GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Crinan Canal

8 miles (12.5 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along the Crinan Canal in Argyll and Bute. It's a stunningly beautiful area with the canal running between Loch Crinan and Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne. Along the way there are a number of pretty locks and bridges with fabulous views of the surrounding Scottish hills and countryside. The flat towpath makes for a nice easy stroll or cycle ride.
The route starts at the Crinan Basin with its pretty boats and views over Loch Crinan toDuntrune Castle. You then head in a south easterly direction towards Bellanoch with views of the River Add and Loch A' Bharain.
The route continues past the village of Cairnbaan to Lochgilphead. The town sits at the head of Loch Gilp and is the administrative centre ofArgyll and Bute.
The final section takes you from Lochgilphead to the Ardrishaig canal basin. The pretty village contains apier, alighthouse and pubs where you can enjoy refreshments at the end of your exercise.
To extend your cycling in the area you could try the Crinan to Taynuilt and Tarbert to Crinan cycle routes. There's also miles of cycling and walking trails in the adjacent Knapdale Forest. It's a splendid place with several lochs and lots of wildlife to look out for.

Crinan Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crinan Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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