Hiking in the Highlands

 Whats on nearby

 Coming out of Lockdown 

Many of the businesses surrounding us at The Fyne Den, have been completely closed or have restricted services at present.  Others have been able to now open up fully.

Please make sure and check their websites listed below, to find out if they are open or offering the service you are looking for. 

As a destination, everyone in the area is trying very hard to offer services that both meet your needs and look after everyone's safety, and we leave the list below of usual services for future reference.

 What's on Nearby 

Loch Fyne is Scotland’s longest sea loch in Scotland and at the head of it we have the perfect mixture of seacoast and highlands.

This stunning landscape is full of activities for families to enjoy.

 

From an abundance of wildlife to farming, brewing, cycling, walking, eating and numerous historical and adventurous activities nearby, there is so much to do in and around The Fyne Den that you will want to return with your family again and again

 

Things to See and Do

 

Looking to bag a Munro, well if you are feeling energetic enough to carry the wee ones, the wonderfully isolated Beinn Bhuidhe stands magnificently along a five mile track up Glen Fyne, promising stunning views from the summit.

Try Walk Highlands for more information about this summer walk.

There are plenty of other less demanding hills around the glen to choose from, and also a beautiful easy walk along the track that follows the River Fyne 5 miles to the head of the glen.

Why not hire an electric bicycle from The Fyne Den for a fun experience up Glen Fyne (5 mile road route) or along the many paths and walks around the head of Loch Fyne. 

Book by phone or email in advance so as to not be disappointed.

Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens is a few minutes away in the village of Cairndow and offers an ideal opportunity to take your family before or after your visit to The Fyne Den.

Set against mountains and forest, it is a lovely place for children to explore and run some energy off.

It's open all the year round, and is home to The Gruffalo Trail, which follows a short route through an atmospheric area of the woods.

At the end of the path, near the lochan where water lilies flower in the summer, the Gruffalo sculpture is hidden, waiting to surprise inquisitive children. 

The latest addition to the woodlands is a wonderful Fairy Trail, where we have been told that some fairies & elves have decided to make their homes,

right in the middle of the woodland garden!

Admission Fee £5 per adult, £2 per child (4-16 years) 3 & under free, £15 per family 2 adults plus children £9 single parent plus children, annual season ticket £20, group rates available. Dogs on leads are welcome. Open dawn to dusk every day.

Worth a visit for all ages. 

Here We Are centre offers an interesting insight into the local area from the past present and future. Nestling in between Loch Fyne Oysters and The Tree Shop, well worth a visit particularly with older children who would be interested in their interactive displays.

Somewhere to eat

 

If you are looking for somewhere to eat for the family, our location could not be better:-

Within a few minutes walk is the world-famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Restaurant serving local fresh seafood in their modern, family welcoming restaurant, and freshly filled rolls, pastries and tapas style delights to take-out from their lovely Deli, along with their famous smoked  salmon and local seafood.

The Tree Shop Garden Centre & Café is next door to the Oyster Bar, serving freshly home-made soups, sandwiches, lunches and the most fabulous home baking, available all-day for take-away or sitting in their delightfully pretty, relaxed and child-friendly café.

A large selection of trees, shrubs, plants and gifts are also available. 


Just along the road is the Fyne Ales Brewery, Shop & Bar. Pull up a bar stool in their friendly Tap Room for a pie and a pint or try their courtyard on a sunny day for relaxed al-fresco dining with the family.

They also run amazing Brewery Tours and have an extensive shop selling award winning ales.


If you pop down into the village of Cairndow you will find the welcoming Stagecoach Inn

where meals for all the family are served in their Bar, Restaurant or stunning Beer Garden in the warmer months, with fabulous views across Loch Fyne.
 

 

All these places are accessible by walking using the footpaths running south towards Loch Fyne Oysters (Deli & Restaurant), The Tree Shop (Garden Centre & Café) and Here We Are (local information & post office). {10-minute walk}.

The Path over the bridge then North along the river, takes you to Fyne Ales Brewery (Tap Rooms) {10-minute walk}.and on up Glen Fyne for walks and Beinn Bhuidhe.{1 - 8 hours}

The path south from the bridge takes you higher above Loch Fyne along the road to the village of Cairndow with its pretty houses and Church, and where you will find The Stagecoach Inn (restaurant), and the Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens (Gruffalo and Fairy trails).{40 minute walk}.

 

There is a walkers car-park situated just off the A83 at the start of all the paths if you wished to walk to these destinations. 

We have listed the nearest attractions and eateries that are between 2- and 5-minutes’ drive away from The Fyne Den. The Historic Georgian town of Inveraray is a 20 minute drive away and part of the Cowal Peninsular, regarded as 'Argyll's Secret Coast' is a 30 minute drive away.  The Arrochar Alps are a 20 minute drive over the 'Rest and Be Thankful'. If you are interested in finding out more about what is available locally try:-

 https://www.visitscotland.com/

https://www.wildaboutargyll.co.uk/about/

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