Walking Routes

The members who make up the VisitCowal website live and work in Cowal. They are pleased to share their local knowledge by suggesting the walking routes listed on this page. These range from the better known walks in the Arrochar Alps to little gems that perhaps you would not come across during your stay. This is a dynamic listing as new walks are added as members submit their favourites – so be sure to check back. The information is meant to give you an introduction as to what to expect. For more information please buy a local walking guide at the Tourist Information Centre in Dunoon, or follow the link to the owner’s page on this website. From everyone submitting their walk suggestions we hope you enjoy your walking in Cowal.

Walking Routes

For some excellent walking information for Cowal, visit the Walk Highlands Website which has detailed information on walks ranging from 2km to 13km and also the 7 stages of the 90km Cowal Way.

The Cowal Way

The Cowal Way is a long distance path of 57 miles which takes in the length of the Cowal Peninsula . It runs from Portavadie on Loch Fyne in the West to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond in the East, climbing to 1800 feet.


Cowalfest is a major walking and arts event taking place each year in October. This is a Walking and Arts Festival and is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 80 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders including National Park and Forestry Commission Rangers.