Young fresh forest, a range of trails and panoramic views to Arran and Bute


Find peace at Ardyne

Explore this peaceful corner of Cowal and discover its superb views south and west. Two of the hidden gems of the area are the ornamental Chinese ponds – picnic here and enjoy their tranquil beauty.

Our Argyll Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 4.6MB) will help you explore Ardyne and other woodlands in this wonderful part of Scotland.


  • As of 17 August 2018, the Chinese Ponds Trail will be diverted due to essential tree felling operations. Please follow all onsite safety and diversion signage. This is likely to be the case until February 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Time for a refreshment

There are public toilets in Innellan (4 miles / 6.4 km) or Dunoon (8 ½ miles / 13.6 km). Innellan has the closest place to eat or you can find many other options in Dunoon town centre.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Fancy a challenge? Why not jump on your bike or horse and tackle the long Corlarach loop.

Contact: Cowal and Trossachs Forest District

Address: Aberfoyle, Stirling

Postcode: FK8 3UX

Telephone: 0300 067 6600


How to get here

From Glasgow take the A82 along the west shore of Loch Lomond and turn left onto the A83 at Tarbet. Follow the A83 until the junction with the A815. Stay on the A815 for 25 miles until you reach Dunoon. From Dunoon go south on the A815 through Innellan and Toward. Ardyne car park is ¾ mile / 1.2 km beyond the entrance to Castle Toward. The car park is at grid reference NS 112 690.

Alternatively, travel to Gourock and take the ferry to Dunoon.

Using SatNav?

PA23 7UH is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

A bus service runs from Dunoon to Castle Toward, ¾ mile / 1.2 km from the car park and trails. You'll find details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

Argyll Forest Park covers much of Cowal.

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