Glorious views, varied wildlife and space to stretch your legs, just minutes from Dunoon


Drink in the view at Corlarach

Whether you have an hour or a day to spare, there's a trail here to suit you. The forest rises high above Dunoon giving you fabulous views over the Firth of Clyde and Loch Striven, as well as a great chance to see the local wildlife.

Corlarach means 'common pasture' – a place where local folk used to graze their cattle and sheep. Those animals are gone, but you might be lucky enough to see grouse, roe deer and red deer, and the many birds of prey which thrive here today.

Our guide to Argyll Forest Park will help you explore Corlarach and other woodlands in this wonderful part of Scotland.

Please note, tree felling operations are taking place on the section of the Corlarach Loop adjacent to the Berry Burn. The Corlarach Loop is closed between Corlarach and the Blue Lochan/ Innellan junction, while other trails are still open. Please observe all onsite safety signage and instructions, and lookout for vehicles on the forest road.

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Essentials nearby

Dunoon has many places to eat and the nearest public toilets.

Walking trails

Please note, there are tree felling operations taking place on the section of the Corlarach Loop adjacent to the Berry Burn. Whilst the trails are still open, please observe all onsite safety signage and instructions and lookout for vehicles on the forest road. 

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

More than just a walking trail

The Corlarach loop is a long trail suitable for bikes and horses.

Contact: Cowal and Trossachs Forest District

Address: Aberfoyle, Stirling

Postcode: FK8 3UX

Telephone: 0300 067 6600


How to get here

From Glasgow, travel to Gourock and take the ferry to Dunoon.

From the pier follow Marine Parade (A815) south out of Dunoon. Just beyond the play park, turn right into Kilbride Road and follow the signs to Corlarach car park.

For foot passengers the distance from the ferry to the car park is about 3 miles / 4.8 km.

Alternatively, take the A82 past Loch Lomond and turn onto the A83 at Tarbet. Follow the A83 until the junction with the A815. Follow the A815 for 25 miles / 40 km to Dunoon, then follow the instructions above.

The car park is at grid reference NS 162 675.

Using SatNav?

PA23 7LN is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

You’ll find details of public transport at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

The Argyll Forest Park covers much of Cowal, and has eight more fabulous forests to discover.

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