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. A quiet and enjoyable long distance walk, it also connects with the West Highland Way and Kintyre Way.

Cameron McNeish walks the
Cowal Way

Film kindly supplied by Triple Echo Productions

Baggage Transfer Service

We are working closely with partners such as Business Gateway, to identify suitably qualified individuals to start up a new business venture, to provide the Cowal Way with baggage transfer services. We are confident that this service will be in place for the new season (March/April 2016). Watch this space for...

New Waymarkers and Signs

To improve our signposting along the Cowal Way we have placed an order for 175 new waymarkers and 6 double-sided section signs with Forestry Commission Scotland. All made from home grown timber, we will be erecting these along the path from November 2015 onwards. For the short term we have some temporary directional signs in...
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