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Jan 11th, 2017

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A Bit Silly

The Donich Circular path I walk most days goes up through some fields and comes to a farmer’s gate before the path leads into the woods. Until recently, access past the gate was by a rather decrepit stile to the left of the path. This route forms part of the Cowal way – and recently […]

Sep 17th, 2015

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Closing the Loop

R wanted the day off today, so I left him to code and nurse his sore legs from yesterday and set off to do a walk on my own which I have fancied for a while. We’ve walked the Duke’s path as far as Corran Lochan at the end of the peninsula a few times […]

Sep 15th, 2015

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Strachur to Lochgoilhead on the Cowal Way

Today we took the lunchtime Dunoon bus to Strachur, and walked back along the Cowal way. We’ve been wanting to do this one since we moved in, but it is a bit awkward because it is really too far (9 miles each way) to easily walk out and back, and because the buses don’t run […]

Sep 7th, 2015

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Cowal Way Blues…

And further to my last post I can’t resist commenting on the woeful condition of the Cowal Way. I’m not expecting it to be a manicured path with steps and railings (in fact I would hate it to be like that), but at the moment it is hardly a path at all, and the guide […]

Mar 30th, 2014

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Cowal Way

Today R and I walked part of the Cowal way. We took the Helensburgh minibus from Lochgoilhead this morning and got off at Artgarten. The idea was to be able to do a longish walk in one direction without having to loop back to get the car. So this was part of the Lochgoilhead to […]