Bishops Glen, High Loop
4 Miles (Approx)
Start/Finish Kilbride car park.
A circular route on forestry roads and tracks. Includes 1 burn crossing and one stream crossing,which are easy enough if rivers not in full spate after prolonged rain.
Leaving Kilbride car park, continuing on forestry road taking the trail on the left (marked by Blue/Yellow marker posts), climb till you meet the forestry road again.
The view will be opening up behind you.
From the trail turn right and follow the forestry road downhill to the S bend, you leave the road and cross the burn and join the path on the other side. The path continues till it meets another forestry road.
From here turn right and follow the road as it heads towards the town, you’ll eventually come to a fork in the road. Take the road on the right as it turns back on its self heading down to the link bridge and continue on the road back to the car park.
A good walk without climbing too high for stunning views over Dunoon.
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.