With some of the best scenery in Scotland it is
surprisingly quiet on walks. There has been much recent
work to improve vast areas of forest for walking,
allowing parking and well signposted routes, while
still leaving large areas of challenging routes off
the beaten track. The wildlife is, as you would expect,
outstanding, with regular sightings of golden eagles,
dolphins, otters and seals, to name but a few. Holidays
Argyll can drop and pickup should you wish to do a
one way trip. You might also be interested in Cowalfest,
an event dedicated to walking and arts in the area.
Our local walking group, Kilfinan
Greenways Association, is investing heavily in
local walks and recently many disused footpaths have
been reclaimed, all with spectacular views, some through
the most enchanting woodland. We are at the start
of the Cowal
The latest area to be developed is the Glen Caladh
Estate to the nort-east of Tighnabruaich, which has
a network of enchanting paths weaving through a range
of woodland habitats. There is even a secret lily
In general the moors and hills around the Kyles of
Bute offer coastal and hill walks of varying length
to suit everyone. We don't want to spoil the natural
beauty of the surroundings so while most paths are
properly drained you will need waterproof footwear
for off-road routes.
For more detailed information
visit the local walking group's website.
on the associated printer-friendly
map are the walks in and around Tighnabruaich.