Loch Lomond and Cowal Way 2nd Ed

With Isle of Bute

by James McLuckie

Loch Lomond and Cowal Way 2nd Ed

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The Loch Lomond & Cowal Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails. It runs for 57 miles (91 km) across the Cowal peninsula, which lies west of Glasgow and is easily reached by public transport, road and ferry. The route starts at Portavadie on Loch Fyne and ends at Inveruglas on Loch Lomond.

The trail is well waymarked and undulating, with rugged terrain and glorious views over the Isle of Bute and the Firth of Clyde. The area is rich in history and heritage, with wildlife sightings including red squirrel, red deer and golden eagle.

Cowal has ferry links to Bute, to Kintyre and across Loch Lomond to join the West Highland Way. It’s the missing link that enables Scotland’s ultimate long-distance walk, from Kintyre all the way to Inverness.

In November 2018 the route’s name was extended to Loch Lomond & Cowal Way to reflect the fact that over 50% of it runs within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Our guidebook of that name has been available since March 2019.

This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Loch Lomond & Cowal Way:

detailed route description for the Way walked south-west to north-east
summaries showing distance, terrain and refreshment stops
8 pages of detailed mapping with the route highlighted (1:50,000)
map, tourist attractions and walks on the historic Isle of Bute
background on Cowal’s heritage and wildlife
hill-walks, including the famous Cobbler
planning information for travel by car, ferry, bus and plane
lavishly illustrated, with 95 colour photographs
rainproof paper throughout.


ISBN: 9781898481850

Publication date: 15/03/2019


Extent: 72

Publisher: Rucksack Readers

Categories: Argyll and Islands , Outdoor Activity