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

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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New Baggage Transfer Services

We are pleased to announce a new service for Cowal Way users. Starting in April 2016 Balliemeanoch Baggage will provide a dedicated luggage transfer service for people walking, running or cycling the Cowal Way. This new business start up is being managed by Charlie Welsh, who has also provided B&B services to Cowal Way users (Balliemeanoch Breaks) at his farm house along with his partner Angie Brown, for many years. The service will run from the beginning of April to early October. For more details check out... read more
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