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Rucksack Readers => Cowal Way, Portavadie to Inveruglas, Scotland => Topic started by: CWB3 on April 18, 2009, 01:25:27 pm



Title: Cowal Way Open Day
Post by: CWB3 on April 18, 2009, 01:25:27 pm
It hasn’t been re-measured -  it’s been extended by 10 miles. The Cowal Way runs now from Portavadie on Loch Fyne, in the south west of the Cowal Peninsula, to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond, a distance of 57 miles.

This welcome improvement of one of Argyll’s significant core paths is cause for celebration - and celebration it’s getting,

On the afternoon of Saturday 16th May, Glendaruel Village Hall will be home base for a series of family friendly events:

    * Refreshments available from 1400hrs – teas, coffees and home baking
    * Guided and non-guided walks
    * The Walking Theatre Company: ‘Whisky Walk’ (terrain not child buggy friendly)
    * New guidebook for the Cowal Way launched by Culture Minister, Michael Russell
    * Barbeque by Winston Churchill (presumably on the beaches, the landing grounds, the fields, the streets and the hills?)
    * Bar from 17.30hrs
    * Ceilidh with Canned Haggis

The new Rucksack Readers guidebook (http://rucsacs.com/books/Cowal-Way/) to the Cowal Way - being launched by Michael Russell MSP at the event, can now be pre-ordered online.  More information can be found here (http://rucsacs.com/books/Cowal-Way/).

Above release is from http://forargyll.com/2009/04/argylls-cowal-way-long-distance-walking-trail-now-57-miles-long/


Title: Re: Cowal Way Open Day
Post by: CWB3 on May 13, 2009, 10:20:28 pm
Cowal Way Plus Programme of Events
 

Guided/Bused Walks

2.30 pm  Guided

The Whisky Trail

 ‘Wanted’! Smugglers in Glendaruel.
Join The Walking Theatre Company for an intrepid romp through wild woodland to a ruined village. Keep the secrets of the Glen from the Excise men!
Come and be a part of Scottish history through this interactive play which spans 200 years and a struggle for power after the Act of  Union!  Sponsored by The Heritage Lottery Fund.   Register in Hall
 
2.45 pm  Guided   

The Abandoned Village of Kildavain

A walk to the abandoned village above the West Road, guided by Michael Kaufman.     Register in Hall
From 2 pm (by request)   Cruach Mhor Wind Farm
Take the free bus up the hill to wander around the turbines.  Bus or walk back   Register in Hall

7 pm  Guided   

Owl Walk

A walk to visit owl chicks in boxes in the Glendaruel area, guided by expert Arthur French   Register in Hall
(12 maximum)

“Free-Range” Walks

Home Farm walks
   
Enjoy the newly formed walks around Home Farm Steadings or  visit the historical buildings and former site of Glendaruel House and Estate.  Maps and display available in Hall

Old Chapel open to public by kind permission of Anne Ferguson
Glendaruel House and Old Chapel
   

Book Launch

4.45 pm   Join us for the official of the new Guide, published by Rucksack Readers, by Michael Russell, MSP, Minister for Culture, The Constitution and External Affairs.

Catering

2 pm to
6 pm   Teas, Coffees and Homebaking      In aid of Kilmodan Primary School Funds
 

4.30 - midnight   
Bar

from 6 pm     Winston Churchill’s Barbeque & Soup


Entertainment (music from 5.30 pm)

7 pm   Ceilidh with Canned Haggis
      £5 per adult, children 16 or under free
      Raffle

Free bus available (book in Hall or phone 0774 800 3351)

•   from Colintraive – 6 pm and 8 pm, return on request, last return bus midnight
•   available from Tighnabruaich or Strachur if booked in by 4 pm