Port Bannatyne - Rothesay

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Many generations of Glaswegians have sailed 'Doon the Watter' to enjoy the delights of the Isle of Bute. From Port Bannatyne, enjoy a walk along the shore for about a mile. Car parking bays are occupied by boats. Pass the memorial to the X3 submarines of WW2. When you come to a white cottage, turn left up a farm road and pass well-maintained West Kames Castle. The route now takes you through a farmyard (right of way) and up to a ruined church. Go through the gate, walk straight ahead and out the other gate. Cross the road and turn left until you come to a wooden gate, walk through and pass a dilapidated grave. The path will take you down to join the West Island Way, where you turn left. A short walk along the pavement takes you to a junction; turn right then bear right at the V-junction and climb up to a viewpoint where you can admire the Kyles of Bute. A right turn takes you through a wonderful little forest, then out onto open farmland with views towards Rothesay.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Coast

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, Mountains, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
22/04/2017 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

We were on a week's holiday in Rothesay and took the bus to Port Bannatyne to do this walk. Inclement weather - rain, hail and some sunshine but a lovely walk. However our GPS took us on the wrong path at waymark 9 - a well waymarked path but the West Island Way not the open country. It wasn't a problem till we got to waymark 11 and realised our mistake when we were not at Westland farm. However a left turn took us on the road back to Rothesay.