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Walking Crinan Canal Walk ( Download : )
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Crinan Canal Walk
distance 9.22mi Vertical gain +164ft Vertical drop -164ft Durée 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

A linear walk along “Britain’s most beautiful shortcut”: the Crinan Canal, Argyll. Starting at the Crinan Basin, the walk takes you to the Cairnbaan Hotel along a tarmac footpath/cycle track, making for very easy walking. Watch the Locks being opened and closed and wave to the people on-board the passing yachts.

Walking Luss Heritage Trail ( Download : )
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Luss Heritage Trail
distance 1.43mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

An easy walk around the pretty conservation village of Luss, famous for having been the setting for the successful TV soap ‘High Road’. This walk encompasses it’s sandy beach, the Luss Water and a quiet woodland containing remnants of a former slate quarry.

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Isle of Mull Coast to Coast Circular
distance 7.83mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -512ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

A varied circular walk across the narrowest part of the Isle of Mull, between Salen in the East and Killiechronan in the West. The first half takes you through woodland and forestry and across open hillside. The return is predominantly along a single track road, finishing with the Salen Woodland Walk.

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Kintyre - Keil Caves to Dunaverty Castle
distance 2.78mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This out and back seaside stroll follows a section of the Kintyre Way and connects historical sites on the southern tip of the Kintyre Peninsula around Southend.

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Toward Point and Toward Quay, Cowal Peninsula
distance 3.86mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This walk connects the highlights of Toward on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyle and Bute. It includes a coastal walk, ruins, a lighthouse and small quay. The views along the coast are breath-taking.

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distance 20.8mi Vertical gain +2625ft Vertical drop -3084ft Durée 11h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

The West Highland Way is the most established of Scotland’s long distance walking routes. Officially opened on 6th October 1980, it celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. The WHW stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains. This is the fourth of a five stage route, staying at prebooked accomodation along the way.

Walking Beinn Mhor in Cowal ( Download : )
National Park
distance 8.91mi Vertical gain +2192ft Vertical drop -2165ft Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

The highest peak in Cowal (741 metres) offers wonderful views of Loch Eck, the Clyde Estuary and north and west to the Highlands and islands.

National Park
distance 4.91mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This route takes you from Benmore Botanic Garden along the banks of the Rivers Massan and Eachaig on woodland paths and the old road.