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let's go outside.

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With three - yes, three - golf courses reaching over 40 holes, you’ll be impressed with how Bute exceeds your outdoor activity's expectations. Horse riding, fishing, cycling or even just long blustery beach walks with your pooch, the landscape can take your breath away!

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Take a stroll

Should you fancy some company and a little bit of local knowledge when walking around the island, you can try Bute Ramblers. Part of Ramblers Scotland, they normally have a full programme of walks throughout the year on Saturdays.  A programme of current Saturday walks is detailed on their website blog a few days before.  Anyone is welcome to join for a few walks before becoming a member.

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Take the plunge

Based in the beautiful village of Kilchattan is Kilchattan Bay Kayaking who offer the hire of kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. Opens in June and promises guaranteed fun for everyone. Check out their Facebook for contact details.

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Take a path

Bute is great little island to cycle around.  It offers many cycling opportunities for all levels of skill.  We welcome cyclists from all over the country during our Bute Cycling Festival in September organised by the local group, Bute Wheelers.   You can take an easy pace around the island's roads or perhaps a more challenging route up through the Bute Community Forest at Rhubodach, situated just next to the Colintraive - Rhubodach CalMac Ferry route. Bikes go free on the CalMac ferry.

The Pencil Box

The Pencil Box is a shop unlike any other you have ever experienced.  Nestled away in Ballianlay this lovingly repurposed phone booth offers homemade sweet treats, fresh eggs, a book swap, notelets and cards.  Most importantly this is an honesty shop so cash is required.

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Take a swing

With 3 golf courses on the island you'll never get bored of the challenge or the views! Choose between Rothesay Golf Club, Bute Golf Club or Port Bannatyne Golf Club. Each course offers the players a unique day of golfing on a unique island.

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