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Cowal Way

Loch Lomond and Cowal Way Rucksack Readers Walking Guidebook

Loch Lomond and Cowal Way Rucksack Readers Walking Guidebook

authors: James McLuckie and Michael Kaufmann
The Loch Lomond & Cowal Way 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 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 is the missing link that enables Scotland's ultimate long-distance walk, from Kintyre all the way to Inverness.

Originally called the 'Cowal Way' 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. The Trail is one of 'Scotland's Great Trails'.

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 at 1:50,000 scale.
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.

The guidebook describes the route in 5 chapters:
Portavadie to Tighnabruaich - 6.6 miles
Tighnabruaich to Glendaruel - 11 miles
Glendaruel to Strachur - 15.7 miles
Strachur to Lochgoilhead - 8.7 miles
Lochgoilhead to Inveruglas - 14.6 miles

ISBN 9781898481850 Pages 72 (2019) 120mm x 220mm spiral bound

Price: 12.99