Outdoor Activities

There are plenty of activities for all ages and interests around Inverlounin

See our map here for general orientation.

The following useful links provide further guidance on the outdoor opportunities. 

Quick guide to local walks

Cowal Walks, including the Cowal Way

Forestry Commission Argyll Guide

Many of these walks or cycles can be started directly from the house as there are direct links North and South to the Forestry network. A number of local circuits can be undertaken or you can simply walk along the tarmac track to the village.


Although our beach is stony there are decent gravelly patches - even sandy ones at low tide.


Turn over any rock and you will see that these waters are rich in life with plentiful crabs, molluscs and intertidal fish to be seen.  Commonly seen are seals, porpoises, oystercatchers, herons, mergansers, cormorants, eiders and diving gannets.

Naval activity

You may also see naval activity in the loch. Being both steep-sided and 300ft deep it’s a popular spot for submariners to practice their ups and downs and surface ships sometimes steam up and down on trials. Because of the proximity of the Clyde submarine base, the loch is patrolled randomly day and night by a police launch which has a rather throaty roar.


Activities such as abseiling, archery, canoeing, climbing wall, gorge walking are available for half day sessions from the Ardroy Centre on the other side of the loch. Half day sessions from aged 5 upwards, beginners welcome. 

Bike hire

There is Bike Hire at Argyll Bike Hire based near Drimsynie.


Sea fishing for mackerel, cod and pollock. River fishing for salmon and sea trout by permit from the post office 01301 703201.

Leisure centre

Drimsynie Hotel is part of a chalet/carvan complex at the head of the loch. 25M pool, indoor bowling, children's play area, snooker, gym and ice skating.


Drimsynie also has a 9 hole golf course and everything can be hired from there.

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