Portavadie at the start of the way has a marina with accommodation and a cafe.
There is a bus service from Dunoon that serves Tighnabruaich and Portavadie, also with infrequent links along the main road through Glendaruel. Dunoon itself can be reached via ferries across the Firth of Clyde, linking with trains and buses to Glasgow.
Strachur has bus links to Dunoon, Inveraray and to Lochgoilhead.
Arrochar shares a rail station with nearby Tarbet on Loch Lomond, and is also reached by bus.
Finally, Inveruglas at the end of the way is on the Citylink bus routes between Glasgow, Fort William and points north.
Timetables for all the routes can be found on Traveline Scotland.
There are 178 Walkhighlanders who have completed the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way. To record if you have completed the route, you must register and be logged in. Our users have contributed 17 public walk reports for the route. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first.
|The Cowal Way - A Summer Solo Hike||Contours||01/06/2017||13|
|Solo On The Cowal Way||mountainburd||26/05/2018||11|
|Cowal Way in a Day||smiffysmc||13/08/2015||11|
|Kneedeep in a bog & high on heights: Cowal Way & the Cobbler||nitamiriam||20/07/2017||8|
|3 days wild camping||zhickman||11/05/2016||6|
|A perfect walk to be alone with nature - part 1||moodytillnoon||07/08/2023||5|
|A perfect walk to be alone with nature - part 2||moodytillnoon||07/08/2023||4|
|the cowal way||johnm1615||14/06/2016||4|
|Loch Lomond & Cowal Way Part 2||revalation||02/09/2022||2|
|The Cowal Way in May||andrewl7642||23/05/2015||2|
|Cowal Way: Glendaruel to Glenbranter||nigheandonn||28/07/2018||2|
|Loch Lomond & Cowal Way Part 1||revalation||02/09/2022||1|
|Cowal Way in August 2020 (Part 1)||Boris_the_Bold||20/09/2020||1|
|Overview of a Fun-Filled Week Walking the Cowal Way||Boris_the_Bold||16/09/2020||1|
|Cowal Way: Glenbranter to Lochgoilhead||nigheandonn||25/07/2019||1|
|LLC way and Cobbler in September||Nanook||24/09/2019||1|