- Outdoor Activities
- Hill Walking & climbing
- Walking Routes
- About Argyll Walking Holidays
- Ardentinny to Carrick Castle Walk
- Beinn Mhor Loch Eck Hill Walk
- Ben Donich Hill Walk
- Cowalfest Walking Festival
- Donich Falls Circular Walk
- Drimsynie Beg to Lettermay hill walk
- Drimsynie Circular Walk
- Dukes Pass with 2 gates Loop Extension
- Loch Eck Walks & Beinn Ruadh
- Ostel Bay Beach Walk
- Steeple Hill Walk
- Toward Walk(s)
- Adventure Sports
- Horse riding
- Sailing, boating and boat hire
- Fishing & game
- PS Waverley
- Arts & Culture
The members who make up the VisitCowal website live and work in Cowal. They are pleased to share their local knowledge by suggesting the walking routes listed on this page. These range from the better known walks in the Arrochar Alps to little gems that perhaps you would not come across during your stay. This is a dynamic listing as new walks are added as members submit their favourites – so be sure to check back. The information is meant to give you an introduction as to what to expect. For more information please buy a local walking guide at the Tourist Information Centre in Dunoon, or follow the link to the owner’s page on this website. From everyone submitting their walk suggestions we hope you enjoy your walking in Cowal.
For some excellent walking information for Cowal, visit the Walk Highlands Website which has detailed information on walks ranging from 2km to 13km and also the 7 stages of the 90km Cowal Way.
The Cowal Way
The Cowal Way is a long distance path of 57 miles which takes in the length of the Cowal Peninsula . It runs from Portavadie on Loch Fyne in the West to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond in the East, climbing to 1800 feet
Cowalfest is a major walking and arts event taking place each year in October. This is a Walking and Arts Festival and is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 80 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders including National Park and Forestry Commission Rangers.
Forests of Dunoon
For some walking with fabulous views yet with easy access to the town of Dunoon, try Dunoon's Forests. The forest landcape is open and bright with many ages of woodland, and thriving bird, animal and plant life. There are a range of walks from 1.7km - 5km but also the Corlarach Loop, a dramatic walk that links the Ardyne and Kilbride car parks and offers several clearly marked route options from 13.9km - 27km. For more information, visit the Forestry Commission Website.
About Argyll offers guided and self-guided walking / hiking holidays in beautiful but undiscovered parts of the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We will take you to quiet, remote corners that can only be reached on foot, enabling you to enjoy the solitude of Scotland's secret places.Find out more
Beinn Mhor Loch Eck Walk
The highest hill above scenic Loch Eck is a steady climb with starting from Glen Massan. Wonderful views to the south over the sea lochs.Find out more