Welcome to About Bute - The One o' Clock Walk - Daily walking tour of Rothesay. Meet outside the Discovery Centre at 1pm Mon-Fri. The walk lasts for around one and a half hours. There is no charge as such, but donations are requested.
The One o'Clock Walk - As towns go, Rothesay has a colourful and eventful history. Although two walks are never the same, and can be adapted according to the interests of participants, main themes include the history of tourism, the cotton industry, the castle, the Gaelic language and the Highland clearances.
Walks take place Monday-Friday at 1pm and start from outside the Discovery Centre, Rothesay's tourist information bureau. There is no need to book, simply wait outside the main entrance of the building and a tour guide will be there to greet you. Walks take place throughout the year, including winter, although they are subject to adverse weather conditions, so it is advised that walkers check our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/aboutbute ) or contact the Discovery Centre (01700 502151)for latest updates.
There is no charge as such, but donations are requested. We also provide a tour guide gervice for parties or individuals wishing to explore some of the Bute's other attractions. As well as being an island of note in historical terms, Bute is also home to a wide variety of wildlife and, as such, is an excellent birdwatching venue attracting many species of migratory wild fowl, geese and songbirds as well as having numerous resident species. For hillwalkers, we can provide transport to and from various venues across the island. For more adventurous walkers, it may be more appropriate to travel over to cowal where there are many fine mountains which, once scaled, offer oustanding views across Argyll and the Firth of Clyde. All of these tours must be booked in advance by contacting us directly. There will be a set charge for this service and will be priced on an individual basis.