Hillwalking Dun na Cuaiche Inveraray Scottish Walks with Tony Connery

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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,
includes Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.

 

Hillwalking Inveraray, Dun na Cuaiche - Scottish Walks.

Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray, Argyll & Bute.
Difficulty - Easy.
Duration - 2 Hours.
September 2010


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.

Inveraray Castle, Duke of Argyll and Seat of Clan Campbell
Inveraray Castle, Home of the
Duke of Argyll and Seat of Clan Campbell


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.
 

River Aray heading to Loch Fyne
River Aray
heading to Loch Fyne

Start of Dun na Cuaiche Walk Inveraray
Start of Dun na Cuaiche Walk
Inveraray

 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.
 

Eastwards from Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray
Eastwards from
Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray

Westwards from Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray
Westwards from
Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray

 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.

Watch Tower, Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray
Watch Tower
Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray

View from Dun na Cuaiche at the Watch Tower of Inveraray and Loch Fyne
View from the Watch Tower
of Inveraray and Loch Fyne


 

 

This website is dedicated to my passion - Walking throughout Scotland.
I have tried to share my experiences with you, in the hope that you will have some idea where to walk and what to look out for on your travels.
This is not an Official Guide but use only as a helpful hints & ideas to get you through the terrain.