Glendaruel is a glen in the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll to the north of Loch Riddon.
The valley’s main settlement is Clachan of Glendaruel and it is occupied by the River Ruel.
For anyone with an interest in local history, pay a visit to Kilmodan Church - you may notice that it has three separate entrances, each leading to its own gallery. As local legend goes, this was designed so that the three local rivalling Campbell families from Glendaruel, Ormidale and Colintraive could all visit the kirk without having to speak to each other! You can also see ancient carved stones, thought to date from the 14th and 15th century.
Another local legend has it that the glen has a viking burial site. Meckan, son of Magnus, king of Norway, who was killed in the battle fought at Crudail, is supposed to be buried at the spot now known as Meckan's Grave.
Stunning waterfalls can be seen at the nearby Allt Robuic Gorge in Glenbranter.