Strone Hill

Strone Hill overlooks the village of Strone and offers superb views over the Firth of Clyde and its sea lochs. On a clear day, it is possible to see over to Arran, the Arrochar Alps and down the Clyde to Inversnaid Tarbet Glasgow.

Technical sheet
No. 2348301
A Ecosse walk posted on 01/08/19 by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Update : 30/01/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 3.59mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1217ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1220ft
Highest point Highest point : 1237ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 16ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Loch Lomond and The Trossachs
Location Location : Ecosse
Starting point Starting point : N 55.989621° / W 4.927502°
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Description

There are few car spaces next to the starting point, behind Grahams Point bus stop.

(D/A) Departing from the Monk’s Hut at Graham’s Point, cross the main road and take the first left at Johnstone Avenue, turn right onto the path immediately behind the row of houses on the right that ascend to the forest road.

(1) Turn left and after a few yards, take the right fork. The walk climbs steadily, emerging from the forest to spectacular views of the Clyde estuary and Loch Long at the viewpoint.

(2) Where the road forks, there is a small path to the left. Follow this path up Strone Hill. It is rough in places so take sturdy footwear. You will see Dunselma Castle on its promontory below the golf course and the recently restored Blairmore Pier on Loch Long. The path follows a dry stone dyke to the hilltop with panoramic views.

(3) You are now at the top of Strone Hill.
On descending, make sure you follow the correct wall and retrace your steps to (D/A) At the forest road, the lower left fork takes you to Blairmore, otherwise turn right for Kilmun. On the walk, look out for signs of wildlife, including red squirrels and pine martens in the forest, red deer and black grouse on the open hill and woodland edge and oyster catchers on the shore.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 20ft - Grahams Point
1 : mi 0.41 - alt. 190ft - Road forks
2 : mi 1.08 - alt. 515ft
3 : mi 1.79 - alt. 1237ft
D/A : mi 3.59 - alt. 16ft

Useful Information

Hill paths in places, walking on open hill.
Walkers should wear walking boots and suitable clothing and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code : www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

By public transport : Get the train to Gourock station, which is a 3 minute walk to the ferry terminal, where Argyll Ferries sail to Dunoon. When you arrive in Dunoon, Castle Gardens bus stop is around a 2-minute walk from the ferry terminal. Here take the 489 service (West Coast Motors) bus to Kilmun (approximately 20 minutes). For more details, visit the Traveline Scotland website.

By car :
• Travel to McInroy’s Point just west of Gourock and take the car ferry with Western Ferries to Hunters Quay. Take the A815 westwards following signs for Kilmun.
• Or take the A82 north to Loch Lomond. Turn onto the A83 at Tarbet and change to the A815 at Strachur. After passing Loch Eck and the Benmore Gardens on your right look for signs for Kilmun, which you will soon see on your left, on the A880.

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