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Discover Cowal’s HeritageDiscover Cowal’s Heritage
Added: 07 Aug 2018
Are you fascinated by the past? Do you have an interest in the Scottish clans, or perhaps the history of local people and places, or ever wondered how the rocks were formed underneath our feet? Then CowalFest has walks with experienced guides just for you.
Discover Dunoon’s Stone Heritage with geologist Julian Hill, with a look at our old buildings from a geological perspective. Or listen to the stories about Clan Lamont while walking along beautiful Loch Scriven. Visit old Castle Lachlan, and Kilmorie Chapel, (the burial place of MacLachlan clan chiefs), alongside Loch Fyne, which includes transport from Dunoon. Or stroll around Strachur village and discover it’s history, as part of the Pilgrimage route of Faith in Cowal.
How to improve your photosHow to improve your photos
Added: 31 Jul 2018
Do you enjoy taking images of breathtaking scenery in glorious Autumn colours? Why not combine a leisurely walk with advice on how to take great images from a professional. Archie Reid, of Fynephotography, is offering advice and assistance while you walk at a leisurely pace around a level area of Glenbranter woodland by the River Chur. Check out walk number 24, Tuesday, 9th October on our website
Are you up for a challenge?Are you up for a challenge?
Added: 26 Jul 2018
The Cowal Peninsula may be missing a Munro, but there are plenty of challenging peaks for the more able, experienced walkers. New for 2018 on Friday, 12th October is Cnoc Coinnich, recently promoted to a Corbett at 763.5 metres. Led by experienced guide Nigel Scriven, and starting from the lochside village of Lochgoilhead, the route traverses part of the Cowal Way, then continues over open hill along the north ridge to the summit. The rewards are stunning 360 degree views and a sense of achievement. Are you ready to take up the challenge?
Join us for a Social WalkJoin us for a Social Walk
Added: 26 Jul 2018
CowalFest offers many types of walks, and already the new Social Walks are proving very popular. Loch Fyne Shore, (Walk 2), was our most popular walk of 2017, and inspired the idea of more social walks for 2018. A gentle, linear route along the upper, southern shore of beautiful Loch Fyne from St. Catherine’s to Cairndow, with the opportunity to view the eight sided Kilmorich Parish Church, and have lunch/snacks at an inn, before getting the bus back to the start. Come and join us.
Bookings rolling in - don’t be disappointedBookings rolling in - don’t be disappointed
Added: 12 Jul 2018
Bookings are coming in fast for the Cowal Walking Festival. Most popular so far: Cowal Way 1 Portavadie to Tighnabruich, From Hill to Shore Strathlachlan Forest, and the social walks.

A bonus for 2018 - check out our walks that are offering all-inclusive, return transport from Dunoon to the start, such as the Lachlan Bay Heritage Walk over the weekend, 6/7 October, and Cowal Way 4 Strachur to Lochgoilhead on Tuesday, 9 October. Places are limited.
CowalFest 2018 website live  for bookingsCowalFest 2018 website live for bookings
Added: 20 Jun 2018
Friday 5 - Friday 12 October 2018

There are fourteen new walks, including mountain climbs, and woodland wanders. We continue to offer old favourites too. Check out our new Social walks, for those who enjoy a more leisurely pace. They feature refeshments at inns/cafes either during, or at the end of the walk.

Walk/talks include popular geologist Julian Hill looking at Dunoon buildings; professional photographer Archie Reid offers advice on taking stunning images; and Kilfinnan Community offer a walk guided in Gaelic.

October may seem far away, but many of our popular, linear walks quickly book up due to limited transport. Don’t be dissapointed!

Check out our reviewed prices. Walk/talks are particularly good value for money. We even offer four free events.

So much to enjoy!
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