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

Cowal Peninsula

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

preceding legThis trip is part of a series.

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 3 of a 3 section Geotrip, starting at the west side of Loch Striven and finishing at Kip Marina in Inverkip.

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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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

NS0582 : Shellfish farm at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Shellfish farm at Loch Striven
On the east shore, near the head of the loch at the mouth of the Glentarsan Burn.... more

NS0582 : Boathouse on Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Boathouse on Loch Striven
On the east shore, just south of Ardtaraig. See also [[5875036]].

NS0582 : Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Loch Striven
The east bank, south of Ardtaraig. See also [[5875034]].

NS0582 : 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 : Deforested area by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Deforested area by the B836 road
Rough going on foot, but worth it for the views of Loch Striven.

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
A truck nearing the top of the climb on the west side of Loch Striven.

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Near the top of the climb on the west side of Loch Striven.

NS0482 : Hills at the head of Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Hills at the head of Loch Striven
The 365m A' Cruach is on the left, with the 432m Cruach nan Cuilean to its right.... more

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Descending the west side of Loch Striven towards Hillhouse.

NS0482 : Keep in Low Gear sign by Thomas Nugent
Keep in Low Gear sign
Descending the west side of Loch Striven towards Hillhouse.

NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Descending the west side of Loch Striven towards Hillhouse.

NS0483 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Descending towards the head of Loch Striven at Craigendive.

NS0583 : Hydro-electric power station at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Hydro-electric power station at Loch Striven
At the head of the loch at Lochhead on the east bank.

NS0483 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Descending towards the head of Loch Striven at Craigendive.

NS0583 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Heading downhill towards the head of Loch Striven at Craigendive.

NS0584 : Pipeline over Balliemore Burn by Thomas Nugent
Pipeline over Balliemore Burn
At the head of Loch Striven.

NS0583 : Cottages by Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Cottages by Loch Striven
At the head of the loch, on the east shore.

NS0583 : Hydro-electric power station at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Hydro-electric power station at Loch Striven
On the east bank at the head of the loch.

NS0583 : Craigendive and hydro-electric power station by Thomas Nugent
Craigendive and hydro-electric power station
At the head of Loch Striven, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0583 : Danger sign at Craigendive by Thomas Nugent
Danger sign at Craigendive
Warning anglers to be aware of the danger of the overhead power lines.

NS0583 : Hydro-electric power station at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Hydro-electric power station at Loch Striven
At the head of the loch at Lochhead on the east bank.

NS0583 : Pipeline above Striven hydro-electric power station by Thomas Nugent
Pipeline above Striven hydro-electric power station
Possibly a vent or maintenance access point, on the hill above the power station.

NS0583 : Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Loch Striven
Looking down the loch from Craigendive.

NS0583 : The B836 road at Craigendive by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Craigendive
Looking up the hill which leads eventually to Glendaruel.

NS0583 : Allow Overtaking sign by Thomas Nugent
Allow Overtaking sign
By the B836 road at the head of Loch Striven.

NS0584 : Pipeline at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Pipeline at Loch Striven
On the west side of the loch, opposite the hydro-electric power station.

NS0484 : Pipeline above Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Pipeline above Loch Striven
On the west side of the loch, opposite the hydro-electric power station. Possibly... more

NS0584 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Curving to the right, around the head of Loch Striven.

NS0584 : Bedrock at the head of Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Bedrock at the head of Loch Striven
By the side of the B836 road.

NS0584 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Curving to the right at the head of Loch Striven.

NS0584 : Bedrock at the head of Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Bedrock at the head of Loch Striven
By the side of the B836 road.

NS0584 : Bedrock at the head of Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Bedrock at the head of Loch Striven
By the side of the B836 road.

NS0584 : Log lorry on the B836 by Thomas Nugent
Log lorry on the B836
A tight fit across the bridge over Balliemore Burn at the head of Loch Striven.

NS0584 : Flood plain at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Flood plain at Loch Striven
Just above the normal tidal limit between the head of the loch and the B836 road.... more

NS0584 : Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Loch Striven
The head of the loch, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0584 : Balliemore by Thomas Nugent
Balliemore
The standing stones [[1296573]] can be seen between the two poles to the right of... more

NS0584 : Balliemore Burn by Thomas Nugent
Balliemore Burn
Looking upstream from the bridge on the B836 road.

NS0584 : Balliemore Burn by Thomas Nugent
Balliemore Burn
Looking upstream from the bridge on the B836 road. The remains of an earlier... more

NS0584 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Curving to the right at the head of Loch Striven.

NS0583 : Striven hydro-electric power station by Thomas Nugent
Striven hydro-electric power station
Viewed from the B836 road, with Loch Striven in the background. Canmore... more

NS0583 : Striven hydro-electric power station by Thomas Nugent
Striven hydro-electric power station
Viewed from the B836 road, with Loch Striven in the background. Canmore... more

NS0583 : Striven hydro-electric power station by Thomas Nugent
Striven hydro-electric power station
A coat of arms carved in stone on the north gable of the building. Viewed from... more

NS0583 : Outlet at Striven power station by Thomas Nugent
Outlet at Striven power station
Viewed from the B836 road, with Loch Striven in the background. The NW corner of... more

NS0583 : Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Loch Striven
The head of the loch, immediately south of the power station.

NS0583 : Pipelines at Loch Striven by Thomas Nugent
Pipelines at Loch Striven
The pipelines can be seen on the hill, which is opposite Striven hydro-electric... more

NS0583 : Craigendive by Thomas Nugent
Craigendive
Viewed across the head of Loch Striven.

NS0583 : Craigendive by Thomas Nugent
Craigendive
With the 365m A' Cruach dominating the scene as viewed across the head of Loch Striven.

NS0583 : Craigendive by Thomas Nugent
Craigendive
Viewed across the head of a fairly calm Loch Striven.

NS0583 : Postbox by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Postbox by the B836 road
At the foot of the climb from Loch Striven to Loch Tarsan. See also [[5875785]].

NS0583 : Postbox by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Postbox by the B836 road
At the foot of the climb from Loch Striven to Loch Tarsan. The bin is labelled... more

NS0583 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Climbing away from Loch Striven, through Ardtaraig Wood.

NS0583 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Climbing away from Loch Striven, through Ardtaraig Wood, near The Knowe.

NS0582 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Climbing away from Loch Striven, through Ardtaraig Wood, just above The Knowe.

NS0582 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Climbing away from Loch Striven, through Ardtaraig Wood, just above The Knowe.

NS0682 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Climbing away from Loch Striven, through Ardtaraig Wood, just above The Knowe.

NS0682 : Roadside wheely bins by Thomas Nugent
Roadside wheely bins
By the B836 near Woodside.

NS0682 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Near Woodside between Loch Striven and Loch Tarsan.

NS0683 : Track off the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Track off the B836 road
Leads to the west side of Loch Tarsan.

NS0682 : The B836 by Thomas Nugent
The B836
The bridge over the Glentarsan Burn can be seen.

NS0683 : Loch Tarsan dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam
The west dam, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0683 : Loch Tarsan dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam
The west dam, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam
The west dam, viewed from the B836, with the 601m Sgorach Mor in the background.

NS0782 : Woodland on Creag an Tamhaisg by Thomas Nugent
Woodland on Creag an Tamhaisg
Partially deforested, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0682 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
At Loch Tarsan, with the 365m A' Chruach in the distance.

NS0682 : Forest road off the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Forest road off the B836 road
Just below the west Tarsan dam.

NS0683 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Traffic just below the west Loch Tarsan dam.

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam
The west dam, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam
The west dam, viewed from the B836 road.

NS0783 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
An 'Allow Overtaking' sign at the west dam at Loch Tarsan.

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam
The west dam.

NS0783 : Tarsan dam walkway by Thomas Nugent
Tarsan dam walkway
At the west dam. Not accessible to the public.

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan
The water level looks low, but this is a hydro-electric power station supply which... more

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan
The water level looks low, but this is a hydro-electric power station supply which... more

NS0683 : Loch Tarsan dam tower by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan dam tower
At the west dam.

NS0783 : Exposed bedrock by The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Exposed bedrock by The B836 road
The road has been cut through the road at the peak of the hill near Loch Tarsan.

NS0783 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Loch Tarsan is behind the trees on the left.

NS0783 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Looking downhill from the top of the descent from Loch Tarsan to Glen Lean.

NS0783 : Loch Tarsan by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan
Viewed from the B836 road.

NS0883 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Alongside Loch Tarsan, which is out of sight to the left. Glen Lean is in the distance.

NS0883 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
A Passing Place sign alongside Loch Tarsan, which is out of sight to the left.... more

NS0883 : Forest track off the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Forest track off the B836 road
Opposite Loch Tarsan.

NS0883 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Heading downhil ltowards Glen Lean at Loch Tarsan.

NS0883 : Loch Tarsan east dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan east dam
At the top of Glen Lean.

NS0883 : Loch Tarsan east dam by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan east dam
At the top of Glen Lean.

NS0883 : Shed at Loch Tarsan by Thomas Nugent
Shed at Loch Tarsan
Near the east dam.

NS0883 : Loch Tarsan by Thomas Nugent
Loch Tarsan
Looking over the loch from the B836 road near the east dam.

NS0883 : Track off the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Track off the B836 road
Near the top of Glen Lean.

NS0883 : Aqueduct in Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Aqueduct in Glen Lean
The end of the aqueduct, as it drops under the B836 road into Loch Tarsan.

NS0883 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
Glenlean is on the left.

NS0883 : Glenlean Farm by Thomas Nugent
Glenlean Farm
At the top of Glen Lean.

NS0883 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
At Glenlean Farm.

NS0883 : Passing place in Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Passing place in Glen Lean
The yellow sign advises that the B836 road is a logging route.

NS0883 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Looking along the B836 road near Glenlean Farm.

NS0883 : Glenlean Farm by Thomas Nugent
Glenlean Farm
Viewed from the B836 road.

NS0883 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
A small stone bridge crosses Allt nam Binnein at the west end of the glen.

NS0883 : Power lines in Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Power lines in Glen Lean
On the north side of the B836.

NS0883 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
As seen from the B936 road.

NS0883 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Hills along the south side of the glen.

NS0883 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
A small bridge carries the road over an unnamed burn.

NS0883 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
A small stone bridge carries the road over an unnamed burn.

NS0983 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Lush and green despite a prolonged spell of hot and dry weather.

NS0982 : Log Lorry in Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Log Lorry in Glen Lean
An empty P, McKerral & Co lorry heading west on the B836 road.

NS0982 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Hills along the south side of the glen, with the B836 road in the foreground.

NS0982 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
One of the many passing places in the glen.

NS0982 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Hills on the south side of the glen.

NS0982 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Looking up the course of Allt an Inbhair on the south side of the glen.

NS0982 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Looking up the course of Allt an Inbhair on the south side of the glen from the B836 road.

NS0982 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
Corrachaive Glen can be seen in the distance.

NS0982 : Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
Glen Lean
The B836 road on the floor of the glen.

NS1082 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
Heading east near Corrachaive.

NS1082 : Corrachaive from the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Corrachaive from the B836 road
The distant Corrachaive viewed across the Little Eachaig River from the B836 road.

NS1082 : Corrachaive from the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Corrachaive from the B836 road
The distant Corrachaive viewed across the Little Eachaig River, with Cruach na... more

NS1082 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
Looking west near Corrachaive.

NS1082 : Log lorry in Clachaig Forest by Thomas Nugent
Log lorry in Clachaig Forest
The logging road runs parallel to (and 50m above) the B836 road for a couple of... more

NS1082 : Log lorry in Clachaig Forest by Thomas Nugent
Log lorry in Clachaig Forest
The logging road runs parallel to (and 50m above) the B836 road for a couple of... more

NS1082 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
Heading towards Clachaig.

NS1081 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
Approaching the bottom of the climb to Clachaig.

NS1081 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
Approaching the bend at the bottom of the climb to Clachaig.

NS1081 : The B836 road at Glen Lean by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road at Glen Lean
The bend at the bottom of the climb to Clachaig.

NS1181 : The B836 road approaching Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road approaching Clachaig
30mph speed limit countdown markers on the climb out of Glen lean.

NS1181 : Farmland at Garrachoran by Thomas Nugent
Farmland at Garrachoran
Viewed from the B836 road near Clachaig

NS1181 : Saplings by the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Saplings by the B836 road
Soon to block the view of the Little Eachaig River from the B836 road.

NS1181 : Farmland at Garrachoran by Thomas Nugent
Farmland at Garrachoran
The Category B Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB11887... more

NS1181 : Meall Buidhe by Thomas Nugent
Meall Buidhe
The 292m hill, viewed from the B836 road.

NS1181 : Garrachoran House by Thomas Nugent
Garrachoran House
Category B Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB11887 ,... more

NS1181 : Speed limit countdown marker at Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Speed limit countdown marker at Clachaig
30mph final countdown sign on the B836 road west of the hamlet.

NS1181 : Clachaig sign by Thomas Nugent
Clachaig sign
At the west end of the hamlet by the B836 road.

NS1181 : Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Clachaig
White houses and a red phone box by the B836 road.

NS1181 : White houses in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
White houses in Clachaig
By the B836 road.

NS1181 : Bus shelter in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Bus shelter in Clachaig
A wooden clapboard construction on the east bound side of the B836.

NS1181 : Chachaig by Thomas Nugent
Chachaig
A house on the south side of the B836 road.

NS1181 : Milestone in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Milestone in Clachaig
Set back from the road. Six miles to Dunoon. See also [[5877305]].

NS1181 : Milestone in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Milestone in Clachaig
Set back from the road. Six miles to Dunoon. See also [[5877304]].

NS1181 : Royal Mail van in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Royal Mail van in Clachaig
Collecting from the postbox by the B836 road.

NS1181 : Postbox in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Postbox in Clachaig
It appears to be in a private garden.

NS1181 : Postbox in Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Postbox in Clachaig
It appears to be in a private garden.

NS1181 : Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Clachaig
Houses by the B836, with the 292m Meall Buidhe beyond.

NS1281 : Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Clachaig
A 30mph reminder sign by the B836 at the east side of the hamlet.

NS1281 : Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Clachaig
The B836 at the east side of the hamlet.

NS1281 : Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
Clachaig
Looking into the hamlet along the B836 road from the east.

NS1281 : The B836 road near Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road near Clachaig
Looking east at the east side of the hamlet.

NS1281 : The B836 road near Clachaig by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road near Clachaig
Looking east, just east of the hamlet.

NS1281 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Tall trees on a two lane stretch of the road just east of Clachaig.

NS1281 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Tall trees on a two lane stretch of the road just east of Clachaig.

NS1281 : Adverse Camber sign on the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Adverse Camber sign on the B836 road
Approaching the bends just east of Clachaig.

NS1381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Warning signs on the two lane approach to the single lane bridge over the Little... more

NS1381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
A warning sign on the two lane approach to the single lane bridge over the Little... more

NS1381 : B836 road bridge over the Little Eachaig River by Thomas Nugent
B836 road bridge over the Little Eachaig River
The single lane bridge over the Little Eachaig River just east of Clachaig.... more

NS1381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Heading east between Clachaig and Dalinlongart.

NS1381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Dalinlongart wood is on the right.

NS1381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Heading east through woodland between Clachaig and Dalinlongart.

NS1381 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Sunshine and shade in Dalinlongart Wood on the approach to Dalinlongart.

NS1481 : Motorcyclists on the B836 road by Thomas Nugent
Motorcyclists on the B836 road
Part of a larger group, heading west towards Clachaig near Dalinlongart.

NS1481 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Heading down the hill to Dalinlongart.

NS1481 : Cable drums in a lay-by by Thomas Nugent
Cable drums in a lay-by
Various sizes of wooden cable drum, with cables, by the B836 road at Dalinlongart.

NS1481 : Little Eachaig River by Thomas Nugent
Little Eachaig River
A rare glimpse of the river from the B836 road at Dalinlongart.

NS1481 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Approaching the east end of the road at Dalinlongart.

NS1482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Approaching the east end of the road at Dalinlongart.

NS1482 : Dalinlongart Farm by Thomas Nugent
Dalinlongart Farm
The entrance to the farm on the B836 road.

NS1482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
Approaching the east end of the road at Dalinlongart.

NS1482 : Road junction at Dalinlongart by Thomas Nugent
Road junction at Dalinlongart
The B836 in the foreground joins the A815 at this point. Turn left for Loch Ech,... more

NS1482 : The A815 road at Dalinlongart by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Dalinlongart
Looking north along the shared path from the junction with the B836.

NS1482 : The A815 road at Dalinlongart by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Dalinlongart
Looking north from the junction with the B836.

NS1482 : Silage bags at Dalinlongart by Thomas Nugent
Silage bags at Dalinlongart
Beside the A815 road.

NS1482 : Road signs at Dalinlongart by Thomas Nugent
Road signs at Dalinlongart
On the A815 at the junction with the B836.

NS1481 : The A815 road approaching Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road approaching Sandbank
Former US Navy houses at what is now known as Sandhaven.

NS1481 : The A815 road approaching Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road approaching Sandbank
The village boundary sign at the north approach near Dalinlongart.

NS1481 : Field near Dalinlongart by Thomas Nugent
Field near Dalinlongart
By the A815 road at the head of the Holy Loch.

NS1581 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
Heading to the centre of the village from the north.

NS1581 : Recycling bins at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
Recycling bins at Sandbank
In a large lay-by off the A815 road.

NS1581 : Bus shelter at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
Bus shelter at Sandbank
In a large lay-by off the A815 road.

NS1581 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
Running along the shore of the Holy Loch.

NS1581 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
Running along the shore of the Holy Loch.

NS1580 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
The land on the left, near Holy Loch Marina, has been reclaimed in recent years,... more

NS1580 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
Approaching the centre of the village from the north.

NS1680 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
The Oakbank Hotel can be seen on the left.

NS1680 : The Oakbank Hotel, Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The Oakbank Hotel, Sandbank
On the shore side of the A815 road.

NS1680 : A row of cottages by Thomas Nugent
A row of cottages
A short terrace of single storey cottages on the shore side of the A815 road in Sandbank.

NS1680 : Toilets and bus shelter by Thomas Nugent
Toilets and bus shelter
By the A815 road in Sandbank.

NS1680 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
Approaching the junction with the A885.

NS1680 : The Holy Loch Inn by Thomas Nugent
The Holy Loch Inn
On the A815 road in Sandbank, at the junction with the A885.

NS1680 : The A815 road at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Sandbank
The road makes a left turn here at a TOTSO junction (... more

NS1680 : Garden at Rankin's Brae by Thomas Nugent
Garden at Rankin's Brae
At the junction of the A815 and A885 roads.

NS1680 : Yard on Rankin's Brae by Thomas Nugent
Yard on Rankin's Brae
Near the junction of the A815 and A885.

NS1680 : Holy Loch Marina by Thomas Nugent
Holy Loch Marina
Viewed from Rankin's Brae.

NS1680 : Windsor Lodge by Thomas Nugent
Windsor Lodge
A fine detached house with unusual windows on Shore Road, Sandbank.

NS1680 : Ferguslie, Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
Ferguslie, Sandbank
At the junction with the A815 Shore Road.

NS1680 : Houses on Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
Houses on Shore Road
The A815 coast road at Sandbank.

NS1680 : Timber loading pier at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
Timber loading pier at Sandbank
Viewed across Ardnadam Bay from the A815 Shore Road.

NS1680 : Timber loading pier at Sandbank by Thomas Nugent
Timber loading pier at Sandbank
General cargo ship RMS Rahm is berthed at the pier. Viewed across Ardnadam Bay... more

NS1680 : Ardnadam Pier by Thomas Nugent
Ardnadam Pier
On the south shore of the Holy Loch. The pier was opened in 1858 to serve a... more

NS1680 : Holy Loch by Thomas Nugent
Holy Loch
Looking across the loch towards Kilmun from Ardnadam.

NS1680 : Ardnadam Bay by Thomas Nugent
Ardnadam Bay
Looking across the bay to the playground.

NS1680 : Ardnadam Pier by Thomas Nugent
Ardnadam Pier
The ticket office by the A815 Shore Road. The pier was opened in 1858 to serve a... more

NS1680 : Ardnadam Pier by Thomas Nugent
Ardnadam Pier
The ticket office by the A815 Shore Road. The pier was opened in 1858 to serve a... more

NS1780 : Lazaretto Point by Thomas Nugent
Lazaretto Point
The tower is the Sandbank and Ardnadam WWI & WWII war memorial. The grand... more

NS1780 : Lazaretto Point war memorial by Thomas Nugent
Lazaretto Point war memorial
The tower is the Sandbank and Ardnadam WWI & WWII war memorial.

NS1680 : Ardnadam Pier by Thomas Nugent
Ardnadam Pier
The pier was opened in 1858 to serve a growing development of marine villas to the... more

NS1680 : Ducks in the Holy Loch by Thomas Nugent
Ducks in the Holy Loch
Fleeing from the curious photographer who dared look over the wall at the A815... more

NS1680 : Fir Brae by Thomas Nugent
Fir Brae
Off the A815 Shore Road.

NS1680 : The A815 road at Ardnadam Bay by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road at Ardnadam Bay
The road skirts around the bay at this point near Fir Brae.

NS1780 : Lazaretto Point war memorial by Thomas Nugent
Lazaretto Point war memorial
The tower is the Sandbank and Ardnadam WWI & WWII war memorial. Viewed along... more

NS1780 : Lazaretto Point war memorial by Thomas Nugent
Lazaretto Point war memorial
The tower is the Sandbank and Ardnadam WWI & WWII war memorial.

NS1780 : Anchor at Lazaretto Point by Thomas Nugent
Anchor at Lazaretto Point
Part of the ornamentation around the war memorial [[5878084]].

NS1780 : Lazaretto Point war memorial by Thomas Nugent
Lazaretto Point war memorial
The tower is the Sandbank and Ardnadam WWI & WWII war memorial.

NS1880 : Strone Point by Thomas Nugent
Strone Point
Viewed across the Holy Loch from Lazaretto Point.

NS1780 : The Holy Loch at Lazaretto Point by Thomas Nugent
The Holy Loch at Lazaretto Point
The east side of the point, looking towards Hunters Quay.

NS1780 : The A815 road by Thomas Nugent
The A815 road
Approaching Hafton House from Lazaretto Point.

NS1779 : Hafton House by Thomas Nugent
Hafton House
By the A815 Shore Road. Web site: http://www.hafton-castle.co.uk/ .

NS1779 : Hafton House by Thomas Nugent
Hafton House
By the A815 Shore Road. Web site: http://www.hafton-castle.co.uk/ .

NS1779 : The A815 Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
The A815 Shore Road
Running along the south bank of the Holy Loch at Hafton House.

NS1779 : The A815 Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
The A815 Shore Road
Running along the south bank of the Holy Loch at Hafton House.

NS1779 : Hunters Quay Holiday Park by Thomas Nugent
Hunters Quay Holiday Park
The entrance to the park at the A815 Shore Road.

NS1779 : Hunters Quay Holiday Park by Thomas Nugent
Hunters Quay Holiday Park
The entrance to the park at the A815 Shore Road.

NS1879 : The A815 Shore Road by Thomas Nugent
The A815 Shore Road
At the north end of Hunters Quay.

NS1879 : The A815 Marine Parade by Thomas Nugent
The A815 Marine Parade
At the north end of Hunters Quay.

NS1879 : Bus stop on the A815 Marine Parade by Thomas Nugent
Bus stop on the A815 Marine Parade
At the north end of Hunters Quay.

NS1879 : Shore at Hunters Quay by Thomas Nugent
Shore at Hunters Quay
By the A815 at the entrance to the Holy Loch.

NS1879 : Marine Parade by Thomas Nugent
Marine Parade
Solid detached houses at the north side of Hunters Quay.

NS1879 : MV Sound of Siel by Thomas Nugent
MV Sound of Siel
On board the Western Ferries ferry at the Hunters Quay terminal.

NS1879 : Shore at Marine Parade by Thomas Nugent
Shore at Marine Parade
North of the ferry terminal, viewed from a docked ferry.

NS1879 : Boat house at Hunters Quay by Thomas Nugent
Boat house at Hunters Quay
A small boat house and slipway by the ferry terminal, with the 1888 Category B... more

NS1879 : Ferry linkspan at Hunters Quay by Thomas Nugent
Ferry linkspan at Hunters Quay
One of the two linkspans at the Western Ferries terminal.

NS1980 : Yacht off Strone Point by Thomas Nugent
Yacht off Strone Point
The Category A Listed Dunselma... more

NS1980 : Yacht off Strone Point by Thomas Nugent
Yacht off Strone Point
St Columba's Church, at the point, is Category C Listed... more

NS1879 : White Heather off Hunters Quay by Thomas Nugent
White Heather off Hunters Quay
A wooden hulled motor boat passing the ferry off Hunters Quay.

NS1980 : Strone Point by Thomas Nugent
Strone Point
The Category A Listed Dunselma... more

NS1879 : Ferries at Hunters Quay by Thomas Nugent
Ferries at Hunters Quay
Two ferries, viewed from a third. The Holy Loch and Kilmun can be seen beyond the ferries.

NS2176 : Ferry approaching McInroy's Point by Thomas Nugent
Ferry approaching McInroy's Point
The houses are on Cloch Road.

NS2076 : Fishing boat off Gourock by Thomas Nugent
Fishing boat off Gourock
GK77 'Guide Us' off Cloch Road, near Cloch Point.

NS2076 : Fishing Boat off Gourock by Thomas Nugent
Fishing Boat off Gourock
GK77 'Guide Us' off Cloch Road, near Cloch Point.

NS2074 : Bedrock at Lunderston Bay by Thomas Nugent
Bedrock at Lunderston Bay
Looking south to the sandy part of the bay.

NS2074 : Sunbathers at Lunderston Bay by Thomas Nugent
Sunbathers at Lunderston Bay
Making the most of the long, hot and dry spell of weather.

NS2074 : Sunbathers at Lunderston Bay by Thomas Nugent
Sunbathers at Lunderston Bay
Making the most of the long, hot and dry spell of weather.

NS2074 : Lunderston Bay by Thomas Nugent
Lunderston Bay
The picnic site is almost empty, despite the good weather. Most people are on the... more

NS2073 : Path at Lunderston Bay by Thomas Nugent
Path at Lunderston Bay
Now National Cycle Network Route 75 and passable by bike all the way to Inverkip.

NS2073 : Path at Lunderston Bay by Thomas Nugent
Path at Lunderston Bay
Now National Cycle Network Route 75 and passable by bike all the way to Inverkip.

NS2072 : Inverkip beach by Thomas Nugent
Inverkip beach
Behind the houses at Harbourside, Kip Marina Village.

NS2072 : Kip Marina by Thomas Nugent
Kip Marina
Scotland's first marina, opened in 1971 and extended considerably since then.

NS2072 : Harbourside by Thomas Nugent
Harbourside
At Kip Marina Village.

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