Welcome to the Cowal Way!

The Cowal Way in Argyll is known as “Scotland in 57 miles”. Only one to two hours from Glasgow and Prestwick International airports, this accessible part of the Scottish Highlands offers beautiful coastlines, dramatic scenery, engaging heritage and abundant wildlife.

The Cowal Way is Scotland’s most diverse long distance footpath. It runs the length of the Cowal Peninsula, passing through some of the most beautiful and varied landscape in the Highlands. The Cowal Way begins in the south of Cowal at Portavadie and winds its way up through the peninsula to end at Inveruglas on the shores of Loch Lomond, passing through the communities of Tighnabruaich, Glendaruel, Strachur, Lochgoilhead and Arrochar. The route makes use of existing footpaths, forestry tracks, hillsides, quiet roads and traditional rights of way. The terrain is varied and stimulating, encompassing forests, shorelines, hills and lochs.

A quiet and superb long-distance walk, it connects with the West Highland Way and also Kintyre Way.