DAY 10, 2nd August - Loch Lomond & Loch Fyne

On day 10 of Mark Beaumont’s Wild About Argyll adventure he explored Loch Lomond and Loch Fyne. He mountain biked the Cowal Way to Inveruglas and then paddlled a Canadian canoe to Ardlui. From there it was back on his mountain bike to ride from Inverarnan to Butterbridge before cycling to Inveraray where he went horseriding in the hills above Inveraray Castle with Argyll Adventures

Here's Mark's Day 10 blog:

Day 10 was spent on water, on two wheels and four legs. Having been home a few days and putting my feet up since getting stitched in my left knee, I am catching up on photo blogs from the final three days of the Wild About Argyll adventure and film.

Day 9 had finished with an evening run up the Cobbler and a much needed and enjoyed fish supper fromArrochar. So it was a slightly bleary eyed start on day 10! I met up again with Niall Colquhoun from Lodge on Loch Lomond, this time to mountain bike up Glen Loin to Inveruglas - a pleasant warm up!


Then I joined John Urquhart from Loch Lomond Guides in a double kayak for a paddle up to the head of Loch Lomond at Ardlui with father and son Neil and Alistair Stewart. Thanks to Cruise Loch Lomond Ltd for their support for the film crew.

Back on the mountain bikes, it was a little explored, very steep but fabulous pass over to Butterbridge, on the south side of the Rest and Be Thankful. Swapping to the road bike, I raced south to Inveraray, stopping briefly to hug the 'Mightiest Tree in Europe' at Ardkinglas Estate.

As the rain gently started to fall, I set out from Inveraray Castle to take a long ride by horseback with Argyll Adventure Inveraray up to the Watch Tower, giving incredible views south along the coast.

Another superb day of adventure sports, which showcased on land and on water all that Argyll and the Isles has to offer.