With the launch of the Dunoon Forward App, we thought it would be good to showcase one of the five trails included in the App. The trails are designed to help you discover some of the hidden aspects of our social and cultural heritage, whilst enjoying a walk or cycle.
Trail 4 - is the Sea-to-tree-trail. This trail is around 13.8km long and will take you around 1 hour and 30 mins to cycle or 5 hours to walk. We recommend this trail for reasonably fit people with some walking and cycling experience.
It is a great trail for people who want to get a feel for the area as it helps you explore a diverse range of environments from shingle beaches to forested hills.
Starting at the historic Dunoon Pier, you head along the shore to Kirn, Holy Loch and Sandbank - where you can stop to see the location of the famous Robertson’s boat-building sheds. You then loop back through the village, past GH Currie the blacksmith, and up and around Loch Loskin then onto forestry tracks.
If you are feeling fit, you can climb up to the Camel's Hump viewpoint. This is the perfect place to stop for a short break and enjoy panoramic views across Holy Loch, Sandbank, Dunoon, and the Firth of Clyde.
The remainder of the trail takes you downhill, out of the forest passing Bishops Glen and then further south to Bullwood to discover the connection this area has to Harry Lauder.
You then end the trail passing along West Bay, past the site of the historic Dunoon Lido, and giving you time to savour those seaside views across to the Gantocks before heading back to Dunoon Pier.
For more information about this trail, and to discover other trails, activities, and games in the App download Dunoon Forward here>