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Countryside Walks

Mountaintops to reach, lochs to view, and glens to traverse.

You will find a large range of walks here from Cowal's highest peak, Beinn Mhor, to sections of the Cowal Way long distance path, to charming woodland meanders, where you just might spot red squirrels and deer.

Check out the new Social walks for those who prefer the pace a little slower with more time to survey the scenery, and have a bite to eat at a local hostelry.

Walks with * by title offer optional inclusive return transport from Dunoon

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Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor (657m)
1 | Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor (657m)
Friday 5th October | 09:30
Walking through woodland up a forestry track we head up a steep section of rough ground with no... View Details »
Social Walk: Loch Fyne Shore
2 | Social Walk: Loch Fyne Shore
Friday 5th October | 09:35
A mostly level, linear walk, with one gradual ascent through woodland trails, along the southern... View Details »
Bishop's Glen to Innellan via Kilbride Hill  NEW
5 | Bishop's Glen to Innellan via Kilbride Hill NEW
Saturday 6th October | 09.15
This linear route heads through Bishop's Glen using forest tracks and trails, taking some... View Details »
Kilmarnock Hill  (415m)  NEW
6 | Kilmarnock Hill (415m) NEW
Saturday 6th October | 10.00
From Ardyne car park we climb a steep hill to the forest road, which continues with a gentle... View Details »
Beinn Mhor to Benmore Gardens*
11 | Beinn Mhor to Benmore Gardens*
Sunday 7th October | 09:15
CowalFest transport to start at Glen Masson road end. Flat walk for 1 mile along forestry road then... View Details »
Social: Strone to Benmore Woodland Walk  NEW
12 | Social: Strone to Benmore Woodland Walk NEW
Sunday 7th October | 10.00
A linear walk leaving Strone along a forest path with lovely views over the Holy Loch, continuing... View Details »
Carrick Castle to Ardentinny
17 | Carrick Castle to Ardentinny
Monday 8th October | 9:45
Starting at Carrick Castle, a 15C tower house on the western shore of Loch Goil, this linear walk... View Details »
Benmore to Dunoon
19 | Benmore to Dunoon
Monday 8th October | 10:30
A linear walk starting from Benmore Gardens which follows the River Eachaig to Balagowan, before... View Details »
Cowal Way 4  Strachur to Lochgoilhead*   NEW
22 | Cowal Way 4 Strachur to Lochgoilhead* NEW
Tuesday 9th October | 10:15
SORRY WALK FULLY BOOKEDThis is a challenging linear walk rising gradually to 350 metres with a... View Details »
Benmore to Strone.
23 | Benmore to Strone.
Tuesday 9th October | 10.30
A linear walk starting from Benmore Gardens through mature forest and Pucks Glen to the ridge... View Details »
Glen Kin to Sandbank via the Camel's Hump*  NEW
26 | Glen Kin to Sandbank via the Camel's Hump* NEW
Wednesday 10th October | 09:15
First part of walk is a circular around secluded Glen Kin, which is part of the historical... View Details »
Ben Ruadh   NEW
27 | Ben Ruadh NEW
Wednesday 10th October | 09:30
A circular walk starting through the lovely Kilmun Arboretum, we follow the undulating forest track... View Details »
Overnight at Mark Bothy
28 | Overnight at Mark Bothy
Wednesday 10th October | 10:30
Sorry this walk cancelled due to lack of booking received. 24 hour notice required.An opportunity... View Details »
Ascent of Barr Liath
29 | Ascent of Barr Liath
Wednesday 10th October | 10:30
A guided climb of Barr Liath with views over Cowal, Bute and Arran. Well behaved dogs welcome.... View Details »
Cruach Neuran
31 | Cruach Neuran
Thursday 11th October | 09:30
Starting with a long, gentle ascent beside an aqueduct to a forestry road, after half a mile we... View Details »
Cowal Way 1 Portavadie to Kames    NEW*
32 | Cowal Way 1 Portavadie to Kames NEW*
Thursday 11th October | 10:30
This is an easier, undulating section of the Cowal Way, through fields, broad-leaved woods, and... View Details »
Ardyne to Buachailean   CANCELLED
33 | Ardyne to Buachailean CANCELLED
Thursday 11th October | 10:45
CANCELLED 10/08/2018 DUE TO FORESTRY OPERATIONS REMOVING DISEASED LARCH TREES - APOLOGIES.HOPEFULLY... View Details »
Cnoc Coinnich   NEW
36 | Cnoc Coinnich NEW
Friday 12th October | 10:00
Following the Cowal Way through the forest to the open hill, we head up to the Coillessan bealach,... View Details »
From Hill to Shore,  Strathlachlan Forest*    NEW
37 | From Hill to Shore, Strathlachlan Forest* NEW
Friday 12th October | 10:30
Starting inland at 245 metres, the route takes you along wide forest roads descending to the shores... View Details »
Social Walk:  Kilmun Church to Blairmore Pier   NEW
38 | Social Walk: Kilmun Church to Blairmore Pier NEW
Friday 12th October | 10:30
Walking along forest roads, the trail rises gradually running parallel to the coastal road,... View Details »
 
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