Geo-Trips :: Three Ferries & Three Sea Lochs (Part 1 of 3)

Cowal Peninsula

A cycle ride from Wemyss Bay, Mon, 2 Jul 2018 by Thomas Nugent

This trip is part of a series.next leg

This is a photographic record of a circular cycling trip which has been on my to-do list for many years, but which I never got around to doing for various reasons. Despite only being 40 miles long and never being more than 15 miles from home, three sea-going ferries were required to complete it.

The scenery is fantastic, including the Kyles of Bute and the sea lochs Loch Riddon, Loch Striven and the Holy Loch. Climbing and descending were around 1800 feet each, the high point of the route being 489 feet at the west side of Loch Striven. The roads are mostly very quiet and include many miles of single track with passing places.

This is Section 1 of a 3 section Geotrip, starting at Wemyss Bay ferry terminal and finishing at Rhubodach ferry terminal.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NS0273 : Pre Worboys road sign near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Pre Worboys road sign near Rhubodach
By the A886 on the approach to the ferry from the south. It has lost the red... more

NS0273 : Pre Worboys road sign near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Pre Worboys road sign near Rhubodach
By the A886 on the approach to the ferry from the south. It has lost the red... more

NS0274 : Pre Worboys road sign near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Pre Worboys road sign near Rhubodach
Looking south, near the ferry terminal. See also [[5830275]] & [[5830273]].

NS0866 : Ardbeg Road by Thomas Nugent
Ardbeg Road
Between Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

NS1968 : Skelmorlie Church by Thomas Nugent
Skelmorlie Church
Now known as Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Parish Church. Seen here from a ferry... more

NS1968 : Wemyss Bay pier by Thomas Nugent
Wemyss Bay pier
The two small towers at the seaward end of the recently restored pier building.

NS1968 : Wemyss Bay pier by Thomas Nugent
Wemyss Bay pier
The recently renovated roof of the pier building can be seen curving away from the... more

NS1968 : Wemyss Bay pier by Thomas Nugent
Wemyss Bay pier
The passenger ramp, seen from the ferry, is in the foreground.

NS1969 : Wemyss Bay by Thomas Nugent
Wemyss Bay
This area of the village at Wemyss Bay Road was known as "New Glasgow"... more

NS1968 : Passenger deck on MV Argyle by Thomas Nugent
Passenger deck on MV Argyle
At the rear of the ferry, which is about to depart from Wemyss Bay for Rothesay.

NS1969 : Villas on Wemyss Bay Road by Thomas Nugent
Villas on Wemyss Bay Road
This area of the village at Wemyss Bay Road was known as "New Glasgow"... more

NS1969 : Wemyss Bay by Thomas Nugent
Wemyss Bay
The large red sandstone house on the cliff is "The Cliff", by John... more

NS1964 : Hunterston from Wemyss Bay by Thomas Nugent
Hunterston from Wemyss Bay
The nuclear power stations and wind turbine testing facility at Hunterston, viewed... more

NS1968 : Wemyss Bay pier by Thomas Nugent
Wemyss Bay pier
The pier and ferry loading ramps seen from a ferry which has just left for Rothesay.

NS1367 : Toward Lighthouse by Thomas Nugent
Toward Lighthouse
Looking back towards the lighthouse from a Rothesay bound ferry from Wemyss Bay.... more

NS1065 : Mountstuart Road by Thomas Nugent
Mountstuart Road
Between Bogany Point and the town centre. Viewed from a ferry approaching Rothesay.

NS0964 : Rothesay by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay
Viewed from an approaching ferry.

NS0965 : Rothesay by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay
Looking along Battery Place towards the town centre from an approaching ferry.

NS0864 : Rothesay by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay
The pier and winter gardens, with Barone hill in the background.

NS0971 : Ship at Ardyne Point, NATO Petrol, Oil And Lubricants (Pol) Depot by Thomas Nugent
Ship at Ardyne Point, NATO Petrol, Oil And Lubricants (Pol) Depot
Ardyne Point is in the foreground, the depot and pier are around 3Km distant.... more

NS0865 : Rothesay Pavilion renovation by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay Pavilion renovation
The Category A Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB40452... more

NS0865 : Rothesay Pavilion renovation by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay Pavilion renovation
The Category A Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB40452... more

NS0865 : Rothesay Pavilion renovation by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay Pavilion renovation
The Category A Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB40452... more

NS0865 : Rothesay seafront by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay seafront
Houses on Argyle Street, with the two former Rothesay Academy buildings on the... more

NS0864 : Former Rothesay Academy building by Thomas Nugent
Former Rothesay Academy building
The original 1938 building still stands on the hill above the town. It has been... more

NS0864 : Argyle Street, Rothesay by Thomas Nugent
Argyle Street, Rothesay
Viewed from a ferry approaching Rothesay Pier.

NS0864 : Chapel Hill by Thomas Nugent
Chapel Hill
The Category C Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB44898... more

NS0865 : Ferry docking at Rothesay by Thomas Nugent
Ferry docking at Rothesay
Argyle Street can be seen beyond the deckhands who are about to throw a line... more

NS0864 : Rothesay harbour weighbridge by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay harbour weighbridge
Category C Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB44854 .

NS0864 : Rothesay harbour weighbridge by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay harbour weighbridge
Category C Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB44854 .

NS0866 : Woodside, Ardbeg Road by Thomas Nugent
Woodside, Ardbeg Road
A Category C Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB44773 mid... more

NS0867 : Ardbeg Point by Thomas Nugent
Ardbeg Point
With the shipyard at Ardmaleish in the distance.

NS0769 : Ardmaleish Point shipyard by Thomas Nugent
Ardmaleish Point shipyard
Viewed from Ardbeg Point at Port Bannatyne.

NS0867 : Ardbeg Point by Thomas Nugent
Ardbeg Point
Looking across to Loch Striven.

NS0867 : Pointhouse Crescent by Thomas Nugent
Pointhouse Crescent
On the shore between Ardbeg and Port Bannatyne.

NS0767 : Shore at Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
Shore at Port Bannatyne
St Ninian's Church tower is prominent. Category B Listed... more

NS0767 : St Ninian's Church, Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
St Ninian's Church, Port Bannatyne
Overlooking the sea, Category B Listed... more

NS0867 : Shore at Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
Shore at Port Bannatyne
Viewed from Pointhouse Crescent, near Ardbeg Point.

NS0867 : Pointhouse Crescent by Thomas Nugent
Pointhouse Crescent
On the approach to Port Bannatyne from Ardbeg.

NS0769 : Vessels at Ardmaleish Point by Thomas Nugent
Vessels at Ardmaleish Point
Platforms at the shipyard at the point.

NS0867 : Pointhouse Crescent by Thomas Nugent
Pointhouse Crescent
On the approach to Port Bannatyne from Ardbeg.

NS0767 : St Ninian's Church, Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
St Ninian's Church, Port Bannatyne
Overlooking the sea, Category B Listed... more

NS0767 : St Ninian's Church by Thomas Nugent
St Ninian's Church
Overlooking the sea, Category B Listed... more

NS0767 : St Ninian's Church tower by Thomas Nugent
St Ninian's Church tower
Overlooking the sea, Category B Listed... more

NS0767 : St Ninian's Church gatepiers by Thomas Nugent
St Ninian's Church gatepiers
Overlooking the sea, Category B Listed... more

NS0767 : Boats at Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Boats at Shore Road
With the old jetty in the distance.

NS0767 : Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Shore Road
At the Ardbeg end of Port Bannatyne.

NS0767 : Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Shore Road
Looking towards the old pier.

NS0767 : Old pier at Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Old pier at Shore Road
A former steamer pier, built in 1857, date of closure unknown. Canmore:... more

NS0767 : Old pier at Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Old pier at Shore Road
A former steamer pier, built in 1857, date of closure unknown. Canmore:... more

NS0767 : Old pier at Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Old pier at Shore Road
A former steamer pier, built in 1857, date of closure unknown. Canmore:... more

NS0767 : Old pier at Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Old pier at Shore Road
A bench made from a tree trunk and some old pier artefacts, including a sign... more

NS0767 : Old sign at former Port Bannatyne pier by Thomas Nugent
Old sign at former Port Bannatyne pier
Advertising mackerel fishing and sightseeing trips aboard The Skylark. See also... more

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne quay by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne quay
The Category C Listed quay... more

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne quay by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne quay
The Category C Listed quay... more

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne quay by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne quay
The Category C Listed quay... more

NS0767 : Marine Road, Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
Marine Road, Port Bannatyne
The Anchor Bar is in the foreground.

NS0767 : Marine Road, Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
Marine Road, Port Bannatyne
The bend in the road at the Port Royal Hotel.

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne shelter by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne shelter
The shelter has been repainted, replanted and lost its yacht motifs since 2011... more

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne shelter by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne shelter
The shelter has been repainted, replanted and lost its yacht motifs since 2011... more

NS0767 : Marine Road, Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
Marine Road, Port Bannatyne
Looking west from opposite the quay.

NS0767 : Quay Street by Thomas Nugent
Quay Street
Opposite the quay at Marine Road.

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne quay by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne quay
The Category C Listed quay... more

NS0767 : The Port Royal Hotel by Thomas Nugent
The Port Royal Hotel
On Marine Road, Port Bannatyne, Category C Listed... more

NS0767 : Stuart Street by Thomas Nugent
Stuart Street
Off Marine Road, leads to Castle Street.

NS0767 : Marine Road, Port Bannatyne by Thomas Nugent
Marine Road, Port Bannatyne
Stuart Street is on the left.

NS0767 : Castle Street by Thomas Nugent
Castle Street
The white building is a former police station and police house... more

NS0767 : Saltier Place, Castle Street by Thomas Nugent
Saltier Place, Castle Street
Category C Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB45045... more

NS0767 : Castle Street by Thomas Nugent
Castle Street
Looking west at Saltire Place.

NS0767 : Port Bannatyne village hall by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne village hall
On Castle Street, appears to be a former church.

NS0767 : Castle Street by Thomas Nugent
Castle Street
Looking west from Stuart Street.

NS0767 : North Bute Primary School by Thomas Nugent
North Bute Primary School
On George Street, Port Bannatyne. Viewed from Castle Street.

NS0667 : Port Bannatyne marina by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne marina
At the west end of the village.

NS0667 : Kames Bay by Thomas Nugent
Kames Bay
At the west end of Port Bannatyne.

NS0667 : Port Bannatyne Petanque Club by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne Petanque Club
In the park at the west end of the village, opposite the marina... more

NS0667 : Port Bannatyne Marina by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne Marina
In Kames Bay at the west end of the village.

NS0667 : Kames Castle gate lodge by Thomas Nugent
Kames Castle gate lodge
A Category B Listed building... more

NS0667 : Kames Castle gate lodge by Thomas Nugent
Kames Castle gate lodge
A Category B Listed building... more

NS0667 : Kames Bay by Thomas Nugent
Kames Bay
Looking across the bay to Ettrickdale.

NS0668 : Wester Kames Castle by Thomas Nugent
Wester Kames Castle
A Category A Listed tower... more

NS0668 : Wester Kames Castle by Thomas Nugent
Wester Kames Castle
A Category A Listed tower... more

NS0667 : Milestone at Kames Bay by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Kames Bay
Three miles to Rothesay. See also [[5860812]]. Canmore:... more

NS0667 : Milestone at Kames Bay by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Kames Bay
Three miles to Rothesay. See also [[5860809]]. Canmore:... more

NS0667 : West Island Way signpost by Thomas Nugent
West Island Way signpost
By the roadside at the entrance to Wester Kames Castle.

NS0667 : Road to Wester Kames Castle by Thomas Nugent
Road to Wester Kames Castle
From the A886 road at Kames Bay,

NS0668 : Ettrickdale by Thomas Nugent
Ettrickdale
A small hamlet of modern houses overlooking Kames Bay.

NS0668 : Ettrickdale by Thomas Nugent
Ettrickdale
A small hamlet of modern houses overlooking Kames Bay.

NS0668 : Bench at Ettrickdale by Thomas Nugent
Bench at Ettrickdale
Ettrickdale is a small hamlet of modern houses overlooking Kames Bay.

NS0667 : Kames Bay by Thomas Nugent
Kames Bay
Viewed from Ettrickdale.

NS0667 : Port Bannatyne marina by Thomas Nugent
Port Bannatyne marina
Viewed across Kames Bay from Ettrickdale.

NS0668 : Layby at Ettrickdale by Thomas Nugent
Layby at Ettrickdale
Just north of Ettrickdale on the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0768 : Road subsidence by Thomas Nugent
Road subsidence
A stretch of the seaward side of the A886 Rhubodach Road has been closed off by... more

NS0768 : Road subsidence by Thomas Nugent
Road subsidence
A stretch of the seaward side of the A886 Rhubodach Road has been closed off by... more

NS0768 : Field by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Field by the A886
Grazing near the road to Ardmaleish Point.

NS0768 : The A886 at Ardmaleish by Thomas Nugent
The A886 at Ardmaleish
The road on the right leads to the shipyard at the point.

NS0768 : Road to Ardmaleish Point by Thomas Nugent
Road to Ardmaleish Point
The small building is Ardmaleish booster station.

NS0768 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
The road bends inland, away from Ardmalesih Point.

NS0768 : A blue gate by Thomas Nugent
A blue gate
With a saltire themed mailbox with a plastic owl on top. On the A886 Rhubodach... more

NS0768 : Saltire mailbox with plastic owl by Thomas Nugent
Saltire mailbox with plastic owl
On the A886 Rhubodach Road near Ardmaleish Farm. See also [[5860848]].

NS0768 : A blue gate by Thomas Nugent
A blue gate
With a saltire themed mailbox with a plastic owl on top. On the A886 Rhubodach... more

NS0768 : Field at Ardmaleish by Thomas Nugent
Field at Ardmaleish
Looking out to sea from the A886.

NS0768 : Shipyard at Ardmaleish by Thomas Nugent
Shipyard at Ardmaleish
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0768 : Ship at Ardyne Point, NATO Petrol, Oil And Lubricants (Pol) Depot by Thomas Nugent
Ship at Ardyne Point, NATO Petrol, Oil And Lubricants (Pol) Depot
Viewed from the A886 at Ardmaleish. See [[5859502]] for more details.

NS0768 : Ardmaleish Farm by Thomas Nugent
Ardmaleish Farm
By the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0769 : Ardmaleish Farm by Thomas Nugent
Ardmaleish Farm
By the A886 Rhubodach Road. Note the old fuel pump to the left of the stairs.

NS0769 : Old farm fuel pump by Thomas Nugent
Old farm fuel pump
At Ardmaleish Farm by the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0769 : Sheep pens by Thomas Nugent
Sheep pens
At Ardmaleish Farm.

NS0769 : Field at Ardmaleish Farm by Thomas Nugent
Field at Ardmaleish Farm
Immediately north of the farm.

NS0769 : Strone Point by Thomas Nugent
Strone Point
There are a few points named Strone, this one is where Loch Striven meets the... more

NS0769 : Cattle at Ardmaleish by Thomas Nugent
Cattle at Ardmaleish
The ship is berthed at Ardyne Point, NATO Petrol, Oil And Lubricants (Pol) Depot... more

NS0769 : Ardmaleish Point by Thomas Nugent
Ardmaleish Point
With the Kyles of Bute, Strone Point and Loch Striven in the distance.

NS0769 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
The entrance to the east end of the Kyles between Ardmaleish Point in the... more

NS0769 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
A road blessed with stunning scenery at every turn. Strone Point is in the right distance.

NS0669 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking down the hill as the road returns to the coast near Ardmaleish Farm.

NS0769 : Farm equipment by the shore by Thomas Nugent
Farm equipment by the shore
Feeders on trailers, possibly being stored here as there are several of them.... more

NS0769 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking up the hill from the shore towards Ardmaleish Farm.

NS0669 : Farmland by the shore by Thomas Nugent
Farmland by the shore
Just off the A886 Rhubadoch Road. Strone Point and the 484m Meallan Riabhach can... more

NS0769 : Farm equipment by the shore by Thomas Nugent
Farm equipment by the shore
One of several feeders on trailers, possibly being stored here.

NS0669 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
The road is beyond the drystane dyke. It rejoins the coast along the Kyles of Bute... more

NS0669 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
The east arm of the Kyles, looking towards Rhubodach.

NS0669 : Drystane dyke on the shore by Thomas Nugent
Drystane dyke on the shore
The dyke runs into the sea, it is a continuation of one that runs from the A886... more

NS0669 : Farm track at Ardmaleish Point by Thomas Nugent
Farm track at Ardmaleish Point
The short gated track runs from the A886 Rhubodach Road (pictured) to the sea.

NS0669 : Lay-by at Ardmaleish Point by Thomas Nugent
Lay-by at Ardmaleish Point
By the A886 Rhubodach Road, probably for logging or farm traffic.

NS0669 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Heading north from Ardmaleish Point.

NS0670 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Approaching the entrance to Stuck farm, which can be seen on the left, by the tree.

NS0670 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
With the Kyles of Bute in the background.

NS0670 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking north from the entrance to Stuck Farm.

NS0670 : Farmland at Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Farmland at Stuck Farm
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0671 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Passing Glaic on the far bank with the sails down.

NS0671 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Passing Glaic on the far bank with the sails down.

NS0670 : Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Stuck Farm
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0670 : Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Stuck Farm
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0670 : Cattle at Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Cattle at Stuck Farm
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0670 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking north at Stuck Farm.

NS0670 : Milestone near Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Milestone near Stuck Farm
5 miles to Rothesay, by the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0670 : Milestone near Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Milestone near Stuck Farm
5 miles to Rothesay, by the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0670 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking north near Stuck Farm.

NS0670 : Field near Stuck Farm by Thomas Nugent
Field near Stuck Farm
By the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0671 : South Hall Estate by Thomas Nugent
South Hall Estate
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute from near Stuck Farm.

NS0570 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Culnashambrug Cottage is out of sight amongst the trees on the left.

NS0570 : Culnashambrug Cottage by Thomas Nugent
Culnashambrug Cottage
By the A886 Rhubodach Road, overlooking the Kyles of Bute.

NS0570 : Section of old road by Thomas Nugent
Section of old road
On the seaward side of the A886 near Shalunt Cottage.

NS0570 : Just listen to that view by Thomas Nugent
Just listen to that view
A plaque on a bench overlooking the Kyles of Bute [[5861754]]. It sounded lovely,... more

NS0570 : Bench overlooking the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Bench overlooking the Kyles of Bute
In a small lay-by near Shalunt Cottage. See also [[5861753]].

NS0570 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
At the entrance to Shalunt Cottage.

NS0570 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking north at Shalunt Cottage.

NS0570 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
The eastern leg of the Kyles, viewed from the A886 at Shalunt Cottage.

NS0571 : South Hall Estate by Thomas Nugent
South Hall Estate
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute from the A886 at Shalunt Cottage.

NS0571 : Tractor and Trailer by Thomas Nugent
Tractor and Trailer
The tractor has just turned off the main A886 Rhubodach Road and will shortly... more

NS0571 : Harvesting silage by Thomas Nugent
Harvesting silage
By the A886 Rhubodach Road. See also [[5866744]].

NS0571 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
A grey heron can be seen in the foreground, with the Rhubodach-Colintraive ferry... more

NS0571 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Looking north near Shalunt Cottage.

NS0571 : Lay-by by the A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
Lay-by by the A886 Rhubodach Road
With a memorial bench overlooking the Kyles of Bute.

NS0571 : Memorial bench by the A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
Memorial bench by the A886 Rhubodach Road
In a small lay-by between Shalunt and Shalunt Cottage.

NS0571 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking across the Kyles from the A886 Rhubodach Road near Shalunt.

NS0571 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Approaching Shalunt from the south.

NS0571 : Shalunt Farm by Thomas Nugent
Shalunt Farm
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0571 : Shalunt Farm road by Thomas Nugent
Shalunt Farm road
At the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0571 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking north at the entrance to Shalunt Farm at the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0571 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking north at the entrance to Shalunt Farm at the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0472 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
A short stretch of the road with trees on both sides and no view of the Kyles of Bute.

NS0471 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
A short stretch of the road with trees on both sides and no view of the Kyles of Bute.

NS0472 : Field by the A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
Field by the A886 Rhubodach Road
A field in a short break in the forest on the landward side of the road.

NS0472 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
The entrance to a small secluded lay-by can be seen on the right.

NS0372 : Power lines in Rhubodach Plantation by Thomas Nugent
Power lines in Rhubodach Plantation
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0472 : A small ford by Thomas Nugent
A small ford
The ford is on a rough track which crosses an unnamed burn. Viewed from the A886... more

NS0472 : Unnamed burn by the A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
Unnamed burn by the A886 Rhubodach Road
A small ford carries a rough path across the burn, which is very dry at the moment.

NS0472 : Rough Track by the A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
Rough Track by the A886 Rhubodach Road
The track dips down to cross an unnamed burn at this point.

NS0472 : Unnamed burn entering the Kyles Of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Unnamed burn entering the Kyles Of Bute
Working its way around an old car tyre in the process.

NS0472 : Houses by the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Houses by the Kyles of Bute
Just north of Heather Croft.

NS0472 : Houses by the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Houses by the Kyles of Bute
Just north of Heather Croft.

NS0473 : Houses by the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Houses by the Kyles of Bute
Just south of Colintraive, Allt Breac burn can be seen on the hill.

NS0374 : Ferry at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Colintraive
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road on the Bute side of the Kyles of Bute.

NS0372 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking towards Colintraive from the Bute side.

NS0473 : Church of Scotland, Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Church of Scotland, Colintraive
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute. Church Friends web site:... more

NS0473 : Church of Scotland, Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Church of Scotland, Colintraive
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute. Church Friends web site:... more

NS0473 : Houses near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Houses near Colintraive
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute, Colintraive Church is on the left. Church... more

NS0373 : Houses at Altgaltraig Point by Thomas Nugent
Houses at Altgaltraig Point
Red roofed houses by the Kyles of Bute.

NS0472 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Sail number 457C 'Seminole' heading south in the eastern Kyles.

NS0372 : Boulders in a field by Thomas Nugent
Boulders in a field
By the A886 Rhubodach Road. See also [[5868576]].

NS0372 : Boulders in a field by Thomas Nugent
Boulders in a field
By the A886 Rhubodach Road. See also [[5868572]].

NS0372 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
At Rhubodach Plantation.

NS0372 : Goose near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Goose near Rhubodach
A Greylag Goose on the shore south of Rhubodach, one of a small flock of around a... more

NS0372 : Geese near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Geese near Rhubodach
Greylag Geese swimming away from the shore south of Rhubodach, part of a small... more

NS0372 : Geese near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Geese near Rhubodach
Greylag Geese swimming away from the shore south of Rhubodach, a small flock of... more

NS0473 : Houses near Altgaltraig Point by Thomas Nugent
Houses near Altgaltraig Point
Just south of the point, on the Kyles of Bute.

NS0372 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
At Dougal's Rock, approaching Rhubodach.

NS0373 : Houses at Altgaltraig Point by Thomas Nugent
Houses at Altgaltraig Point
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0473 : Houses near Altgaltraig Point by Thomas Nugent
Houses near Altgaltraig Point
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0473 : Houses near Altgaltraig Point by Thomas Nugent
Houses near Altgaltraig Point
Just south of the point, viewed across the Kyles of Bute from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0473 : Church of Scotland, Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Church of Scotland, Colintraive
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute. Church Friends web site:... more

NS0473 : Church of Scotland, Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Church of Scotland, Colintraive
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute. Church Friends web site:... more

NS0374 : Houses at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Houses at Colintraive
Viewed across the Kyles of Bute. Milton Wood is behind the houses.

NS0374 : Ferry at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Colintraive
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road on the Bute side of the Kyles of Bute.

NS0373 : Highland Cow near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Highland Cow near Rhubodach
One of three in a field off the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0373 : Highland Cow near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Highland Cow near Rhubodach
One of three in a field off the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0373 : Highland Cow near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Highland Cow near Rhubodach
One of three in a field off the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0373 : Highland Cow near Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Highland Cow near Rhubodach
One of three in a field off the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0373 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Heading south at Altgaltraig Point.

NS0374 : Ferry and yacht at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry and yacht at Colintraive
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0274 : Ferry slip at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry slip at Rhubodach
Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0374 : Boat passing Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Boat passing Colintraive
Heading down the eastern arm of the Kyles of Bute. Viewed from the A886 Rhubodach Road.

NS0374 : Yacht passing Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Yacht passing Colintraive
Sail number 4747C heading down the Kyles of Bute, with the Colintraive Hotel in... more

NS0374 : Ferry at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Colintraive
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the... more

NS0373 : Boat passing Altgaltraig Point by Thomas Nugent
Boat passing Altgaltraig Point
Heading down the eastern arm of the Kyles of Bute.

NS0373 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Heading down the eastern arm of the Kyles at Colintraive.

NS0373 : Gate by the A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
Gate by the A886 Rhubodach Road
Leads to a field, just south of Rhubodach.

NS0373 : The A886 Rhubodach Road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 Rhubodach Road
Heading north, just south of Rhubodach.

NS0373 : Dirt track at Rhubodach Cottage by Thomas Nugent
Dirt track at Rhubodach Cottage
Leads from the A886 to Rhubodach Forest.

NS0373 : Dirt track at Rhubodach Cottage by Thomas Nugent
Dirt track at Rhubodach Cottage
Leads from the A886 to Rhubodach Forest.

NS0373 : Rhubodach Cottage by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach Cottage
Overlooking the Kyles of Bute, just south of Rhubodach.

NS0273 : The A886 at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
The A886 at Rhubodach
Rhubodach can be seen amongst the trees.

NS0273 : Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach
A former farmsteading, now converted to residential use. Overlooking the Kyles of... more

NS0273 : Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach
A former farmsteading, now converted to residential use. Overlooking the Kyles of... more

NS0374 : Ferry at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Colintraive
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the... more

NS0374 : Track on Toman Dubh by Thomas Nugent
Track on Toman Dubh
A new looking track climbing steeply up the hill from Colintraive.

NS0273 : Milestone at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Rhubodach
The 8 miles from Rothesay marker, with Rhubodach in the background.

NS0273 : Milestone at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Rhubodach
The 8 miles from Rothesay marker.

NS0274 : Ferry at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Rhubodach
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the Rhubodach slip.

NS0274 : Ferry at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Rhubodach
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the Rhubodach slip.

NS0374 : Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive
The ferry terminal, viewed across the Kyles of Bute from Rhubodach.

NS0374 : Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive
The ferry terminal, viewed across the Kyles of Bute from Rhubodach. New... more

NS0274 : Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry crossing by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry crossing
The ferry is at Rhubodach on the left, Colintraive on the right.

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
The lay-by at the ferry terminal which is at the north end of the A886 road from Rothesay.

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
At the end of the A886 road from Rothesay.

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the... more

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the... more

NS0274 : Ferry at Rhubocach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Rhubocach
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at the... more

NS0274 : Ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at Rhubodach
Onboard the Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at... more

NS0274 : Ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at Rhubodach
Onboard the Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan at... more

NS0274 : Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry crossing by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry crossing
Onboard the Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan as... more

NS0374 : Colintraive Hotel advert by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive Hotel advert
Painted on the sea wall for the benefit of ferry passengers.

NS0374 : Colintraive ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive ferry terminal
Onboard the Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan... more

NS0374 : Ferry leaving Colinraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry leaving Colinraive
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan leaving the... more

NS0374 : Ferry leaving Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry leaving Colintraive
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan leaving the... more

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
A new slipway is under construction on the right.

NS0374 : Colintraive ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive ferry terminal
Work is underway on the slipway behind the pier. The slipway in the foreground,... more

NS0374 : Ferry leaving Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry leaving Colintraive
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan leaving the... more

NS0274 : Ferry approaching Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry approaching Rhubodach
Port Glasgow built Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry MV Loch Dunvegan has just left... more

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