Northern Bute circuit, Port Bannatyne

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The final stage of the West Island Way heads inland to climb over farm and moorland before looping through forestry high above the ferry terminal at Rhubodach. The route then heads south, eventually leaving the trees to climb over wild moorland with great views before descending to the road near Port Bannatyne.

Terrain

Minor road, forestry track, and open farmland and moorland with only faint paths, can be very wet underfoot.

Public Transport

Bus to Port Bannatyne. Return to Rothesay can be on foot or by bus.

Start

North end of Port Bannatyne. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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