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Countryside Walks

There are a wide range of walks offering everything for all ages: all levels of fitness and interests whether you're a hardy hill walker, a heritage buff, a family group, a wildlife fan or someone who likes to be busy and learn new skills on holiday - you will find a wealth of walks and events to fill your days and evenings during Cowalfest.

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Cruach Neuran NEW
1 | Cruach Neuran NEW
Friday 6th October | 09:30
NEW. Cruach Neuran. Starting with a long, gentle ascent beside an aqueduct to a forestry road, we... View Details »
Carrick Castle to Ardentinny
2 | Carrick Castle to Ardentinny
Friday 6th October | 9:45
Carrick Castle to Ardentinny. This linear walk from Carrick Castle, a 15C 64ft tower house on the... View Details »
Creagan Mor from Benmore
6 | Creagan Mor from Benmore
Saturday 7th October | 9:30
Creagon Mor from Benmore. A steady hill walk through Benmore and up onto rough, open ground to... View Details »
Fearnoch Chapel NEW
8 | Fearnoch Chapel NEW
Saturday 7th October | 10:00
NEW Fearnoch Chapel. A short walk on defined path to visit the remains of Fearnoch Chapel. Steep in... View Details »
Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor
12 | Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor
Sunday 8th October | 09:30
Ardentinny to Creachan Mhor. Walking through woodland to a forestry track we head up the hill to... View Details »
The Coffin Route
13 | The Coffin Route
Sunday 8th October | 9:30
The Coffin Route. Follow this historic route across the Cowal Peninsula. Starting with a forest... View Details »
Toward to Bishops Glen
15 | Toward to Bishops Glen
Sunday 8th October | 10:40
Toward to Bishop’s Glen. Beginning this year by Toward lighthouse, we walk along farm and... View Details »
Loch Fyne Shore NEW
19 | Loch Fyne Shore NEW
Monday 9th October | 09:35
NEW Loch Fyne Shore. A mostly level, linear walk, with a few short inclines, through woodland... View Details »
Kilmun Ridge
21 | Kilmun Ridge
Monday 9th October | 10:15
Kilmun Ridge. A strenuous but rewarding walk from Gairletter Caravan Park on the shores of Loch... View Details »
Glen Masson to Glen Lean
22 | Glen Masson to Glen Lean
Tuesday 10th October | 09:00
Glen Masson to Glen Lean. A linear walk on forestry roads with some inclines. Lovely views over... View Details »
Benmore to Strone via Pucks Glen
23 | Benmore to Strone via Pucks Glen
Tuesday 10th October | 09:45
Benmore to Strone via Pucks Glen. Experience the delights of Puck’s Glen and the open hill... View Details »
Cowal Way – Inveruglas to Ardgartan
24 | Cowal Way – Inveruglas to Ardgartan
Tuesday 10th October | 10:30
NEW Cowal Way – Inveruglas to Ardgartan. Starting at one end of the Cowal Way at Loch Lomond,... View Details »
Overnight at Mark Bothy
26 | Overnight at Mark Bothy
Wednesday 11th October | 10:00
Overnight at Mark Bothy. Woodland and hill walk from one sea loch to another. An opportunity to... View Details »
Benmore to Dunoon
29 | Benmore to Dunoon
Wednesday 11th October | 10:30
Benmore to Dunoon. This linear walk starting at Benmore Gardens follows the River Eachaig to... View Details »
Benmore Riverside Loops
30 | Benmore Riverside Loops
Wednesday 11th October | 11:00
Benmore Riverside Loops. Relaxing river walk along the banks of the rivers Massan and Eachaig on... View Details »
Sidhean Sluaigh – The Fairy Knowe NEW
32 | Sidhean Sluaigh – The Fairy Knowe NEW
Thursday 12th October | 10:00
NEW Sidhean Sluaigh – The Fairy Knowe. A forest road leads up the south side of Gleann Dubh... View Details »
Cowal Way: Ormidale Lodge to Tighnabruich NEW
33 | Cowal Way: Ormidale Lodge to Tighnabruich NEW
Thursday 12th October | 10:00
NEW Cowal Way: Ormidale Lodge to Tighnabruaich. Starting at the turn-off on the A8003 for Ormidale... View Details »
Strone Hill
34 | Strone Hill
Thursday 12th October | 10:30
Strone Hill. A moderate walk but strenuous in places, initially on forest tracks, then on partially... View Details »
Gortanansaig Farm, Toward, to Dunoon
36 | Gortanansaig Farm, Toward, to Dunoon
Friday 13th October | 9:50
Gortanansaig to Dunoon. Starting at Gortanansaig Farm, near Port Lamont, we follow forestry roads... View Details »
Newton Hill and Fyne Ales Brewery
37 | Newton Hill and Fyne Ales Brewery
Friday 13th October | 10:00
Newton Hill and Fyne Ales Brewery. Easy walking up the west side of Glen Fyne, past the power... View Details »
Harry Lauder Glenbranter Memorial Walk
38 | Harry Lauder Glenbranter Memorial Walk
Friday 13th October | 10:30
Harry Lauder Glenbranter Memorial Walk. Once part of Harry Lauder’s estate, Glenbranter... View Details »
Two Lochs
40 | Two Lochs
Saturday 14th October | 09:10
Two Lochs. A mostly moderate walk but fairly strenuous in parts on forestry paths and roads. An... View Details »
Ormidale Circular NEW
41 | Ormidale Circular NEW
Saturday 14th October | 10:00
NEW Ormidale Circular. Leaving the Clachan of Glendaruel we cross the historic Wade bridge heading... View Details »
Beinn Mhor to Benmore Gardens
44 | Beinn Mhor to Benmore Gardens
Sunday 15th October | 09:30
Beinn Mhor (Glen Massan) to Benmore Gardens. A strenuous linear walk to Beinn Mhor summit, (741... View Details »
Hell’s Glen to Lochgoilhead NEW
45 | Hell’s Glen to Lochgoilhead NEW
Sunday 15th October | 10:30
NEW Hell’s Glen to Lochgoilhead. This is a linear route in a wilder, more remote part of... View Details »
Whistlefield to Invernoaden, Harry Lauder Memorial
46 | Whistlefield to Invernoaden, Harry Lauder Memorial
Sunday 15th October | 1200
Whistlefield to Invernoaden, Harry Lauder Memorial. A scenic walk on good forest tracks above Loch... View Details »
 
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