Inveraray, Loch Awe, Lochgilphead and Knapdale

Inveraray, Loch Awe, Lochgilphead and Knapdale

Inveraray is a fine planned town on the shores of Loch Fyne, and a popular destination. It is the largest town in Central Argyll, which takes in most of the shores of saltwater Loch Fyne and freshwater Loch Awe. This is a gentler landscape than further north, with more rounded hills, graceful lochs and vast areas of forestry.

Further south is the Kilmartin Glen. Nowhere in Scotland (or perhaps even Europe) is there a greater concentration of prehistoric remains, from chambered cairns, standing stones and circles to the intriguing cup and ring carvings on rocks. The main town in this area is Lochgilphead on the shores of Loch Fyne. This is the gateway to Knapdale, a very beautiful area of coastal oakwoods and a Caledonian Forest reserve.


FEATURE: Paddling the Scottish Everglades

FEATURE: Paddling the Scottish Everglades

David Lintern makes an amphibious journey to the wild woods of Knapdale, on the trail of a real amphibian the Eurasian beaver.

"We arrived late and set up our not so stealthy camp in the dark, a little too close to the single-track road. No matter, wed be gone early in the morning. The waters of Caol Scotnish were absolutely flat calm..."

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