Geo-Trips :: Three Ferries & Three Sea Lochs (Part 2 of 3)

Cowal Peninsula

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

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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 2 of a 3 section Geotrip, starting at Colintraive ferry terminal and finishing at the west side of Loch Striven.

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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NS0374 : Slipway at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Slipway at Colintraive
This appears to be a public slipway, adjacent to the ferry slipways.

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

NS0374 : Colintraive ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive ferry terminal
A new slipway is under construction. A second slipway beyond the pier is currently in use.

NS0274 : Ferry at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Rhubodach
Viewed from the Colintraive slipway.

NS0374 : Ferry at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Colintraive
Viewed across a field from Colintraive Hotel.

NS0374 : Glenmore by Thomas Nugent
Glenmore
Opposite the ferry terminal at Colintraive.

NS0374 : Red phone box by Thomas Nugent
Red phone box
At Colintraive, between the hotel and the ferry.

NS0374 : The Colintraive Hotel by Thomas Nugent
The Colintraive Hotel
Detail above the main door of the hotel. See also [[5869062]] & [[5869065]].

NS0374 : Colintraive Hotel by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive Hotel
A traditional Scottish village hotel and pub, near the ferry in Colintraive.... more

NS0374 : Colintraive Hotel by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive Hotel
Detail above the main door of the hotel. See also [[5869062]] & [[5869059]].

NS0374 : Houses at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Houses at Colintraive
Near Colintraive Hotel.

NS0374 : Colintraive Post Office by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive Post Office
Tucked away almost out of sight behind Colintraive Hotel.

NS0374 : Colintraive Post Office by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive Post Office
Tucked away almost out of sight behind Colintraive Hotel.

NS0374 : OS benchmark at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
OS benchmark at Colintraive
Marked G414, located on a stone wall beside the Post Office.

NS0374 : Road signs in Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Road signs in Colintraive
On the A886 opposite the ferry. Including one for Argyll's Secret Coast... more

NS0374 : Road signs in Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Road signs in Colintraive
On the A886 opposite the ferry. Including one for Argyll's Secret Coast... more

NS0274 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Between Colintraive and Rhubodach.

NS0274 : Kayak in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Kayak in the Kyles of Bute
Between Colintraive and Rhubodach.

NS0274 : Kayaks in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Kayaks in the Kyles of Bute
Between Colintraive and Rhubodach.

NS0274 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
North of Colintraive.

NS0274 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
A couple of kayaks can be seen to the left of centre of the photo.

NS0374 : The A886 at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The A886 at Colintraive
Heading north out of the village.

NS0274 : Grey heron at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Grey heron at Colintraive
One of two seen just north of the ferry terminal. See also [[5869489]].

NS0374 : Grey heron at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Grey heron at Colintraive
One of two seen just north of the ferry terminal. See also [[5869488]].

NS0274 : Yachts in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yachts in the Kyles of Bute
Just north of Colintraive.

NS0274 : Yachts in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yachts in the Kyles of Bute
Just north of Colintraive.

NS0175 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Navigation aids through the narrows at the Burnt Islands.

NS0275 : Dundarrach by Thomas Nugent
Dundarrach
On the Kyles of Bute at Colintraive.

NS0274 : House by the A886 road by Thomas Nugent
House by the A886 road
At the north side of Colintraive.

NS0274 : Boulder by the A886 road by Thomas Nugent
Boulder by the A886 road
Someone was hard at work behind the boulder, which is in a private garden,... more

NS0275 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
At the north side of Colintraive.

NS0275 : Path near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Path near Colintraive
The path connects the A886 road with the former A886 (now the B886) which keeps... more

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive
The present A886 is just out of sight to the right. The B866 continues straight ahead.

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive
Looking towards the current A886 road.

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive
The single track road warning sign at the south end of the road can be seen.

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive
The top of the first hill out of Colintraive. The road veers away from the A886 at... more

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive
Weak Bridge signs where the road crosses an unnamed burn.

NS0275 : The B866 road near Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Colintraive
Approaching Glachavoil.

NS0275 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
The narrows and islands at the top of the Kyles, viewed from the B866 road at Glachavoil.

NS0175 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
The narrows and islands at the top of the Kyles, viewed from the B866 road at Glachavoil.

NS0175 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
The narrows and islands at the top of the Kyles, viewed from the B866 road at Glachavoil.

NS0274 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking towards the ferry crossing at Colintraive-Rhubodach from the B866 road a... more

NS0274 : Ferry at Rhubodach by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Rhubodach
CalMac ferry Loch Dunvegan at Rhubodach, viewed from the B866 road at Glachavoil.

NS0275 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking towards Colintraive from the B866 road a Glachavoil.

NS0175 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Burnt Islands viewed from the B866 road at Glachavoil.

NS0275 : Gates at Caol Ruadh by Thomas Nugent
Gates at Caol Ruadh
By the B866 road. Caol Ruadh has a sculpture park which is scheduled to reopen in... more

NS0275 : The B866 road at Caol Ruadh by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road at Caol Ruadh
Just west of the gates [[5869692]].

NS0175 : The B866 road near Caol Ruadh by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Caol Ruadh

NS0176 : The B866 road near Caol Ruadh by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Caol Ruadh

NS0175 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking over the north end of the Kyles from the B866 road at Fearnoch.

NS0176 : Fearnoch by Thomas Nugent
Fearnoch
A cottage off the B866 road, overlooking the Ktles of Bute.

NS0176 : Fearnoch by Thomas Nugent
Fearnoch
A cottage off the B866 road, overlooking the Ktles of Bute.

NS0176 : The B866 road at Fearnoch by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road at Fearnoch
One of the many Z bend signs to be found on the road.

NS0176 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Loch Riddon, also known as Loch Ruel, joins the Kyles at this point. Viewed from... more

NS0075 : Caladh Harbour by Thomas Nugent
Caladh Harbour
Viewed from the B866 at Fearnoch.

NS0176 : The B866 road at Fearnoch by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road at Fearnoch
One of the many Z bend signs to be found on the road.

NS0176 : The B866 road near Fearnoch by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Fearnoch
Just north of Fearnoch.

NS0176 : The B866 road near Fearnoch by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Fearnoch
Heading north, north of Fearnoch.

NS0176 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Dropping down the hill through woodland at Rubha na Croiche.

NS0076 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Also known as Loch Ruel. Glen Caladh Farm can be seen in this view from the B866 road.

NS0076 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Also known as Loch Ruel. Glen Caladh Farm can be seen in this view from the B866 road.

NS0176 : Rockface by the B866 road by Thomas Nugent
Rockface by the B866 road
The rock appears to have been cut away here to accommodate the road.

NS0176 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
The road runs above the shore and alongside a rockface at this point. See also... more

NS0177 : Port-An-Eillean by Thomas Nugent
Port-An-Eillean
A holiday cottage... more

NS0177 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Looking north from Port An Eillein.

NS0177 : Field at Kinlochruel by Thomas Nugent
Field at Kinlochruel
The hill is on the other side of Loch Riddon.

NS0177 : Cottage at Kinlochruel by Thomas Nugent
Cottage at Kinlochruel
It appears to be a recent build. By the B886 road.

NS0177 : Cottage at Kinlochruel by Thomas Nugent
Cottage at Kinlochruel
Off the B866, which can be seen in the foreground.

NS0177 : The B866 road near Kinlochruel by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Kinlochruel
Looking north near Kinlochruel.

NS0177 : The B866 road near Kinlochruel by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road near Kinlochruel
Dropping down towards the shore, north of Kinlochruel.

NS0177 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking towards the head of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel.

NS0177 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking towards the head of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel.

NS0078 : Craig Lodge by Thomas Nugent
Craig Lodge
On the west bank of Loch Riddon/Loch Ruel. The white building is the Category C... more

NS0078 : Ormidale Lodge by Thomas Nugent
Ormidale Lodge
On the west bank of Loch Riddon/Loch Ruel, Category C Listed... more

NS0177 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Also known as Loch Ruel, with the 305m Creagan Dubh in the background.

NS0177 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Bedrock by the shore on the east side of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel.

NS0177 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Bedrock by the shore on the east side of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel.

NS0177 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Heading north, near the north end of the road.

NS0177 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
A welcome shady spot on a hot July day near the north end of the road.

NS0178 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking north towards Salthouse Point from the B866 road at Rubha Breac. Also... more

NS0178 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking across the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel, from the B866 road at... more

NS0178 : Salthouse Point by Thomas Nugent
Salthouse Point
On the east side of Loch Riddon/Loch Ruel.

NS0178 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking across the north side of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel.

NS0078 : Craig Lodge by Thomas Nugent
Craig Lodge
On the west bank of Loch Riddon/Loch Ruel. The white building is the Category C... more

NS0178 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking down the loch, Glen Caladh Farm can be seen in the distance.

NS0178 : Yacht moored in Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Yacht moored in Loch Riddon
Looking down the loch, Glen Caladh Farm can be seen in the distance.

NS0178 : Boat moored in Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Boat moored in Loch Riddon
Viewed from the B866 road.

NS0178 : Salthouse Point by Thomas Nugent
Salthouse Point
On the east side of Loch Riddon/Loch Ruel.

NS0178 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Heading north towards Salthouse Point.

NS0178 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Heading north towards Salthouse Point.

NS0178 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Heading north at Salthouse Point.

NS0178 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
Heading north at Salthouse Point.

NS0178 : Passing place by Thomas Nugent
Passing place
On the B866 at Loch Riddon. Shellfiled Farm can be seen across the loch.

NS0178 : Passing place by Thomas Nugent
Passing place
On the B866 road at Salthouse Point.

NS0178 : The B866 road by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road
The extreme north end of the road where it joins the A886.

NS0178 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
At the northern junction with the B866, which can be seen in the foreground.

NS0178 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
At the north end of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel, at the mouth of... more

NS0178 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
At the north end of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel, at the mouth of... more

NS0079 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
At the north end of the loch, which is also known as Loch Ruel, at the mouth of... more

NS0179 : Springfield by Thomas Nugent
Springfield
By the A886 at the head of Loch Riddon.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Looking across the head of the loch near Springfield.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Looking across the head of the loch near Springfield.

NS0179 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Heading north, just north of Springfield.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from the lay-by on the A886 road north of Springfield. Shellfield Farm can... more

NS0079 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from the lay-by on the A886 road north of Springfield. Shellfield Farm can... more

NS0179 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Cut through the rock near Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Cut through the rock near Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Rock by the A886 road by Thomas Nugent
Rock by the A886 road
The road is cut through the rock near Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Rock by the A886 road by Thomas Nugent
Rock by the A886 road
The road is cut through the rock near Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
North of Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Heading north, north of Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from a lay-by on the A886 above Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from a lay-by on the A886 above Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from a lay-by on the A886 above Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from a lay-by on the A886 above Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon mud flats by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon mud flats
Viewed from a lay-by on the A886 above Ardachuple Farm.

NS0179 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Shellfield Farm can be seen on the opposite bank. Viewed from a lay-by on the A886... more

NS0179 : Fields by Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Fields by Loch Riddon
Shellfield Farm can be seen on the opposite bank. Viewed from a lay-by on the A886... more

NS0179 : The A886 road at Loch Riddon House by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road at Loch Riddon House
At the entrance to Loch Riddon House [[5871633]].

NS0179 : Loch Riddon House by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon House
Off the A886 road, overlooking Loch Riddon.

NS0180 : The A886 road at Ardachuple Lodge by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road at Ardachuple Lodge
Looking north near the lodge.

NS0180 : The A886 road near Ardachuple Lodge by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road near Ardachuple Lodge
Looking north.

NS0180 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Heading downhill at Ardachuple Lodge.

NS0180 : Field gate by the A886 road by Thomas Nugent
Field gate by the A886 road
North of Ardachuple Lodge.

NS0180 : Old road by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Old road by the A886
A stretch of the old road runs parallel to the east side of the A886 north of... more

NS0180 : Old road by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Old road by the A886
A stretch of the old road runs parallel to the east side of the A886 north of... more

NS0180 : Old road by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Old road by the A886
A stretch of the old road runs parallel to the east side of the A886 north of... more

NS0180 : Moorland near Ardachuple Lodge by Thomas Nugent
Moorland near Ardachuple Lodge
North of the lodge, viewed from the old road.

NS0280 : Moorland near Ardachuple Lodge by Thomas Nugent
Moorland near Ardachuple Lodge
North of the lodge, by the old road.

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
The dreaded loose chippings skid risk signs, especially for cyclists. Fortunately... more

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
The dreaded loose chippings skid risk signs, especially for cyclists. Fortunately... more

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
The dreaded loose chippings skid risk signs, especially for cyclists. Fortunately... more

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
The dreaded loose chippings skid risk signs, especially for cyclists. Fortunately... more

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Approaching the bridge over the Auchenbreck Burn from the south.

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Approaching the junction with the B836 from the south.

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
The B836 joins from the right.

NS0181 : Dual language road signs by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Dual language road signs by the A886
At the junction with the B836. Note the reflection on the sign on the left which... more

NS0181 : Dual language road signs by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Dual language road signs by the A886
17 miles to Strachur, 2 miles to Glendaruel, National Cycle Network Route 75.

NS0182 : Field by the A886 by Thomas Nugent
Field by the A886
Looking towards Kyles View.

NS0182 : Kyles View by Thomas Nugent
Kyles View
Viewed from the A886 road.

NS0182 : Power lines by the A886 road by Thomas Nugent
Power lines by the A886 road
Kyles View is in the background.

NS0182 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
The dreaded loose chippings skid risk signs, especially for cyclists. Fortunately... more

NS0181 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking out over the head of the loch from the A886 road.

NS0181 : Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Loch Riddon
Looking out over the head of the loch from the A886 road.

NS0082 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Looking towards Glendaruel and Strachur at Auchnagarron.

NS0082 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Looking north near Auchnagarron.

NS0082 : Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Auchnagarron
An old wall, with a postbox alongside the A886 road.

NS0082 : Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Auchnagarron
An old wall, with a postbox alongside the A886 road.

NS0082 : Postbox at Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Postbox at Auchnagarron
An old wall, with a postbox alongside the A886 road.

NS0082 : Field at Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Field at Auchnagarron
The standing stone can be seen beside the distant pair of power line poles [[3199111]].

NS0082 : Communications mast near Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Communications mast near Auchnagarron
A mobile phone mast beside the A886.

NS0082 : Communications mast near Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Communications mast near Auchnagarron
A mobile phone mast beside the A886.

NS0082 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Near Auchnagarron.

NS0082 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Approaching the junction with the A8003 at Kandahar Cottage.

NS0082 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Road signs at the junction with the A8003 to Tighnabruaich.

NR9983 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
Heading north between the A8003 junction and Glandaruel.

NR9983 : Bealachandrain Farm by Thomas Nugent
Bealachandrain Farm
The Bealachandrain road to Otter Ferry, with its 1:5 climb, can be seen beyond the... more

NR9983 : Bealachandrain Farm by Thomas Nugent
Bealachandrain Farm
The Bealachandrain road to Otter Ferry, with its 1:5 climb, can be seen beyond the... more

NR9983 : The A886 road at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road at Glendaruel
The Glendaruel boundary sign can be seen in the undergrowth.

NR9983 : Glendaruel sign by Thomas Nugent
Glendaruel sign
Faded and forgotten in the undergrowth by the A886 road.

NR9983 : Road sign for Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Road sign for Otter Ferry
This road, with its 1:5 climb is not for the faint hearted cyclist. Regional... more

NR9983 : Silage bags by Thomas Nugent
Silage bags
At the junction of the A886 and the road to Otter Ferry at Lephinkill Farm.

NR9983 : Silage bags by Thomas Nugent
Silage bags
At the junction of the A886 and the road to Otter Ferry at Lephinkill Farm.

NR9983 : Severe weather warning sign by Thomas Nugent
Severe weather warning sign
At the A886 end of the minor road past Bealachandrain Farm to Otter Ferry.... more

NR9983 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
Kilmodan Church is visible on the left. Viewed from the A886 road at Lephinkill Farm.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The church dates from 1783 and is Category B Listed... more

NR9983 : Lephinkill Farm sign by Thomas Nugent
Lephinkill Farm sign
By the A886 road on the approach to Glendaruel.

NR9983 : Kilmodan Carved Stones sign by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Carved Stones sign
By the A886 road on the approach to Glendaruel. The stones are in the graveyard of... more

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The church dates from 1783 and is Category B Listed... more

NR9983 : Farmland at Lephinkill Farm by Thomas Nugent
Farmland at Lephinkill Farm
Kilmodan Parish Church can be seen.

NR9983 : The road to Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The road to Clachan of Glendaruel
At the south end of the hamlet, on the A886 road.

NR9984 : The road to Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The road to Clachan of Glendaruel
Heading north from the A886.

NR9984 : The road to Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The road to Clachan of Glendaruel
Approaching the hamlet from the south.

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
The large building is the now closed (July 2018) Glendaruel Hotel... more

NR9984 : The Glendaruel Hotel by Thomas Nugent
The Glendaruel Hotel
Sadly closed down at the time of my visit in July 2018... more

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
Sadly the Glendaruel Hotel on the left was closed down at the time of my visit in... more

NR9984 : The Glendaruel Hotel by Thomas Nugent
The Glendaruel Hotel
Sadly closed down at the time of my visit in July 2018... more

NR9984 : The Glendaruel Hotel by Thomas Nugent
The Glendaruel Hotel
Sadly closed down at the time of my visit in July 2018... more

NR9984 : The Glendaruel Hotel by Thomas Nugent
The Glendaruel Hotel
Sadly closed down at the time of my visit in July 2018... more

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
A red phone box and a red post box in the centre of the hamlet.

NR9984 : Road junction in Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Road junction in Glendaruel
The road on the right leads to the A886 and Strachur, the road on the left crosses... more

NR9984 : Minor road in Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Minor road in Glendaruel
Leads from the village to the recreation ground and eventually to the A886 at Stronardron.

NR9984 : Old bridge at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Old bridge at Glendaruel
Crossing the River Ruel at the north end of the hamlet. Category C Listed... more

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel recreation ground by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel recreation ground
A traditional playground, with the shinty field in the background.

NR9984 : Old bridge at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Old bridge at Glendaruel
Crossing the River Ruel at the north end of the hamlet. Category C Listed... more

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
Old tractors in various states of repair near the centre of the hamlet.

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
The Old Smithy in the centre of the hamlet.

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
A cottage and workshop in the centre of the hamlet.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The front of the church, viewed from the graveyard.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The front of the church, viewed from the graveyard.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The lapidarium in the church graveyard.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The south west corner of the church, viewed from the graveyard.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The south west corner of the church, viewed from the graveyard.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church WWI Roll of Honour by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church WWI Roll of Honour
Mounted inside the church, on the front wall. "1924 1919 To the... more

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church Parish WWI Roll of Honour by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church Parish WWI Roll of Honour
Mounted inside the church, on the front wall.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Church by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Church
The interior of the church.

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
The centre of the hamlet.

NR9984 : Clachan of Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Clachan of Glendaruel
The path leads to Kilmodan Church.

NR9984 : Kilmodan Primary School by Thomas Nugent
Kilmodan Primary School
In Clachan of Glendaruel.

NR9984 : Farmland at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Farmland at Glendaruel
Flat pasture amongst the steep hills south of Clachan of Glendaruel.

NR9983 : Farmland at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
Farmland at Glendaruel
Flat pasture amongst the steep hills south of Clachan of Glendaruel.

NR9983 : Lephinkill Farm by Thomas Nugent
Lephinkill Farm
South of Clachan of Glendaruel. The A886 road is in the foreground and the... more

NS0082 : Auchnagarron by Thomas Nugent
Auchnagarron
Beside the A886 road, south of Clachan of Glendaruel.

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
At the junction with the B836.

NS0181 : The A886 road by Thomas Nugent
The A886 road
At the junction with the B836.

NS0181 : Signs on the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Signs on the B836
The white sign informs about jointly funded improvement works to the road, the... more

NS0181 : Sign by the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Sign by the B836
The white sign informs about jointly funded improvement works to the road, the... more

NS0181 : Dual language sign on the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Dual language sign on the B836
English and Gaelic, near the junction with the A886.

NS0281 : Chairs by the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Chairs by the B836
A pair of office chairs at the junction with the minor road to Kyles View.

NS0281 : Dead end road by Thomas Nugent
Dead end road
Runs the short distance from the B836 to Stronafian.

NS0281 : Power lines by the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Power lines by the B836
Near the road to Stronafian.

NS0281 : Single Track Road sign by Thomas Nugent
Single Track Road sign
By the B836 near the junction with the A886.

NS0281 : Moorland near Stronafian by Thomas Nugent
Moorland near Stronafian
Viewed from the B836 road.

NS0281 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
At the entrance to Stronafian community forest, which is on the left.

NS0281 : Stronafian Community Forest by Thomas Nugent
Stronafian Community Forest
The entrance to the forest, off the B836 road.

NS0281 : Stronafian Community Forest by Thomas Nugent
Stronafian Community Forest
The entrance to the forest, off the B836 road.

NS0281 : Telephone exchange by the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Telephone exchange by the B836
In the middle of nowhere.

NS0281 : Telephone exchange by the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Telephone exchange by the B836
In the middle of nowhere.

NS0281 : Telephone exchange by the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Telephone exchange by the B836
In the middle of nowhere.

NS0281 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
A caution sign near the telephone exchange warns that the road is a designated... more

NS0281 : Caution sign by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Caution sign by the B836 road
Warning that log lorries use the road.

NS0281 : Power lines by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Power lines by the B836 road
The 365m A' Cruach is in the distance.

NS0281 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Passing places on the single track road where it crosses the Auchenbreck Burn.

NS0281 : Moorland off the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Moorland off the B836 road
With the 365m A' Cruach in the distance.

NS0281 : Power lines by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Power lines by the B836 road
On the north side of the road.

NS0281 : Deforsetation by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Deforsetation by the B836 road
On the south side of the road at An Leacan.

NS0281 : Deforsetation by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Deforsetation by the B836 road
On the south side of the road at An Leacan.

NS0381 : Passing place on the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on the B836 road
Climbing up An Leacan.

NS0381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Climbing up An Leacan.

NS0381 : Passing place on the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on the B836 road
The 365m A' Cruach dominates the distance.

NS0381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Nearing the top of An Leacan.

NS0382 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The right hand bend near the top of An Leacan.

NS0382 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The false peak and actual peak in the road at An Leacan.

NS0382 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The top of the hill at An Leacan, looking back towards Glendaruel.

NS0382 : Allow Overtaking sign by Thomas Nugent
Allow Overtaking sign
On the single track B836 road at An Leacan.

NS0382 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The 149m peak of the road between Glendaruel and Loch Striven.

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The short 'flat' plateau at the top of the hill between Glendaruel and Loch Striven.

NS0482 : A' Cruach by Thomas Nugent
A' Cruach
The 365m A' Cruach, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The top of the hill between Glendaruel and Loch Striven.

NS0482 : Power lines by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Power lines by the B836 road
The Loch Tarsan west dam can be seen in the distance.

NS0382 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Looking towards Glendaruel from the top of the hill. The distant track is on the... more

NS0482 : Milestone by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Milestone by the B836 road
The 15 miles to Dunoon marker near the top of the hill between Glendaruel and Loch... more

NS0482 : Milestone by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Milestone by the B836 road
The 15 miles to Dunoon marker near the top of the hill between Glendaruel and Loch... more

NS0482 : Milestone by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Milestone by the B836 road
The 15 miles to Dunoon marker near the top of the hill between Glendaruel and Loch... more

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Looking towards Loch Striven from the top of the hill from Glendaruel.

NS0482 : 20% gradient sign by Thomas Nugent
20% gradient sign
By the B836 road at the top of the hill west of Loch Striven.

NS0482 : Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Loch Striven
The loch can be seen from this point just off the B836 road thanks to fairly... more

NS0482 : Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Loch Striven
The loch can be seen from this point just off the B836 road thanks to fairly... more

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