Argyll’s Secret Coast is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll’s Cowal peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.
Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, it’s an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. You won’t find crowds of tourists here. What you will find is fantastic seafood, welcoming pubs, a wide range of holiday accommodation, a vibrant arts scene, breathtaking scenery, ancient sites and loads of outdoor activities. It may feel wild and remote, but it’s only a two-hour drive from Glasgow. Why not make a weekend of it and discover all this area has to offer?
You’ll find holiday accommodation in Kames, Tighnabruaich, Portavadie and the surrounding area to suit all budgets, from five-star luxury holiday apartments to camping on the shore. Accommodation does get booked up for the Kyles 10 Miles weekend, so do book ahead if you’re planning to make a weekend of it.
Eat and drink
The clear waters of Loch Fyne provide some of the best seafood in the world, the estates supply the finest game and venison and the thriving community of local producers create everything from smoked delicacies to local ales. And the area’s many cafes, restaurants and pubs serve it all up in relaxed surroundings. You can pick up some great local goodies at the Local Producers’ Market which is held in the Kames Hall (registration) from 10am to 1pm on race day.