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Loch Lomond and Cowal Way

Welcome to the Loch Lomond & Cowal Way

The Loch Lomond & 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. Loch Lomond & Cowal Way is working towards becoming a world class multi user tourist path, suitable for walkers and cyclists (mountain bikers).

Established in 2000, the Loch Lomond & 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 Loch Lomond & 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..

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Geographical regions this provider operates in

  • Argyll & the Isles
  • Loch Lomond & the Trossachs and Forth Valley


Activities this provider runs

  • Cycling & Mountain Biking
  • Walking, Trekking & Hiking

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