Seeing the Argyll on Horseback -- There's no better way to experience the majestic beauty of the moors, Highlands, and headlands in the Argyll area than on horseback. To arrange an outing, contact the Ardfern Riding Centre, Croabh Haven, Loch Gilphead, Argyll (tel. 01852/500-632). A 1-hour ride costs £23, a 2-hour ride £38, and a 4-hour ride (with lunch) £70. In addition to maintaining around 16 horses and a working cattle-and-sheep farm between Oban and Loch Gilphead, the center has a cottage that groups of up to eight equestrians can rent for £220 to £350 per week. The center is open all year, but the best times to go are from May to early June and from September to October.

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