Things To Do, Places to Eat

There are many things to do during your visit to Inverlounin

Read on for info on things to do within 0-10 minutes of Inverlounin, or explore some things that are further afield.

On our Eating Out page, you’ll find some helpful ideas on the food front.

On your doorstep

In the house we keep leaflets, maps and our own guide to what you can literally do on the doorstep.

See our map here for general orientation.

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

Quick guide to local walks

Cowal Walks, including the Cowal Way

Forestry Commission Routes

Forestry Commission Cycle Trails

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. On land you may well see a red squirrel in the garden and deer are abundant in the forest and on the hills. Frequently seen terrestrial birds are woodpeckers, siskins, bullfinches, long-tailed tits, grey wagtails buzzards as well as a host of more common birds. It is also worth looking out for Golden Eagles.

Tom Murray will rent you a boat (up to 8 people) and fishing tackle from the pier at Lochgoilhead. 01301 703432 or 07776 185514. LGC also do generally larger boats on 01301 703382.

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

There is Bike Hire at Argyll Bike Hire based at Drimsynie 01301703177 or 07718448787

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.  01301 703 391

Leisure centre at Drimsynie Hotel is part of the chalet/caravan complex at the head of the loch. 25M pool, Indoor Bowling, Children’s Play Area (heavy on video games), snooker, gym and ice skating. You can pay as you go or buy a weekly pass.  0845 4599772.

Drimsynie also has a 9 hole golf course and everything can be hired 0845 4599772

There is a mobile beauty therapist in Lochgoilhead, Gemma  01301 703152 or 07824444160. She will come to you.

On this page you can explore some things that are further afield.

On our Eating Out page, you’ll find some helpful ideas on the food front.