Explore the most popular Cities in Argyll and Bute with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Sat Feb 23 2019

Really easy lovely walk

Fri Feb 22 2019

too busy for me lovely at top though £9 parking a day a little steep look around and you will find parking for nothing

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Wed Feb 20 2019

great walk gets the heart going

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muddy
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Thu Jan 31 2019

Fun hike. At the start there is a steep incline for about 30-40 minutes until you reach the dam. From there, you hike the right bank and gradually go up to the first peak. The view gets better with every foot of elevation. Distances look close but were deceivingly for, possibly due to snowy conditions. Would recommend to start early in the day, not noon like us :)

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Thu Jan 31 2019

Fun hike with good views. From the start it’s a fairly steep climb for about 30-40 minutes. Once you make it to the dam you walk along the bank and slowly gain elevation. The higher you go, the better the views. The best view of the hike is at the other side of the reservoir (north side). Would recommend to start early in the day if you aim to do the full route.

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scramble
Sun Jan 27 2019

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Fri Dec 21 2018

Amazing I did it in the summer and did it at a perfect time when I reached the top I could sit there and watch the sun start to set.

Thu Oct 18 2018

Part of the trail were absolutely lovely but there were some muddy areas to wall through. The views, when out of the clouds, were gorgeous. People are friendly.

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Wed Oct 03 2018

A nice walk, particularly once you start to climb away from the road and once you get through the clear cut forests. The stretch into Balloch was particularly nice.

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Sun Sep 23 2018

A super easy walk to the castle from the road on a rock path. There will be farm animals but they just hope you’ll share food and pose no real danger. Exploring around the castle can be a bit muddy but on the path you’re good to go.

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Fri Aug 10 2018

A great walk! Didn’t do the whole stretch from Balloch...instead got a relative to drop me off on the way to Balloch and hiked in a logging road that appears on the trail map as the black dotted line that ends at Craigendoran. That route took about 2 hours up and over Ben Bouie - a mountain of about a 1000ft or so...from which you get really lovely views of the Clyde and Helensburgh as well as on the way up Loch Lomond and the islands. As usual when hill walking in Scotland expect rain out of nowhere! The downhill part toward Craigendoran led through some lovely forest with rich ferns and babbling brooks and some giant slugs!! :) My 11 year old hiking buddy loved those!! Easy to spot from the huge glistening trail of goo they leave behind them!! Assuming you get some sun! ;) A great day and a nice walk into Craigendoran along some beautiful old stone walls, sheep and horse farms and typical Argyll and Bute country charm! When done head into Helensburgh and grab a 99 ice cream cone from Dino’s cafe! Stick with the vanilla!! Believe me!! It’s amaaaazing!! Best I’ve ever had! And then walk Helensburgh’s lovely seashore and boardwalk toward Rhu Spit (point)...and keep watch for washed up jelly fish and a seal that occasionally adorns the Helensburgh pier! Honestly just a lovely town and a great day of walking!

Fri Aug 03 2018

Very nice hike through beautiful sheep and cow pastures. Spectacular cliffs and a very impressive American monument erected to honor WWI sailors who sunk nearby. This trail is rated hard but I’d say it’s moderate, if not easy.

Tue Jul 31 2018

Climbed this on 3rd of january 2017,lots of ice

Fri Jul 27 2018

Breathtaking views, nice gentle hike.

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Fri Jun 22 2018

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Sat Jun 02 2018

Brilliant walk nothing to hard I took my gran and grandpa on it both in there 80s

Wed Jun 21 2017

Beautiful hike even with low visibility. Hiked this in June. Extremely windy and foggy once you begin to ascent up the first ridge. We were soaked through even with rain shell's and sealSkinz socks. Suggest bringing ear protection from wind. Was a satisfying hike but not relaxing with the elements at play.

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