Walk and learn with Cowalfest

From the geology of Innellan to a guided tour of Dunoon’s Suffrage Trail, waterfall photography to an exploration of mountain flowers, this year’s Cowalfest walking festival showcases the spectacular scenery of Argyll with a special interest walk for everyone.

A total of ten special interest walks form part of the five-day programme of events for this year’s Cowalfest that runs from October 12-16. There are also nine family-friendly focused walks, seven Young Scot adventurer events and 28 guided walks across the Cowal peninsula.

“The special interest walks always prove very popular,” said Cowalfest chair Agnes Harvey “and this year we’ve got a number of people able to pass on their expertise. From naturalist Nigel Scriven to geologist Dr Keith Torrance, there will be lots to learn from our knowledgeable guides.

“We have also linked up with the Dunoon Hill Runners for a 5k trail run that starts and ends at Benmore Garden car park on Saturday 14th October from 10.30am.

“For those interested in local history and heritage we have a fascinating presentation all about the American years as well as a talk that looks back on life in Dunoon 200 years ago. We have also linked up with artist Scott O’Regan McGowan for an artist walk and talk event on Sunday 15th October.

“The guided tour of the Suffrage Trail takes place on the 14th October starting off at Castle House Museum.”

Places can be booked on all of Cowalfest’s events by visiting

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