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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..

Watch this Route Video from March 30th

Cowal Way in Autumn

produced by Gordon Campbell, FB Media

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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A Cyclist's Experience of the Cowal Way

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