GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle

1 miles (2 km)

Visit this fascinating ruined 15th and 17th century castle and enjoy wonderful views over Loch Awe.
There is a good walking track running from a parking area on the A85 to the castle. It's a lovely flat path with super views of the castle and the loch for the whole way. At the castle you can explore the tower house and courtyard before climbing the keep for wonderful views over Loch Awe. There is also a jetty over the water where there are great views back to the castle. You can return on the same path or along grassy paths by the loch if it is not too wet.

Postcode

PA33 1AF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east there's Glen Orchy where there's miles of woodland walking and cycling trails to try. There's also some lovely waterfalls along the River Orchy in this area.
Near here you can also pick up the epic West Highland Way at Bridge of Orchy and follow it to the splendid viewpoint at the nearby Loch Tulla
To the south there's another lochside castle to see on the Inveraray Castle Walk.
Head west and there's the popular coastal town of Oban to visit. There's a lovely bay and a fine climb to the viewpoint on McCaig's Tower to enjoy here.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Kilchurn Castle - geograph.org.uk - 967067

Kilchurn Castle. The picturesque ruins of Kilchurn Castle a former Campbell stronghold dating from the C15, is situated on a rocky spit of land at the head of Loch Awe.

Building up steam on Loch Awe - geograph.org.uk - 2259599

Building up steam on Loch Awe

Kilchurn Castle from the boat - geograph.org.uk - 254009

Kilchurn Castle from the boat

Lochside grazing - geograph.org.uk - 891730

Lochside grazing. The land in the foreground is the natural causeway to Kilchurn Castle, from where this picture is taken.

Kilchurn Castle and Loch Awe from the village - geograph.org.uk - 2537025

Kilchurn Castle and Loch Awe from the village

Kilchurn Castle (2) - geograph.org.uk - 967084

Castle view

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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