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Ardentinny Community Council

Local Walking information 

(wider area walking information on the Links page)



Cowal Fest 2023
12th - 16th October 2023

New Website Up and Running

Welcome to CowalFest 2023, a five-day family friendly walking festival that showcases the beautiful scenery and fascinating heritage of the spectacular Cowal peninsula in Argyll, just 90 minutes from Glasgow and the central belt.

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Cowalfest is back on the comeback trail for its 20th anniversary with a host of expertly guided walks and associated events geared towards walkers of all abilities with families and children welcome. The festival, already established as one of Scotland’s biggest walking events, has something for everybody including heritage, bird watching, photography and much much more.

Cowalfest 2023 is organised by Cowal Walking Festival Association, a not-for-profit group of walking enthusiasts who are keen to share everything that Cowal has to offer.

Put your best foot forward and book a place on any of the planned walks and events. Just scroll down and chose when and where you’d like to get involved!

Places of interest

Ardentinny heritage/ history information

The Walled garden -Ardentinny -Volunteer Days – Every Wednesday and Thursday 11-2.30pm. All welcome.

The Laird's grave - Ardentinny

The Castle Museum -Dunoon

Lauder monument 

Invernoaden, Argyll forest. PA23 8DL

Ardkinglass gardens 

Ardkinglass Estate, Cairndow PA23 8BG. tel 01499 600263

Adults £5 Child £2.50 (4-16 yrs) under 3's



Auchindrain Township

Historical farming museum - tel 01499 500235 (nr Inveraray )



Benmore Botanical Gardens

weekly guided walks Tuesday and Sundays 2pm from the notice board 


Strachur Smithy reopening 27th May 2023

open Saturday and Sundays 1-4pm until the end of September

Strachur, Clachan, Cairdow. PA23 8DG


Golf Clubs 

Blairmore and Strone golf club

High road, Blairmore, PA23 8TH Tel. 01369 840676

Cowal Golf club

Ardenslate Rd, Dunoon PA23 8 LT Tel. 01369 705673

Innellan Golf Club 

Knockamillie, Dunoon PA23 7SG Tel. 01369 830242.

Places to eat - restaurants / cafes

The Ardentinny -The Shore road, Ardentinny PA23 8TR Tel: 01505 367241

The Blairmore 
Shore road, Blairmore. PA23 8TJ   
telephone 01369 760391

The Strone Inn 

Shore road, Strone PA23 8TA telephone 01369 840243 or 07952919761

The Lorne

249 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7QT tel. 01369 701777

The Whistlefield Inn -

PA23 8SG telephone 01369 860484

The Coylet

PA23 8SG telephone 01369 840630

The Creggans Inn

Strachur PA27 8BX Telephone 01369 860279

The Osborn Innellan

44Shore road, Innellan, Dunoon. PA23 7 TJ

What's on

Burgh Hall Dunoon

Cowal open studios

What's on in Dunoon

Studio Cinema Dunoon


When visiting the area please follow the code