Being fortunate enough to receive a voucher for a Sea Plane tour leaving from Loch Lomond let me see Cowal (and beyond) from a totally different perspective.
The weather was dry, with a cloud base down to 400 mts in some areas. The flight route we took was Loch Lomond over to Loch Long, passing over the Waverly for some aerial photographs. Followed by a tour of the Holy Loch then heading through Glenlean to the Kyles of Bute, passing over Tarbert, Crinan and out toward Jura and Islay.The return route was via Lochgilphead,Portavadie , The Kyles of Bute, Colintaive, Toward Point then north taking in the Firth of Clyde before returning to Loch Lomond.
A fantastic way to see Cowal and it’s surroundings, West is definitely the best.
Below are only a few pictures taken on the day…………….
Today was my first ever ‘Cowalfest’ walk, guided by John Ferguson.
A walk I’ve been wanting to do for years but never had the time or quite sure of an exact route.
Six keen walkers turned up to be guided to the crash site of the B29 Bomber. The Flying Fortress came down after clipping a nearby summit due to whats is thought to have been icing of the wings. This was back in 1949.
The walk it’s self was great…..forest roads, tracks, burn crossings, waterfalls, open hillside and that all important crash site.
Below are photos taken en route to the crash site,the site it’s self and a few returning via the same route.
A big thanks to John and Robert for their guidance on the walk and the organisers of Cowalfest.
Fully interactive map of route along with stats and locations of where pictures were taken. Click HERE
Further info on the crash site HERE
A few pics from a walk a while back. One of two crash sites at the back of Strachur.
Full walk detail
It was a Grumman Martlet. Think it was also known as the Wildcat,crashed in 1940.