Looking for a quick fix, the trig of Cruach nan Capull was the target. There seems to be a number of Cruach nan Capulls, this one off the A886 with the Fairy Knowe as it’s neighbour – a great combination.
Headed off from the lay-by on the A886 above Strachur. Easy to navigate using the fence lines, the trig was an easy find despite the boggy terrain in some sections. Once the trig was conquered we headed over to Sidhean Sluaigh (Fairy Know) a prominent hill seen from the main road.
A forecast for a dry evening and morning led to a mid week outing to Glen Fyne, making sure I was back for work at 09:00hrs.
By the time I’d finished work, packed up my gear into my panniers and cycled the 7 miles to Glen Fyne it was almost 20:00hrs. A quick clear of the forest floor then up with the tent.
Due to the previous wet spell I took a fire log, some kindling and some peat. The forest floor was carpeted with moss, so scraping this back and using stone from the river to build a base and surround. This would ensure I could remove everything in the morning and reinstate the moss carpet, leaving no trace.
The fire kept the midgies at bay, in the morning it was a different matter!
Approx 13 miles on forestry roads with a river crossing.
A great circular route, giving great views. Walk it, run it or cycle it.
Starting and finishing at Kilbride car park in Dunoon,via the top road behind Kilbride hill,down Glen Fyne returning with views over the Clyde as you head from Innellan to Dunoon. Opposite to what I’ve plotted on the map, but can be done either way.
Overlooking Dunoon after climb from Kilbride car park.
Looking down Glen Fyne
The road down to the river crossing. A tad muddy due to forest operations. All good fun though.
Looking back up the Glen to the far away plantation,where the descent started.
Road conditions slightly better
Ruins of Blairbuie
The river crossing at the old concrete bridge and the wind blown road/track on the other side!
Back on the open road.
Then left again.
The home straight,including a few bends and a wee climb at Kilbride before returning to the car park.
Also see this report for further pictures and alternative return via Innellan-Dunoon main road. Click here.