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Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
Isle of Mull Coast to Coast Circular
distance 12.59km Vertical gain +158m Vertical drop -156m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

A varied circular walk across the narrowest part of the Isle of Mull, between Salen in the East and Killiechronan in the West. The first half takes you through woodland and forestry and across open hillside. The return is predominantly along a single track road, finishing with the Salen Woodland Walk.

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Kintyre - Keil Caves to Dunaverty Castle
distance 4.48km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -24m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This out and back seaside stroll follows a section of the Kintyre Way and connects historical sites on the southern tip of the Kintyre Peninsula around Southend.

Walker
Toward Point and Toward Quay, Cowal Peninsula
distance 6.22km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This walk connects the highlights of Toward on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyle and Bute. It includes a coastal walk, ruins, a lighthouse and small quay. The views along the coast are breath-taking.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 33.47km Vertical gain +800m Vertical drop -940m Durée 11h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

The West Highland Way is the most established of Scotland’s long distance walking routes. Officially opened on 6th October 1980, it celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. The WHW stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains. This is the fourth of a five stage route, staying at prebooked accomodation along the way.

Walking Beinn Mhor in Cowal ( Download : )
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distance 14.34km Vertical gain +668m Vertical drop -660m Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

The highest peak in Cowal (741 metres) offers wonderful views of Loch Eck, the Clyde Estuary and north and west to the Highlands and islands.

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distance 7.9km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -40m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Argyll and Bute

This route takes you from Benmore Botanic Garden along the banks of the Rivers Massan and Eachaig on woodland paths and the old road.