Lochgilphead to Crinan

The shipping shortcut of the west coast, the Crinan Canal, is a delight for cyclists and walkers of all ages. Dark peaty waters fill this wide canal which links the Atlantic with Loch Fyne.

Join the towpath by Lochgilphead and turn right to cycle through lush countryside. At Cairnbaan, there’s the first in a series of locks. To the north of the village lies Kilmartin Glen which contains hundreds of Cup and Ring marked stones, chambered cairns and stone circles dating from Neolithic/Bronze Age times. Continue on the canal by Móine Mhór (The Great Bog) to reach the attractive harbour at Crinan.

This is a short section of the Oban to Campbeltown section of the very much longer Caledonia Way (National Route 78).

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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