Are you looking for Scottish adventure holidays? The Argyll coast is one of the best locations in the country to explore; alone, or with friends and family! One of the most popular ways to do so is by walking The Cowal Way, which covers a vast area of the Cowal peninsula.
The EasyWays team dedicate their time to ensuring that walkers are provided all the information needed when embarking on a long distance trail. We want to make sure that you feel as safe and comfortable as possible. The Cowal peninsula is home to some of the most spectacular surroundings. If you choose to experience one of EasyWays walking Scottish adventure holidays, you’ll be able to explore every inch of it!
Scottish Adventure Holidays – Explore the Argyll Coast
Argyll Secret Coast
The Cowal Way goes through the Argyll Secret Coast and because the area is a “secret,” the route it much quieter than our others like the West Highland Way. Don’t be surprised if you don’t meet anyone on your journey! It is along Argyll’s Secret Coast where you’ll find many opportunities to go climbing, cycling and try a range of water sports activities; including windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.
If your considering booking your Scottish adventure holidays during the summer and spring months, why not learn how to sail? Make use of the Tighnabruiach Sailing School, located in one of the most idyllic and peaceful areas, it is the perfect place to take up a new hobby!
Come October, it will be time for Cowal’s annual outdoor walking festival – Cowalfest, from 5th to the 12th. Whether you’re a lover of nature, health or heritage – this week-long walking festival has it all. As well as normal hiking trails there is the chance to go Chi walking, which helps with stress and anxiety. During the evening there will be entertainment, in the form of traditional Scottish music and dancing!
Dunoon Queen’s Hall Regeneration
Dunoon is the main town in the Cowal peninsula. With just over 4,000 inhabitants, you can reach Dunoon by train and boat from Glasgow. This is how many of our walkers access the starting point of The Cowal Way at Portavadie.
As well as being the main access point for tourists, in the local area, there are a range of talented artists, potters and musicians. The regeneration of Dunoon Queen’s Hall was just completed in May. And, after 3 years and a £12 million transformation, it now hosts regular events, fitness classes and community meetings! So, if you are looking to walk the Cowal Way, spend some time exploring Dunoon and it’s local area.
Are you interested in walking in other areas in Scotland? Look at our last post about the Speyside Way.
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