Ardfern

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This walk takes you high above the village of Ardfern with fantastic views of the distant hills. As you move up the hill you enter a magical forest that emerges at the impressive Lunga House. The route then winds its way down to the marina at Carobh Haven, where you can enjoy a refreshment in the Lord of The Isles Hotel. The return route takes you along the shore and up through the forest back to Ardfern.

This route is suitable for large walking groups.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Argyll Forest Park

Features

Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Sea, Tea Shop, Waterfall, Woodland
27/07/2011 - Bob Sawers

Sorry to hear that there was a problem with this walk. I have checked the route several times and referred to my photos. This is an easy route to follow with no navigational problems. I walked this route in October using a 150,000 map and then in February with a group of 50. From waypoint 06 you keep on the forest road on bearing 325 until LUNGA house. At 07 GR 800 063 there is a small waterfall on your left just before the quarry at 08, GR 798 063. The Y junction is not shown on the map (this is where they could have got disorientated). I found it easy to follow the main forest road down to LUNGA house. At waypoint 20 gr 801 080 you can easily walk past the grassy junction (when you clear the woods you know you have missed the junction) the path leads steeply uphill on a shale surface to join up with the road. I think they did the right thing in retracing their steps to way point 18 (could have easily said go up the road but preferred the forest road it was more interesting). Although walks may seem easy I find that a map and compass are essential on all walks.

25/07/2011 - Tony and Vicki Walker

Between points 7 and 8 there is a cross road of paths where you need to turn left. No sign of the faint grassy path on the right at point 20.(May be overgrown as we walked in July but spent a long time searching!) Ended up retreating to point 18 and walking up the road.