Walk: Fyne views from Dùn na Cuaiche
|[View over Loch Fyne, Inveraray and castle from the summit]|
The stone tower at the top Dùn na Cuaiche overlooks Inveraray and its castle, making up part of the castle's 60,000-acre estate. The ascent to the summit is fairly straightforward, and tasty during autumn when ripe wild raspberries and blackberries often line the tracks higher up. Oh, and the views of Loch Fyne aren't bad either.
|[The lower section of the walk passes through attractive woodland]|
Name: Walk: Fyne views from Dùn na Cuaiche ★★★☆☆
Length: 5 km / 3 miles
Ascent: 240 metres
Main summits: Dùn na Cuaiche (250 metres)
Points of interest: Inveraray Castle; old limekilns
Start / finish: Car park at Inveraray Castle, G.R.: NN 096093 / baker inhaled ruins
Route: Car park & castle - old limekilns - Dùn na Cuaiche - return by outward route. Route described on castle website here.
Terrain: Good tracks and paths with sustained ascent higher up.
Wildlife today: Sheep with lambs, frogs - also hundreds of ripe raspberries.
Weather today: Often sunny but with a heavy rain shower on ascent. Temprature in mid-teens, feeling humid.
>> see separate post for Inveraray Castle ★★★★☆
|[Ruined limekilns on the ascent]|
Route credit: Inveraray Castle