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CowalFest Argyll 2016 Walking and Outdoor Festival 7th – 16th October 2016 inclusive

CowalFest Argyll takes place in the beautifully scenic Cowal Peninsula situated between Loch Fyne and the Firth of Clyde in the west of Scotland. The hub for activities is Dunoon which is easily reached by road via the stunning Rest and Be Thankful or by car/public transport and ferry from Gourock. Although only thirty miles from Glasgow, Cowal is a tranquil area with a rich heritage and abundance of wildlife. The settings for the extensive range of walks could not be better for Cowal is Scotland in miniature and quite simply a hidden gem!

Now in its fourteenth year, CowalFest is still finding something new to offer with more than eighty events planned over the ten days of the Festival. Walking takes pride of place and all ranges of abilities catered for. Serious hill walking, gentle strolls, heritage walks, family activities, horse riding and health walks for the less able are included along with Nordic and Chi walking – something for everyone indeed.

Evening entertainment includes traditional music and dance, a quiz, talks and plenty of opportunities to sample the food and drink at the beer festival or wine tasting events. Stay over and enjoy a few days in the company of friendly people who will be delighted to meet you.

This year, in conjunction with Dunoon Presents, the official Opening Day will be held on the old Victorian Pier. An Ultra Marathon will take place on this day and stalls and family friendly entertainment will be provided on the recently refurbished Pier.

Looking from the Pier across to the Breakwater one of the star attractions of CowalFest Argyll will be on view – The Kelpie Maquettes. These are the ten feet high replicas of Donald Scott’s famous Kelpies and they will be in Dunoon from the 1st to 14th October. They are sure to be popular so make sure you come along to see them!

For further information please contact 01369 830 793 or visit the website www.cowalfest.org

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