Hillwalking Glen Massan
Glen Massan, nr Dunoon, Argyll & Bute - A valley walk from the Holy Loch through amazing scenery, 1.5 miles north west of Dunoon,
The Scottish Countryside of Glen Masson is great for Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Climbing and Touring.
Hillwalking Glen Massan - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 5 mile||Duration: 4 Hours.|
A splendid sortie deep in the Glenbranter Forest just north of Dunoon is Glen Masson. This Glen Massan walk is a low level trip of around seven miles return through the Masson valley under Beinn Mhor and Clach Bheinn to the north and some lesser hills to the south.
With the intention of Hillwalking Glen Massan I came to the southern most point of Loch Eck carry on past Puck's Glen and there you will come to a signposted turnoff to the right that will lead you into the glen and also to the Benmore Botanic Gardens. After a mile or so, there is a small car park from which to commence the walk. Firstly the path leads through some forestry then opens out alongside the River Masson.
Once into the glen the views are stunning all around but after a few miles the path closes in with forestry again. It is possible to carry on till Garrachra Glen depending on your time limit or alternatively Beinn Mhor and Clach Bheinncan be tackled, again depending on time. This is another one of these hidden jewels many people haven't heard of, but you have now.
Local Hotels are the Whistlefield Inn, Coylet Inn on the eastern side of Loch Eck & the Cot House Hotel at the north tip of the Holy Loch. There is also the Glen Masson Cruises departing from the Holy Loch. Normally when I'm travelling to this area from my home in Paisley then I'd take the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon with the Western Ferries.