Stage 1: Portavadie to Tighnabruaich

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The first stage of the Cowal Way is a varied cross-country walk crossing the southernmost finger of Cowal from Portavadie to Tighnabruaich. It includes forestry, rough lochside paths, a golf course and native oakwoods - as well as some extremely wet fields.


Forest tracks at first, then some boggy paths. From Millhouse the route can be difficult to follow and crosses some waterlogged fields before reaching the golf course.

Public Transport

Portavadie is served by bus and also by a ferry from Tarbert on the Kintyre peninsula. Traveline Scotland.


Portavadie ferry pier. Map and directions.

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