Loch Long Ardentinny Walk
This circular walk follows two delightful waymarked trails on the western side of Loch Long at Ardentinny in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The walk starts in the pretty little village of Ardentinny on the western shores of the expansive loch. Here you can pick up the Laird's Trail and follow it north along the loch. The trails then head up into the woodland surrounding the loch. They'll take you back to the village on nice woodland trails, crossing the Glen Finnart Burn on the way.
After your exercise you can enjoy refreshments in The Ardentinny pub. The contemporary Scottish bar & Italian bistro has a wonderful outdoor decking area with fabulous views over the loch. The site has a rich history, with parts of the building dating back to the late 1600’s, originally serving as a place where the Dukes of Argyll waited for the ferry whilst travelling between castles in Dunoon and Rosneath.
You can continue your walking in the area by heading west and visiting Loch Eck. There's a nice trail running along the western side of the loch and the beautiful Benmore Botanical Gardens at the southern end. Also nearby is the delightful Pucks Glen where there's a lovely trail through a wood gorge with a burn and waterfalls.