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

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Cowal Way Launches New Mobile App

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.

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The Cowal Way Chase

Coming 21st October 2017 Working in partnership with No Fuss Events this autumn we bring you the inaugural Cowal Way Chase, a 72km gravel road ride or ultra run at almost 50km. Enough to challenge the toughest and most seasoned of athletes, and a great distance for anyone just getting into the world of long distance running, with a 2 person relay option for anyone looking for a more relaxed day out. With over 3000ft of ascent, the route will take you over some varied terrain with hard packed paths, loose gravel and slightly technical forest roads, giving you views (No Fuss sunshine guaranteed) over some of  the best scenery that one of Scotland’s greatest long distance trails has to offer along the Cowal Way. To enter go to the No Fuss website by clicking... read more

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