Welcome to the Cowal Way
The Cowal Way in Argyll is known as “Scotland in 57 miles”. Only one to two hours from Glasgow and Prestwick International Airports, this accessible part of the Scottish Highlands offers beautiful coastlines, dramatic scenery, engaging heritage and abundant wildlife.
Established in 2000, the Cowal Way is Scotland’s most diverse long distance footpath. It runs the length of the Cowal Peninsula, passing through some of the most beautiful and varied landscape in the Highlands. The Cowal Way begins at Portavadie in the south of Cowal and winds its way up through the peninsula to end at Inveruglas at Loch Lomond, passing through the communities of Tighnabruaich, Glendaruel, Strachur, Lochgoilhead and Arrochar. The route makes use of existing footpaths, forestry tracks, hillsides, quiet roads and traditional rights of way. The views are varied and stunning, including shorelines, forests, hills and lochs. Now one of Scotland’s Great Trails, this quiet and waymarked path also connects with the West Highland Way, Scotland’s most famous long distance route..
Cowal Way in Autumn
produced by Gordon Campbell, FB Media
Why did you establish the Cowal Way?
After leaving the Army, I was living in Glendaruel and running a management development company specialising in residential outdoor training.
The Cowal Way, a 57 mile long distance tourism path located in Argyll, will receive the prestigious Scotland’s Great Trail award at a ceremony in Glendaruel on Saturday 22nd October.read more
Cowal Way has launched an innovative mobile app for the growing digital audience. The use of smart phones has grown significantly in recent years. The majority of the UK population now own one and use it for a variety of purposes, including accessing social media, texting, for research purposes, and also for purchasing various products and services – and the occasional phone call of course.read more