For those that have never heard of the Cowal Way, it is a 57 mile long footpath that runs from Portavadie to Loch Lomond past the Royal an Lochan’s front door. For those that do know of the path, a lot of improvements have been made this year.
The Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust who manage the Cowal Way, will be continue to improve the physical infrastructure of the path and a large part of this work has already begun.
Nine people counters have been installed at locations along the Way to provide valuable data about people using the Way and the plan is to erect over 150 new way markers and new section signs.
There are also new wooden steps and railings at Ormidale Lodge between Tighnabruaich and Glendaruel and vegetation has been cleared and drainage works have been carried out.
The Cowal Way’s appeal lies in its diversity of terrain, scenery, heritage sites and wildlife as it takes in coastal routes and beaches, forest trails and tranquil country roads with to hills, mountains, lochs and waterfalls aplenty.
Time to plan next years walking holiday!