The Cowal Way runs for 57 miles (92 km) across the Cowal peninsula, which lies west of Glasgow. The route starts at Portavadie on Loch Fyne and ends at Inveruglas on Loch Lomond. It's connected by ferry both to the Kintyre Way and to the West Highland Way, and thence to the Great Glen Way. It's the missing link that enables Scotland's ultimate long-distance walk, from the Mull of Kintyre all the way to Inverness.The trail is waymarked and undulating, with rugged terrain and glorious views over Bute and the Firth of Clyde. The area is rich in history and heritage, with wildlife sightings including red squirrel, red deer and golden eagle.This essential trail guide contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday, with detailed route descriptions, background information, side-trips and planning information for travel by car, ferry, bus and plane. The book is in full colour, with over 60 photographs and it has a dropdown route map (1:110,000), all printed on waterproof paper.