's first official island long-distance footpath, opened in 2000 to celebrate the turn of the millenium. The first 8km of the 40km route are on Plan Farm land.

Bute is well known for its fishing opportunities, but it is to the south end and the coast around Plan Farm that the locals come for the best catch. Bring your own equipment, or we can set you up with basic rods and tackle, and point you in the direction of the best fishing spots. Even if you don't catch a fish, you will just love a day spent by the sea enjoying the cliffs and coves of our coastline. During the summer months you will have every chance of catching mackerel or pollock to bring home to the barbeque. Fresh water fishing is also available on our private lochs.