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Route outline on island with path nameWest Island Way

48 km / 30 miles

Argyll and Bute
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.


Path Type
Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Route outline on island with path name
Route outline on island with path name
Scotland's Great Trails; Average Gradients; Coastal; Moorland
NS108544 - Kilchattan Bay, Argyll and Bute
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NS069673 - Kames Bay, Argyll and Bute
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Cowal Way: with Isle of Bute (Rucksack Readers - 2016)


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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:
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Other Paper Maps:
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Discover the Isle of Bute: Including West Island Way (Footprint Maps - 2017 reprint)

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21 Km


Route Profile:

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