About Loch Eck Shore Cycle Trail
For the cyclist who requires an alternative with a challenge, then the Loch Eck Trail will suit. The trail uses forest roads which stay close to the west and east shore giving attractive views across the hills of Cowal.
The route can be started at Glenbranter or Benmore, if you start at Glenbranter the tearoom at Benmore makes a welcome stop off. The round trip can be completed by taking the path and forest road on the east side of Loch Eck, or by the use of the public road.
The complete circular route is approximately 18 miles long, and should take four hours or so.
See also our pages on forests around Dunoon.
How to get there:
There are two equally appealling approaches to the Forest Park from Glasgow.
By car ferry from Gourock to Dunoon, or by the A82 along the western shore of Loch Lomond through Tarbet, entering the Park at Arrochar.
From Dunoon take the A815 north, along the east side of Loch Eck.
From Arrochar take the A83(T) up and over the Rest and Be Thankful, turning left onto the A815 at the west end of Glen Kinglas. Head south along the east side of Loch Fyne towards Strachur. Glenbranter is about three miles south of Strachur.
OS Grid Reference: NS110978
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
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