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The Scottish Glens 5 - The Glens of Argyll - a Cicerone guidebook

Cover of The Scottish Glens 5 – The Glens of Argyll
Temporarily out of stock
1 Jun 2004
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
No. Maps
No. Photos
1st Published
1 Jan 1997
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The Scottish Glens 5 – The Glens of Argyll

by Peter Koch-Osborne
Book published by Cicerone Press

This guidebook covers walking and mountain-biking routes in Scotland's Argyle - split into Lorn, Oban and Inveraray, Loch Awe and Cowal, Knapdale and Kintyre and describing link routes between them. One of a popular series of 9 guidebooks for walkers and mountain-bikers, using paths and tracks amid superb scenery in Scotland's glens.

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Cover: Paperback - Laminated
Size: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight: 160g

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The aim in this series of books is to provide the mountainbiker and walker with information on an intended route so they know something of what to expect.

One of the problems is that O.S. maps give no indication as to whether an 'other road' is metalled, a path or a forest fire break, or anything in between. Many bridges shown on O.S. maps do not exist. Rivers are difficult to judge in size from the map, and a building may be anything from a pile of stones to a maintained bothy. All is revealed without removing the sense of adventure and exploration.

Gradient profiles help to assess how strenuous a route is, and each hand-drawn page contains a wealth of information.

The object is to save wasted leisure time and enable the armchair explorer to plan ahead or relive experiences.

The Glens of Argyll includes: Lorn, Oban to Inverary, East of Loch Awe and Cowal, Knapdale, and Kintyre.

  • Seasons
    All year round, but take care of highland winter conditions.
  • Centres
    Ballachulish, Connel, Oban, Lochgilphead, Inveraray, Tyndrum, Crianlarich
  • Difficulty
    The routes are in and around the glens so are not high mountain routes and can all be walked or mountain-biked.
  • Must See
    Stunning Loch Etive, moody Loch Awe. Loch Fyne oysters.
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    Lorn Routes
    Barcaldine Forest
    Glen Creran
    Glen Duror
    Glen Etive
    Glen Kinglass
    Glen Orchy
    Glen Strae
Oban to Inveraray
    Oban to Inveraray Routes
    Loch Nant
    Glean Measham
    Inverliever Forest
    String of Lorn
    Eredine Forest
    Loch Glashan
East of Loch Awe and Cowal
    East of Loch Awe and Cowal Routes
    River Cononish
    Glean nan Caorann
    Glen Loin / Loch Sloy
    Glen Kinglas (Cowal)
    Glen Fyne (Loch Fyne)
    Glen Shira
    Ardgartan Forest
    Ardgoil Forest
    Glen Branter / Glen Shellish
    Loch Eck
    Glen Massan
    Glen Fyne (Dunoon)
Knapdale and Kintyre
    Knapdale and Kintyre Routes
    The Crinan Canal
    Knapdale Forest
    Loch Garasdale
    Glean Drochaide
    Glen Lussa
    Strone Glen

Link Routes

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