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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.

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Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor (657m)
1 | Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor (657m)
Friday 5th October | 09:30
Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor. Walking through woodland up a forestry track we head up a steep... View Details »
Social Walk: Loch Fyne Shore
2 | Social Walk: Loch Fyne Shore
Friday 5th October | 09:35
Social Walk: Loch Fyne Shore. A mostly level, linear walk, with one gradual ascent through woodland... 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
Bishop's Glen to Innellan via Kilbride Hill NEWThis linear route heads through Bishop's... View Details »
Kilmarnock Hill  (415m)  NEW
6 | Kilmarnock Hill (415m) NEW
Saturday 6th October | 10.00
Kilmarnock Hill (415m) NEWFrom Ardyne car park we climb a steep hill to the forest road, which... View Details »
Beinn Mhor to Benmore Gardens*
11 | Beinn Mhor to Benmore Gardens*
Sunday 7th October | 09:15
Beinn Mhor (Glen Massan) to Benmore Gardens** Free optional CF return transport from Dunoon, (see... View Details »
Social: Strone to Benmore Woodland Walk  NEW
12 | Social: Strone to Benmore Woodland Walk NEW
Sunday 7th October | 10.00
Social Walk: Strone to Benmore Woodland Walk NEW Cowalfest transport from Benmore Gardens to take... View Details »
Carrick Castle to Ardentinny
17 | Carrick Castle to Ardentinny
Monday 8th October | 9:45
Carrick Castle to Ardentinny. CowalFest transport from Ardentinny meeting point to walk start, (30... View Details »
Benmore to Dunoon
19 | Benmore to Dunoon
Monday 8th October | 10:30
Benmore to Dunoon. A linear walk starting from Benmore Gardens which follows the River Eachaig to... View Details »
Cowal Way 4  Strachur to Lochgoilhead*   NEW
22 | Cowal Way 4 Strachur to Lochgoilhead* NEW
Tuesday 9th October | 10:15
Cowal Way 4 Strachur to Lochgoilhead* NEW* Free optional CF return transport from Dunoon, (see... View Details »
Benmore to Strone.
23 | Benmore to Strone.
Tuesday 9th October | 10.30
Benmore to StroneA linear walk starting from Benmore Gardens through mature forest and Pucks Glen... 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
Glen Kin to Sandbank* NEW * Free CF outward transport available from Dunoon. (see below for... View Details »
Ben Ruadh   NEW
27 | Ben Ruadh NEW
Wednesday 10th October | 09:30
Ben Ruadh NEWA circular walk starting through the lovely Kilmun Arboretum, we follow the... View Details »
Overnight at Mark Bothy
28 | Overnight at Mark Bothy
Wednesday 10th October | 10:30
Overnight at Mark Bothy. 10/11 OctoberAn opportunity to experience bothy life for one night in the... View Details »
Ascent of Barr Liath
29 | Ascent of Barr Liath
Wednesday 10th October | 10:30
Ascent of Barr LiathA guided climb of Barr Liath with views over Cowal, Bute and Arran. Well... View Details »
Cruach Neuran
31 | Cruach Neuran
Thursday 11th October | 09:30
Cruach Neuran. Starting with a long, gentle ascent beside an aqueduct to a forestry road, after... View Details »
Cowal Way 1 Portavadie to Kames    NEW*
32 | Cowal Way 1 Portavadie to Kames NEW*
Thursday 11th October | 10:30
Cowal Way 1 Portavadie to Kames NEW * Free optional CF return transport from Dunoon, (see below for... View Details »
Ardyne to Buachailean   NEW
33 | Ardyne to Buachailean NEW
Thursday 11th October | 10:45
Ardyne to Buachailean NEWWalk starts on good forestry tracks, some of which may be muddy. Gradual... View Details »
Cnoc Coinnich   NEW
36 | Cnoc Coinnich NEW
Friday 12th October | 10:00
Cnoc Coinnich NEWCnoc Coinnich was recently promoted to a Corbett. Following the Cowal Way through... View Details »
 From Hill to Shore,  Strathlachlan Forest*    NEW
37 | From Hill to Shore, Strathlachlan Forest* NEW
Friday 12th October | 10:30
From Hill to Shore, Strathlachlan Forest* NEW* Free optional return transport to start from Dunoon,... View Details »
Social Walk:  Kilmun Church to Blairmore Pier   NEW
38 | Social Walk: Kilmun Church to Blairmore Pier NEW
Friday 12th October | 10:30
Social Walk: Kilmun Church to Blairmore Pier NEW Walking along forest roads, the trail rises... View Details »
 
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