Although the journey time to Craobh from Prestwick or Edinburgh can be up to 4 hours and from Glasgow City about 3 hours, the roads pass through magnificent highland scenery.
The road leaves Loch Lomond at Tarbet and takes the A83 west to Arrochar at the top end of Loch Long, onwards towards Inverary by the old, now much improved military road over the pass where the summit is known as “Rest and be Thankful”. The road descends to sea level again at Cairndow at the top of Loch Fyne, one the longest sea lochs, before travelling south to Inverary. Look out for the Duke of Argyll’s chateau style castle and the pretty little town with its fine buildings. Continuing on the A83 the road is never far from the loch of which there are many good views till Lochgilphead is reached.
This little town is the administrative centre of Argyll. The Crinan canal through to the Atlantic coast starts in the neighbouring town of Ardrishaig and the road to Craobh (A816) at first runs parallel to the canal then passes through the good farm land of Kilmartin glen with 5,000 year old burial mounds and Dunadd hill, the ancient capital of the Scots. From here it is a short journey to first Loch Craignish where Ardfern marina will be seen and a little further on over one last hill, the short side road to Craobh is found.
Craobh offers full marina facilities including diesel, water, gas and chandlery plus a small general shop, pub and restaurant. There is plenty of parking space. Pontoons are fully serviced.