Dunoon and Corlarach Forest
Route in brief
Distance 42 km, climb 600m, uphill carry
2km, rough descent 1km with mountain
atmosphere, good views across the Clyde.
Parking is convenient at the Western ferry car
park on the mainland or closeby.
I revisited this route on 15th July 05 and have updated the desciption to include some additional forest
road, if you dont fancy the loop into Glen Fyne (or if it has been very wet) then use the minor road
from Inverchaolain to Port Lamont and climb into the forest track there this reduces the climb and
elliminates the ford.
The Western Ferry service operates every half hour in the summer.
From Hunters quay follow the main road to Sandbank, go left along the A885 and turn off right to the
signposted picnic area.
Climb to the second track right and contour round into Glen Kin with some great views.
At the head of the glen just beyond the burn (north side) is a turning point and above it is a path through
the woods making easier going than beside the burn. Eventually cross a stile and continue carrying the
bike up to Bealach na Sreine.
From the top of the Bealach it is mostly push but if you follow the line of the path on the map you will
be able to remount on a track NW toward a shieling but then make the best way to the obvious track in
At the end of the glen join the tarmac for about 300m then turn up left again onto a forest track.
There is a track not marked on the map about a kilometre before the Glen Fyne junction do not take it
but continue to the next junction in an open area.
In Glen Fyne you need to cross the river at a old ford just at the lowest point in the track (not obvious).
The next 5 or 6 kilometres are a bit dull in the forest but eventually the views open up again, making the
hard work all worthwhile.
There is some singletrack off right on the high track before the turn down to Bishops Glen which cuts
the corner in a very nice way.