12 Miles Walk or Cycle.
A walk leaving from John Street, Dunoon Heading for Glenkin and completing the loop of the Glen before returning to Dunoon.
An easy to navigate route on forestry roads giving great views over Dunoon, the Holy Loch and Glenkin.
The walk can be easily extended by starting from the Bishops Glen.
A fully interactive map with pictures and stats can be found HERE
The Coffin Trail leads from Glenkin over to the church at Inverchaolain. Whilst the trail is non-distinguishable the rise from Glenkin over the saddle down to Inverchaolain Glen is a great walk.
Approximately 5.5 miles.
Andy Armstrong led seven of us on this great walk. Andy himself grew up in Inverchaolain so passed on his knowledge of the area prior to the commencement of the walk.
Leaving from the ‘Rumbling’ bridge, heading up the right side of the Glen to reach the sign and the open hill of the trail.
After a brief stop, the open hill awaited. A stile aids the crossing of the fence that was followed to the top of the saddle. A steep but short lived section.
With the ascent completed, a short walk over the tussocky ground provided great views down to Inverchaolain Glen.
The descent was made,again over tussocky ground to the forestry road at the foot of the Glen. Views over to Bute and Arran, though obscured by light cloud were still stunning.
A wee bite to eat and top up on fluids before the final stretch to the Church.
Progress was fast on the last few miles, arriving at the Church with time for a few photos.
Recently the Church has been put of for sale.
Another great walk organised by Cowalfest,again in great company.
For further pictures and route detail please CLICK HERE for interactive map.