Planning on covering a route through Cowal with minimum walking on public paved roads. Whilst this can be done at lower level, I prefer off the beaten track with a bit of elevation for views. Not the easiest of walking in some areas (not defined paths all the way) , underfoot can be of varied terrain. Trying to split routes into sections that can be done in a day. Hopefully starting / stopping at points where vehicles can be left or lifts arranged,even public transport is available on some. Of course,some wild camping can be done if your that way inclined.
I’ll be updating this entry as I complete sections.
Map scale 1:25000 advisable as this shows the fence line for navigation on the latter sections.
Dunoon(Kilbride FCS Car Park)-Bishops Seat (504mts)-Leacann nan Gall(568mts)-Cruach nan Capull(611mts)-Cruach Neuran(607mts)- Loch Tarsan (Coll dam).
Section one – Route 16kms/10 miles.
Ascent: +1229m -1167m ,Naismith: 5h 11m
Forestry road to start with then onto the open hills,navigation is aided by a fence line (which is quite convenient) once you’ve passed ‘Giants Knowe’ and contoured round the hillside.
Breakdown of route 1
Dunoon (Kilbride) to Bishops Seat
Bishops Seat to Leacann nan Gall
Leacann nan Gall to Cruach nan Capull to Cruach Neuran
Cruach Neuran to Coll Dam ( more detailed to show descent through fire break
Below are a selection of pictures,they are in sequence of the walk. Please click on them for full details.
Just worked out that this walk is only 123mts less in ascent than doing Ben Nevis !!! Over pretty much the same distance!!