Local Walks

Please note there are nine walks in and around Carrick Castle other than along the shore-side road.

There is a new one (to be photographed) which goes around Carrick Castle village that goes up from Carrick Farm by the car park just on the hill track and back down by the Carrick Castle Estate Lodge & Barn and back to the road. It takes about an hour to walk and has great views of Loch Goil and the village.

 All distances and timings of walks are from the castle

Five are accessed from the north end of the village, beyond the river Carrick where you will find a small rough road that goes past some new houses. Go over the gate by the farmhouse and up onto the track heading up the glen towards the water treatment building. There is one track (Walk 3) that goes straight up the glen with the river on your left and the other two (Walk 1 and Walk 2) go off to the right as you go up this track. Walk 5 and Walk 6 are extensions to Walk 2. Walk 5 goes to the Lochan nam Cnaimh and Walk 6 goes up to the top of Cruach Mountain.

Each walk has its own page on the website. Walk 2 can clearly be seen from the visitors' moorings cutting its way across the hillside towards Cruach Mountain to the north-west. Another walk (Walk 4) is accessed from the gate just over the new bridge south of the public toilets and takes you up alongside the river into the forest - this area is currently being felled in 2016/17. For the advanced walker, it is also possible to walk to Ardentinny. The path from Carrick Castle going south for the first part has now been restored (Walk 7). Full details of each of the walks are shown with photographs and directions from the castle. Click on the links below...

Walk 1  ::  Walk 2   ::   Walk 3   ::   Walk 4   ::   Walk 5   ::   Walk 6    ::   Walk 7   ::  Walk 8  ::  Walk 9

Walk 8 is another walk about 2 1/4 miles away at Cormonachan Woodlands just outside Carrick Castle on the road to Lochgoilhead by the TV aerial where there is a new car park (2017).


       Cormonachan Woodlands - There are two walks of 1 km and 2.5 km once there

The Cormanachan Woodlands Association have added new way marker posts to the paths in 2016.

Buses from Carrick Castle pass the woodlands 5 times a day each way, except on Sundays. The bus times are displayed in the bus shelter by the car park behind the castle.

This walk has it's own website at Cormonachan Woodlands. There are various benches and picnic tables in the woodlands and beautiful views across Loch Goil.


"We had a wonderful hike up from the North end of the village and over the top of the hill (got up 420M above sea level) then came down the glen track.  The club website was useful in giving us some information for getting started, so thanks for that.  The internet is much appreciated."

Yacht Darwin Sound, 16th September 2010

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