Walking in Argyll – Our favourite routes
All eight of our holiday parks are surrounded by wide open spaces making them perfectly positioned to explore the bonnie Scottish countryside while you're on holiday.
Argyll is filled with suitable routes for a wee daunder or a hike up a mountain if you're a keen Munro bagger.
The rugged and mountainous landscape offers opportunities for all levels of fitness with idyllic coastline, tranquil lochs and extensive forests, all packed with wildlife including the famous Scottish red squirrel.
We've compiled a list of some of our favourite routes for you to explore.
Hunters Quay Holiday Village
The stunning countryside around Hunters Quay is suitable for a leisurley daunder or an adventurous trek through the surrounding magical woodlands.
For something a little further afield, check out some recommended routes from Forestry & Land Scotland.
Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village
Nestled at the foot of the Arrochar Alps with incredible views across Loch Goil, Drimsynie Estate is the perfect location for a stroll.
A favourite with holidaymakers, the Drimsynie Circular Walk starts outside Drimsynie Estate Hotel and is well signposted, taking you on an elevated route to Corrow Farm. It’s enjoyable in all weathers and very popular with dogs.
At the head of the loch sits one of the most popular walks in the local area. The Dukes Pass Circular starts in Lochgoilhead village and takes about 3-4 hours to complete - if you are thinking of taking kids along, make sure you pack a picnic! The route is framed by towering conifers in the rugged Ardgartan Peninsula above the east shore of Loch Goil.
Discover Cormonachan Woodlands just a five minute drive from Drimsynie Estate on the west shore of Loch Goil. This thriving community project has a series of different routes circling around the ancient woodland. If you're lucky you'll spot Scottish wildlife including the iconic red squirrel.
Loch Lomond Holiday Park
There are a whole host of walking opportunities around the holiday park and the local area.
A favourite of ours is Ben Vorlich (via Loch Sloy), which starts at Inveruglas Visitor Centre, around the corner from the holiday park. The most northerly of the ‘Arrochar Alps’, Ben Vorlich is a very rugged mountain, with a steep ascent and it can take the best part of a day to complete, but it’s well worth it for the rewarding views. Click here to explore the route.
Our friends at Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park have compiled a list of some other local routes, which you can check out here.
Loch Awe Holiday Park
Loch Awe is our most northerly holiday park location making it the perfect base to explore the Scottish Highlands & Islands and the fantastic walking opportunities which surround the holiday park from.
We’d recommend the Inverawe Nature Trails; based around the Inverawe Smokehouse, a popular attraction just a five minute drive from the holiday park. These walks are popular with locals and dog walkers, exploring many a hidden cove of forest and making wonderful use of the lochside. There is plenty of wildlife to spot so make sure to get some snaps.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out our walking videos here.