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Walking in Argyll – Our favourite routes

Walking is scientifically proven to benefit your health, allowing you to escape the rat race and enjoy the great outdoors – either on your own or with family & friends.

Argyll is a beautiful area with a huge array of local walks. The rugged and mountainous landscape offers opportunities for all levels of fitness, with varied coastline, tranquil lochs and extensive forests, packed with wildlife, including the famous red squirrel.

We’ve selected some of our favourite routes to try out…

24 Oct 2019

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Walking at Hunters Quay

Hunters Quay Holiday Village

The stunning countryside around Hunters Quay is perfect for taking a stroll. Whether you wish to take a short walk or a more adventurous trek through the surrounding woodlands, there is a route to suit your requirements.  

We've compiled four walks to try, all starting and finishing in the holiday park, and ranging in duration from 30 minutes to two hours.

For something a little further afield, check out some recommended routes from Forestry & Land Scotland.

Walking at Drimsynie Estate

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village

Nestled at the foot of the Arrochar Alps with incredible views across Loch Goil, Drimsynie Estate is the perfect location for a stroll.

A favourite with holidaymakers, the Drimsynie Circular Walk starts outside Drimsynie Estate Hotel and is well signposted, taking you on an elevated route to Corrow Farm. It’s enjoyable in all weathers and very popular with dogs.

At the head of the loch sits one of the most popular walks in the local area. The Dukes Pass Circular starts in Lochgoilhead village and takes about 3-4 hours to complete - If you are thinking of taking kids along, make sure you pack a picnic! The route is framed by towering conifers in the rugged Ardgartan Peninsula above the east shore of Loch Goil.  

The Cormonachan Woodlands, situated on the west shore of the loch (a 5 minute drive from Drimsynie Estate) is a thriving community project, with a series of different routes circling around the ancient woodland. There are various species of wildlife and a red squirrel trail as well as ample photo opportunities

Walking at Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Holiday Park

There are a whole host of walking opportunities around the holiday park and the local area.

A favourite of ours is Ben Vorlich (via Loch Sloy), which starts at Inveruglas visitor centre, around the corner from the holiday park.  The most northernly of the ‘Arrochar Alps’, Ben Vorlich is a very rugged mountain, with a steep ascent and it can take the best part of a day to complete, but it’s well worth it for the rewarding views. Click here to explore the route.

Our friends at Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park have compiled a list of some other local routes, which you can check out here.

Walking at Loch Awe

Loch Awe Holiday Park

Our most northerly destination at Loch Awe is perfect for exploring the Scottish Highlands & Islands and there are some fantastic walking options around the holiday park.

We’d recommend the Inverawe Nature Trails; based around the Inverawe Smokehouse, a popular attraction just a five minute drive from the holiday park. These walks are popular with locals and dog walkers, exploring many a hidden cove of forest and making wonderful use of the lochside. There is plenty of wildlife to spot so make sure to get some snaps.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out our walking videos here.

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