Island Retreat & Arrochar Alps

 PICKUP LOCATION: GLASGOW

Cost: £105 (includes boat and ferry fares)

Please bring a packed lunch

A BOAT TRIP TO A FORMER MONASTIC ISLAND RETREAT, CLIMB TO A HILLTOP VIEW OF THE ISLANDS OF LOCH LOMOND AND A WALK THROUGH An enchanting gorge UNDER tall TREES

 

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Day's Itinerary:

-        Ferry trip to Inchcailloch island on Loch Lomond, visiting the monastic ruins of St Kentigerna and climb for a hill top view over Loch Lomond’s many islands set along the Highland fault line. Inchcailloch Island Walk Grading: Easy walk on paths with a steep, small hill to climb. Distance:  3kms. Height Gained: 94m

-        Drive alongside Loch Lomond and picnic in the woods with great views.

-        Drive the narrow land bridge and hear about a daring Viking raid.

-        Up into the Arrochar ‘Alps’ with great photo opportunities of The Cobbler’s very rugged peak.

-        Along the shores of Loch Fyne and Eck. 2 options to choose from:

-        Either stroll around the impressive Ben More botanical gardens with its fine giant redwood avenue. Afternoon coffee. Extra cost £6.50 adults; £5.50 concessions; children free. Or just have coffee without entrance charge.

-        OR walk up Puck’s glen, a long gorge with a fairy-like quality, featuring waterfalls, bridges, tall trees and cliffs. Grading: Moderate, care to be taken on slippery paths with some unprotected drops. Distance: 2.5kms. Height gained: 126m

-        End the day crossing the Clyde on the Dunoon ferry and return to Glasgow.

Cost includes boat trip to island and ferry fare across the Clyde

Pickup: 10:00    Drop off: 18:30

COST: £105