A multi-use audit of the Cowal Way was carried out earlier this year (2017), kindly paid for by Scottish Natural Heritage. The report was updated in August 2017 to reflect further access improvements to the path, including for example, the installation of swing gates to replace all stiles. Please note that the Cowal Way was not originally designed for horse riders, therefore please pay particular attention to any challenging parts mentioned in the report. The author of the report Vyv Wood-Gee, is a Countryside Management Consultant and a keen horse rider.
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 HERE