22 mile circular walk or cycle
A great trail giving a scenic tour of Loch Eck. Ground covered is mostly on wide forestry roads, there is a section of hardcore hill path above Inverchapel.
We walked from Benmore Gardens in a clockwise direction. Heading up the West side to Glenbranter then returning down the East side via Invernoden and Inverchapel. I know some people prefer to walk anti-clockwise.
The West side offers mostly Loch level walking, with a slight climb at the North end. Of course, what goes up must come down. The East side gives the chances if some fantastic elevated view points, so some bigger climbs on this side…..but worth it.
First views of Loch Eck on a cold sleety day. Will need to get some better pictures next time I’m out
A few points of interest on the West side.
– Small burial ground/cemetery.
– Bernice farmhouse, used as outdoor centre.
– Stuck Farmhouse ruin.
Once at Glenbanter there’s a short section of main road heading South before turning off at Invernoaden forestry road. As we climbed the weather turned a tad more wintery!!!
A great walk or cycle in one of my favourite areas in cowal.