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18th September 2017

Introduction to The Cowal Way & Cowalfest 2017!

There are lots of beautiful walks in Argyll, but The Cowal Way covers the complete Peninsula! Taking you from Portavadie, located on Loch Fyne, to the idyllic spot of Inveruglas, located on the shore of Loch Lomond! Want to explore Scotland’s west coast? Walking The Cowal Way will your best option.

Look out for our new Cowal Way walk coming in 2018! Not only does the Cowal Peninsula have beautiful surroundings, there is so much to do. From the upcoming Cowalfest in October to exploring Benmore Botanic Gardens!

The Route

loch fyne

Portavadie is a lovely village on Loch Fyne!

One of the best walks in Argyll, The Cowal Way is not something to miss out on! The route begins in the Loch Fyne village of Portavadie. Here you can stay in a range of luxury accommodation and even experience some lovely spa treatments! Continuing the next point in the walk is Tighnabruiach, an ideal place for cycling. The route ends up in the Lochgoilhead/Arrochar area! A more well-known part of Argyll and Bute, there is so much history in this part of Scotland.

Ready for an adventure?

row boat scotland loch

Try out some new water sports!

This part of Scotland is particularly known for the range of outdoor activities you can take part in! When you walk The Cowal Way next year with EasyWays, expect perfect conditions for water sports and the best terrain for cycling. At each part of your route, why not try a new activity? Pack your trip with new experiences! Relax at the scenic golf courses or take time to go shore side horse riding.

Experience amazing nature!

finish walks in Argyll with a trip to benmore

The Benmore Botanic Gardens is really worth a trip!

Located on the Cowal Peninsula, just outside Dunoon, is Benmore Botanic Gardens! Set in a mountainside location, the 120 acre gardens has a beautiful variety of world famous plants. Why not see for yourself from the 450ft viewpoint? A great way to relax at one point throughout your Cowal Way experience.

Cowalfest 2017!

Also, one of the most anticipated events in the area is Cowalfest. From the 6th to the 15th of October, Cowalfest is 10 days of walks and activity tasters which cover Cowal arts, heritage, folklore and more! Organised for all ages and abilities, the festival is one of the largest, of its kind, in Scotland. The different events are led by experts, a perfect way to delve deeper into walks in Argyll and Scottish culture!

Walks in Argyll: What to know!

views to loch fyne from strachur

Beautiful views along the shore of Loch Fyne! The Cowal Way route.

How to get there! To reach Portavadie, the easiest way is to travel by train from Glasgow to Gourock, crossing the water to Dunoon by ferry!

How long is The Cowal Way? The walk is 57 miles long!

What is the terrain like? The route is mostly involves coastal, forestry and moor terrain. Which can be completed in 3 to 5 days.

If our information about the Cowal Way has sparked an interest in walking with EasyWays, check out our last post! We like to keep our customers up to date with the latest walking news.

The Cowal Way is coming soon to EasyWays in 2018! If you would like to know more about our other walks, like the West Highland Way, contact us!

Andrew Fernie and Easyways have been providing excellent expert advice and services since 1996 to walkers who want to explore more of the wonderful scenery and history throughout Scotland and Europe.