Glendaruel

Tucked up between the thickly forested hills north of Loch Riddon, Glendaruel is right on the Loch Lomond & Cowal Way.

With its abundance of breath taking natural beauty, and historical and cultural heritage, Glendaruel provides a haven for walkers, cyclists, and history lovers alike.

The past is just waiting to be rediscovered here, from the neolithic chambered cairn in the forests above the glen, to the ruins of Dunans Castle, to the beautiful carved stones, thought to date from the 14th and 15th centuries, in the grounds of Kilmodan Church.

The woodlands and fields are home to foxes, badgers, barn owls, roe deer and our famous native red squirrel, whilst the River Ruel meanders slowly through the glen and offers great opportunities for fishing salmon and sea trout.

Cyclists who are up for a challenge can take on the fearsome climb of the Bealach Maim, and be rewarded with spectacular views and a long downhill run to Otter Ferry and Kilfinan.

Alternatively, pull on your hiking boots and follow the trails through the thick woodland to discover beautiful sculptures in Stronafian Community Forest, find countless hidden waterfalls tumbling into the valley, then climb out onto the hills for spectacular views of the glen and beyond.