Hillwalking Inveraray, Dun na Cuaiche
Dun na Cuaiche overlooks Inveraray village, Inveraray castle & Loch Fyne,
Easy to see it from Inveraray Village as the 17th centuary watchtower is clearly visable from the edge of the mountain,
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Hillwalking Inveraray, Dun na Cuaiche - Scottish Walks.
Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray, Argyll & Bute.
Difficulty - Easy.
Duration - 2 Hours.
A fine one day trip took me to Inveraray to scale Dun na Cuaiche 250, the hill that lies just to the north of the village. Along with its watchtower, it is unmistakable from the town.
Taking the Oban Road, A819, out of Inveraray, I parked the car at the designated carpark for Inveraray Castle, stopped in for a quick look around the grounds and then crossed the Frew Bridge to the start of my path and off I went.
The path starts at the end of the bridge to your right, going into forestry right away. Your way will soon reach a road with a gate on the other side. Go through the gate and pick up the path, again, in an open field for a few metres before returning to the forestry. Shortly, some old buildings, which used to be lime kilns come into view, by pass these and continue upwards.
Soon some evidence of an upgrade to the route becomes evident. Now it is only a matter of carrying on until the forestry is behind. Nearing the summit, three sixty vistas come in to view and a short zig-zag, narrow corridor will take the walker to the top for splendid views. Owing to its popularity, the path is well trodden and should provide no difficulties. Enjoy.
The 17th c Watchtower on top at the edge of Dun na Cuaithe is a perfect location for amazing views that look out over Inveraray Village, Inveraray Castle and Loch Fyne. Always be careful and not not venture too far to look out, its a long way down.