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Route outline on island with path nameWest Island Way

Argyll and Bute

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A route on the Isle of Bute embracing a variety of landscapes including seashore, moorland, farmland and forest. It passes St Blane's Chapel, the abandoned townships in Glen More and the outskirts of Rothesay. There is minimal road-walking.


Waymark: Route outline on island with path name
Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Route outline on island with path name
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Average Gradients
Start: NS108544 - Kilchattan Bay, Argyll and Bute View on StreetMap
Finish: NS069673 - Kames Bay, Argyll and Bute View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2000
Web Sites: West Island Way Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes Scotland's Great Trails

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Loch Lomond & Cowal Way with Isle of Bute  (Rucksack Readers  - 2019 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 63
OS Landranger Active 63
OS Explorer 362
OS Explorer Active 362
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)


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Route Profile:

47.2 km (29.3 miles)
869 m (2,851 ft) ascent
146 m (479 ft)  maximum height

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