ECHO Trails



The ECHO Trails project highlights and showcases the rich heritage and spectacular scenery of the east Cowal peninsula.
Bounded to the north by a section of the Cowal Way and to the south by Holy Loch and Loch Long, the ECHO Trails encompass the Shore Villages of Kilmun, Strone, Blairmore and Ardentinny as well as Glen Massan, Lochgoilhead, Inverchapel and Loch Eck.
The ECHO Trails feature hundreds of miles of walking and cycling paths in and around the Argyll Forest Park, the UK’s oldest managed forest, and the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
From exploring the enchanting Puck’s Glen and Glenbranter to discovering all about the Clan Campbell and medical pioneer Elizabeth Blackwell, there’s so much to see and do in this small corner of Argyll including superb food and drink venues and a geocaching trail.
Accessed by car and passenger ferries from Dunoon or via road through the breathtaking Rest and Be Thankful mountain pass, the ECHO Trails are just 90 minutes from Glasgow and represent a true gateway to the Scottish Highlands.
You can find out more about the history behind the many ECHO Trails landmarks, walks and paths by visiting or downloading the free ECHO Trails app from your app store.