Holidays Argyll

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 Way.

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 pond.

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.

Shown on the associated printer-friendly map are the walks in and around Tighnabruaich.

The West Kyle