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CowalFest Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 27th - 29th September 2019

New dates for CowalFest in 2019.

Due to financial and organisational problems, Cowalfest are offering three days of hill and trail walks on the 27th, 28th, and 29th September, 2019, to tie in with Dunoon Presents Outdoor Festival.

This is a new event covering many different outdoor activities around Dunoon and Cowal. With Dunoon Presents promotional expertise and experience, we hope to reach many new walkers, as well as welcoming the return of regular attendees.

For this year only we are looking at offering 3/4 walks per day of varying levels/abilities.

The outline walk pregramme is as follows:

Friday, 27th September 2019

1. Kilmarnock Hill to Dunoon with transport to walk start. This is a rare opportunity to traverse the less accessible Hills on the Cowal Penninsula. For serious walkers.

2. Clan Lamont Heritage walk through the grounds of the Old Lamont Estate with a visit to the Clan Museum at Inverchaolain. For medium level walkers.

3. Afternoon walk. Glen Massan Loop around the forest tracks with nice views of our remotest Glen. Easier level walk.

Saturday, 28th September 2019

4. Beinn Mhor to Benmore with transport to and from walk start/finish. Climb Cowal’s highest mountain from Glen Massan valley following the ridge to descend down to Benmore Gardens. Serious walkers only.

5. Rumbling Bridge to Dunoon. Transport to walk start and then leisurely walk along the lower hills with views over the Firth of Clyde. For medium level walkers.

6. Afternoon event. Social walk around Innellan with our local Historian an opportunity to learn about the social history of our large village. Easy level walk.

7. Kilbride Hill Loop A leisurely walk over waymarked forest roads and paths above Dunoon where the original reservoirs were sighted. Medium level walkers.

Sunday, 29th September 2019

8. Cnoc Coinnich Hill. A stunning mountain climb to summit of our newest Corbett above Lochgoilhead with transport to start. Serious walkers only.

9. Afternoon walk. Pucks Glen to Benmore. Explore one of Cowals most well known gorge walks exploring some of Benmores forest tracks. Medium level walkers.

10. Firth of Clyde Shore walk. Social walk along the paved footpath from Dunoon to Innellan shore returning by public transport.

Cowal Events Map for location of walks and events
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