Getting Here

Argyll’s Secret Coast is just two hours from Glasgow and the journey takes you through fabulous scenery.

Travelling by road from Glasgow

Option 1 via the famous ‘Rest & be Thankful’ mountain pass:  Take the A82 along Loch Lomond to Tarbet, then the A83 towards Inveraray and Campbeltown. At Cairndow, turn left on to the A815, then at Strachur turn right on to the A886, signposted Glendaruel and Colintraive. Just after Glendaruel then right on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich. 

Option 2 via the Dunoon ferry: Take the A8 to Gourock, then Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point to Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon. Turn right on to A815, then shortly after leaving the 40mph area, turn right on B836, a single track road with passing places. After about 17 miles, turn right on A886, then left on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich.

The last 15 minutes of your journey are spectacular as you climb over the mountains and enjoy the views of the Kyles of Bute (and the peninsula you will run around!) before you descend into Tighnabruaich.

Travelling by bus

National coach services run from cities and towns across Scotland to Dunoon where you can link to local services that will take you to Argyll’s Secret Coast. National coach services also run to Tarbert, where you can catch a ferry to Portavadie.

Argyll and Bute Council offer detailed public transport guides which include local bus companies that operate across the region. West Coast Motors operates a bus service between Dunoon and Tighnabruaich, but check the times as there are only a few a day.


Registration is at the Kames Hall. As you descend to the shore at Tighnabruaich (with the Royal An Lochan hotel to your right) turn right and head 1/2 mile along road to the Kames crossroads. Go straight across the junction and the hall is 100 yards on your left.  Limited parking is available on the road outside the hall and on the Shinty Brae. From registration, it’s a 10-minute walk to the start line next to the Royal An Lochan.
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Feel free to contact us with any questions or press enquiries.

Accommodation options can be found at The Argyll Secret Coast website.

Telephone: Eve MacFarlane 07861 235407