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Welcome to the Cowal Way

The Cowal Way in Argyll is known as ‘Scotland in 57 miles’. Less than one hour from Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow city centre, this accessible part of the Scottish Highlands offers beautiful coastlines, dramatic scenery, engaging heritage, abundant wildlife, and very friendly communities and people.

From 2014 to 2019 approximately £1 million is being invested in new path infrastructure, business development services, and promotion. Cowal Way is working towards becoming a world class multi user tourist path, suitable for walkers and cyclists (mountain bikers).

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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Baggage Transfer Services

Balliemeanoch Baggage is Cowal Way’s exclusive luggage transfer services company. Managed by Charlie Welsh & Angela Brown, this service started in 2016. Balliemeanoch Baggage is based in Strachur, at the centre of the Cowal Way. Charlie & Angela can move luggage, people and bikes along the Cowal Way, but please book these services directly with them before you visit the Cowal Way. They can also organise airport transfer services to and from Glasgow International Airport. These services are available from late March to late October. For more details, click Charlie & Angela also have a popular B&B business in Strachur (Balliemeanoch Breaks B&B), located a few hundred yards from the Cowal Way, and they have plans to expand this accommodation offering in... read more

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