Whether you’re interested in local history and heritage, want to pursue outdoor activities, or are simply looking for a place for a relaxing walk, Argyll & The Isles offers many great glens to roam, making them a popular destination for a family day out.
Take a scenic walk through Kilmartin Glen as you encounter one of Scotland’s richest ancient landscapes, home to many monuments, of which 150 are prehistoric. Located between Oban and Lochgilphead and surrounding the village of the same name, Kilmartin Glen is considered to have one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland. Did you know that this glen is also home to Europe’s densest concentration of primitive rock art?
Puck’s Glen is deservedly the most famous short walk on the Cowal Peninsula. This dark and atmospheric trail is a magical experience full of tumbling burns, crossed by bridges and is enclosed by rocky walls heavily hung with mosses and overshadowed by dense trees. Why not stop here for a while and have a picnic? This is a fantastic site for a day out with nature.
Should you find yourself near Taynuilt, pay a visit to Glen Nant. This nature reserve offers a rich woodland of native trees, including oak, ash and birch, which blankets its slopes and is great for birdwatching.
For a gentle stroll amid stunning landscapes, head to Glen Croe. Set in the heart of the Arrochar Alps, it’s a lower level glen directly south of The Cobbler at the head of which is the pass leading to Glen Kinglas.
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