About Crinan walk
After walking along the shore for about 400m the walk begins to steadily rise above Crinan Harbour.
As you reach the forest road look back for views across Loch Crinan and to Duntrune Castle in the north.
The walk takes you in to the heart of Knapdale forest before reaching a high point at Castle Dounie.
Please be careful not to disturb the stones on this important ancient Dun.
The path drops down to another forest road that takes you to one of the finest views on the western seaboard. Islay, Jura, the Gulf of Corryvrecken, Scarba, Mull, Luing and many smaller isles and skerries can all be seen.
On clear days Ben Cruachan is visible to the north. The forest road brings you back to meet the path where you retrace you steps down to Crinan Harbour.
Please be aware that the path along the shore may flood during high tides
How to get there:
From Lochgilhead, follow the A816 for two miles then turn left to follow the B841 to Crinan. At the top of the hill at Crinan turn left onto the unclassified road, which takes you down to Crinan harbour and the car park.
From Oban, follow the A816 through Kilmartin then turn right on to the B8025 signed for Crinan.
At Bellanoch Canal Bridge turn right onto the B841 taking you to Crinan then from the top of the hill in Crinan turn left onto the road taking you down to the harbour and the car park.
OS Grid Reference: NR 790 909
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