Geo-Trips :: Glendaruel to Tighnabruaich via Bealachandrain and Otter Ferry, return via Ormidale

Otter Ferry

A cycle ride from Bealachandrain, Tue, 17 Aug 2021 by Thomas Nugent

A 61 year old man's refusal to accept that his cycling days in the Cowal hills are behind him. A ride that I last endured exactly half my lifetime ago in mid 1990, when the Bealachandrain hill was climbed from the 'easy' side at Otter ferry.

The trip actually started and ended at Inverkip. The ferry from Wemyss Bay took me to Rothesay from where I cycled the sixteen miles to Glendaruel via a second ferry to Colintraive. The return from Glendaruel was made over the three climbs to Dunoon, from where a final ferry took me to Gourock and a five mile ride back to Inverkip in fading light. A round trip of around eighty (mostly hilly) miles.

I'm looking forward to doing it again next year.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NS0482 : The B836 road by Thomas Nugent
The B836 road
The top of the hill from Stronafian to Loch Striven. The distant hills are on the... more

NR9883 : Steep hill at Bealachandrain by Thomas Nugent
Steep hill at Bealachandrain
The steepest stretch of the C11 Otter Hill Road is this 1:5 (20%) climb... more

NR9883 : Steep hill at Bealachandrain by Thomas Nugent
Steep hill at Bealachandrain
Grass and moss in the middle of the road above the Bealachandrain hairpin bend on... more

NR9882 : Passing place on Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on Otter Hill Road
Passing places are few and far between on the narrow, winding C11 Otter Hill Road... more

NR9882 : An Cnap from Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
An Cnap from Otter Hill Road
The deforested 243m hill as seen from the C11 Otter Hill Road.

NR9882 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
One of the many steep sections of the east end of the C11 Otter Hill Road.

NR9882 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
The east end of the C11 Otter Hill Road which runs from Clachan of Glendaruel to... more

NR9882 : Power lines at Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Power lines at Otter Hill Road
The power lines and the road compete for space and the easiest route up the steep... more

NR9882 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
One of the many steep bends on the east side of the hill.

NR9882 : Passing place on Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on Otter Hill Road
Approaching the top of the hill from the east side.

NR9782 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Approaching the top of the climb from the east side.

NR9782 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Approaching the top of the climb from the east side.

NR9782 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Approaching the top of the climb from the east side.

NR9783 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Nearing the top of the climb from the east side.

NR9783 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
A short descent between the two peaks of the road.

NR9783 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
A forest road crosses at this 'flat' section of the road between the two peaks.

NR9783 : Forestry roads off Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Forestry roads off Otter Hill Road
At the top of the hill.

NR9683 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
A forestry road briefly runs parallel at the top of the hill.

NR9683 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Approaching the top of the hill and the descent towards Otter Ferry.

NR9583 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
The start of the descent to Otter Ferry and Loch Fyne, a glimpse of which can be... more

NR9872 : Tam's Tool Store, Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
Tam's Tool Store, Tighnabruaich
On the seafront, near the lifeboat station.

NR9583 : Loch Fyne from Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne from Otter Hill Road
Near the top of the descent of the west side of the hill.

NR9583 : Loch Fyne from Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne from Otter Hill Road
Loch Gilp can be seen beyond Castleton headland. Taken near the top of the descent... more

NR9383 : Corra Farm by Thomas Nugent
Corra Farm
At the west end of Otter Hill Road, near the junction with the B8000 at Otter Ferry.

NR9383 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Approaching Corra Farm from the east.

NR9383 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Looking up the hill near Corra Farm.

NR9383 : Field off Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Field off Otter Hill Road
Viewed from just above Corra Farm. Loch Fyne in the distance.

NR9383 : Deforested hill near Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Deforested hill near Otter Hill Road
The 120m Tom an Sgulain, near Corra Farm.

NR9383 : Corra Farm by Thomas Nugent
Corra Farm
Seen through trees from slightly higher up Otter Hill Road.

NR9483 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Descending through woodland towards Otter Ferry.

NR9483 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
Descending through woodland towards Otter Ferry.

NR9383 : Field near Corra Farm by Thomas Nugent
Field near Corra Farm
With Loch Fyne in the distance.

NR9383 : Field near Corra Farm by Thomas Nugent
Field near Corra Farm
With Loch Fyne in the distance.

NR9383 : Otter Hill Road by Thomas Nugent
Otter Hill Road
The west end of the road, where it meets the B8000.

NR9383 : Signs near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Signs near Otter Ferry
Showing 16 miles to Strachur via Otter Ferry.

NR9383 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
At the junction with Otter Hill Road.

NR9384 : Loch Fyne by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne
Viewed from the B8000 road above Otter Ferry.

NR9384 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
Just above the hamlet.

NR9384 : Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry
Viewed from the B8000 road at the old schoolhouse.

NR9384 : The Old Schoolhouse, Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The Old Schoolhouse, Otter Ferry
By the side of the B8000 road.

NR9384 : Argyll's Secret Coast by Thomas Nugent
Argyll's Secret Coast
A tourist road sign by the B8000 at Otter Ferry.

NR9284 : Beach at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Beach at Otter Ferry
Looking west along the beach near the pier.

NR9284 : Oitir at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Oitir at Otter Ferry
Oitir is the Gaelic name for a spit or sandbar. The one shown here is just under a... more

NR9283 : Beach at Ballimore by Thomas Nugent
Beach at Ballimore
A short section of low sea wall runs along the shore here.

NR9383 : Road junction at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Road junction at Otter Ferry
Stay on the B8000 for Tighnabruaich, turn left for the single track hill road to... more

NR9383 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
Approaching the woodland at Barr Gamhaim.

NR9382 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
Passing through woodland near Auchnaha. The large speck to the lower right of... more

NR9382 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
Approaching the telephone exchange at Auchnaha, the roof of which is visible in... more

NR9381 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
A bend in the road at Auchnaha.

NR9381 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
The track to Auchnaha can just be seen on the left.

NR9381 : Log piles by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Log piles by the B8000 road
Sizeable log piles just south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : Forestry safety notices by Thomas Nugent
Forestry safety notices
By the side of the B8000 road at the start of a recently cut forestry road.

NR9381 : The B8000 road near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Otter Ferry
Approaching the top of yet another hill on the road to Tighnabruaich.

NR9381 : Log piles by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Log piles by the B8000 road
Waiting for collection near the roadside south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : Log piles by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Log piles by the B8000 road
Waiting for collection near the roadside south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : Log piles by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Log piles by the B8000 road
Waiting for collection near the roadside south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : Log piles by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Log piles by the B8000 road
High above the road, south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Passing through recently felled woodland south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : Deforestation by the B8000 by Thomas Nugent
Deforestation by the B8000
One or two deciduous trees escaped the chainsaws.

NR9381 : Deforestation by the B8000 by Thomas Nugent
Deforestation by the B8000
One or two deciduous trees escaped the chainsaws.

NR9381 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
A bend south of Auchnaha.

NR9381 : Deforestation by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Deforestation by the B8000 road
Some windfalls can be seen on the horizon.

NR9381 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Twisting and winding its way towards Tighnabruaich.

NR9380 : Deforestation by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Deforestation by the B8000 road
Stacks of logs can be seen on the hill.

NR9380 : Deforestation by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Deforestation by the B8000 road
Stacks of logs can be seen on the hill.

NR9380 : Loch Fyne by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne
Looking across young fir trees towards Kilfinan Bay from the B8000 road.

NR9380 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Looking towards Kilfinan.

NR9380 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Heading towards Kilfinan.

NR9379 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
The road can safely be described as narrow and winding.

NR9379 : Ferns and Loch Fyne by Thomas Nugent
Ferns and Loch Fyne
Looking towards the loch from a welcome break in the trees by the B8000 road.

NR9379 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
A bend in the road near Lindsaig Mill.

NR9379 : Lindsaig by Thomas Nugent
Lindsaig
Viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9379 : Jock's Lodge and Ach a' Chòis by Thomas Nugent
Jock's Lodge and Ach a' Chòis
The lodge is the white cottage, with Ach a' Chòis on the horizon.

NR9278 : Loch Fyne from the B8000 Road by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne from the B8000 Road
Looking over fields and a small woodland near Tigh-an-rathaid.

NR9379 : Kilfinan sign by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan sign
By the B8000 road at the north end of the hamlet.

NR9378 : Kilfinan Hotel by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan Hotel
A fairly large establishment given the size of the hamlet.

NR9277 : The Chapel by Thomas Nugent
The Chapel
A former church on the hillside just off the B8000 road south of Kilfinan.

NR9277 : Milepost by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Milepost by the B8000 road
Showing eight miles to Tighnabruaich.

NR9277 : Milepost by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Milepost by the B8000 road
Showing eight miles to Tighnabruaich. Loch Fyne can be seen in the distance.

NR9276 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Heading south at the entrance to Drum.

NR9275 : Creag Mhòr by Thomas Nugent
Creag Mhòr
Viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9375 : Trees by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Trees by the B8000 road
Just south of the junction for Ardmarnock.

NR9375 : Trees by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Trees by the B8000 road
Just south of the junction for Ardmarnock.

NR9374 : Milestone at Melldalloch by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Melldalloch
Six miles to Tighnabruaich on the B8000 road.

NR9374 : Milestone at Melldalloch by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Melldalloch
Six miles to Tighnabruaich on the B8000 road.

NR9374 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Climbing the hill at Melldalloch.

NR9474 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Approaching the top of the hill south of Loch Melldalloch.

NR9473 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Approaching the top of the hill south of Loch Melldalloch.

NR9472 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Approaching a bend at the 4 miles to Tighnabruaich milepost.

NR9472 : Milepost by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Milepost by the B8000 road
Four miles to Tighnabruaich.

NR9472 : Milepost by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Milepost by the B8000 road
The milepost (4 miles to Tighnabruaich) is on the left. See also [[6955225]].

NR9572 : Strategic Timber Transport Scheme sign by Thomas Nugent
Strategic Timber Transport Scheme sign
By the side of the B8000 road north of Millhouse.

NR9571 : Auchoirk Farm by Thomas Nugent
Auchoirk Farm
By the B8000 road north of Millhouse.

NR9570 : Flags at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Flags at Millhouse
Two Scottish saltires and one Greek flag on the approach to Millhouse from the... more

NR9570 : Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Millhouse
Looking south on the B8000 road.

NR9670 : Entrance to Millhouse Cemetery by Thomas Nugent
Entrance to Millhouse Cemetery
Note the Dolphin Bell and cannon to the right of centre. These came from the... more

NR9670 : Former gunpowder works magazine, Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works magazine, Millhouse
Seen from the B8000 road near Millhouse Cemetery. See also [[6992893]]. Read... more

NR9671 : The B8000 road near Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near Millhouse
North east of Millhouse, on the way to kames and Tghnabruaich.

NR9771 : Approaching Kames on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Approaching Kames on the B8000 road
Dropping down the hill towards the coast.

NR9772 : Tighnabruaich Service Station by Thomas Nugent
Tighnabruaich Service Station
On the coast by the B8000 road.

NR9872 : Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station by Thomas Nugent
Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station
RNLI Inshore Rescue Boat station, by the B8000 road at Waterside.

NR9873 : Tighnabruaich Pier by Thomas Nugent
Tighnabruaich Pier
The Category B Listed pier... more

NR9873 : Port Driseach by Thomas Nugent
Port Driseach
On the north side of Tighnabruaich.

NR9773 : The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich
The road climbs steeply for around three miles from the coast at Tighnabruaich to... more

NR9874 : The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich
A passing place on the hill out of Tighnabruaich.

NR9974 : Communications mast at Creag Rubha Bhain by Thomas Nugent
Communications mast at Creag Rubha Bhain
On top of the 157m hill above Tighnabruaich.

NR9975 : Rock art by the  A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
Rock art by the A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich
At the entrance to a roadside car park.

NR9976 : The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich
The hill is the 297m high An Creagan.

NR9977 : The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich
Looking across a bend in the road to the viewpoint over the Kyles of Bute and Loch Riddon.

NS0077 : The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road out of Tighnabruaich
Looking north from the lay-by at the Loch Riddon viewpoint, where the road peaks... more

NS0079 : The A8003 road by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road
Descending northwards towards Shellfield.

NS0081 : The A8003 road near Ormidale by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road near Ormidale
Nearing the north end of the road.

NR9982 : The A8003 road by Thomas Nugent
The A8003 road
Looking towards the bridge over the River Ruel at the north end of the road, near... more

NS0081 : Postbox at Ormidale by Thomas Nugent
Postbox at Ormidale
By the side of the A8003 road. See also [[6972784]].

NS0081 : Postbox at Ormidale by Thomas Nugent
Postbox at Ormidale
By the side of the A8003 road. See also [[6972782]].

NS0865 : Rothesay Pavilion by Thomas Nugent
Rothesay Pavilion
Work to renovate the Category A Listed building... more

NS0374 : Colintraive, Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Colintraive, Kyles of Bute
Viewed from the shore near Rhubodach Farm on Bute.

NS0373 : Way-marked route at Rhubodach Cottage by Thomas Nugent
Way-marked route at Rhubodach Cottage
Balnakailly Loop, leading to the West Island Way. See also [[6973981]].

NS0373 : Fingerpost route sign by Thomas Nugent
Fingerpost route sign
Balnakailly Loop, leading to the West Island Way. See also [[6973976]].

NS0274 : Bute Cycle Network sign by Thomas Nugent
Bute Cycle Network sign
Showing cycling time from Rhubodach ferry terminal (as opposed to distance) to... more

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
At the north end of the A886 road on the isle of Bute. The same road continues... more

NS0274 : Balnakailly Forest Walk signs by Thomas Nugent
Balnakailly Forest Walk signs
Near the ferry terminal at Rhubodach.

NS0274 : Rhubha a Bhodaich by Thomas Nugent
Rhubha a Bhodaich
A small headland just north of the Rhubodach ferry.

NS0274 : Rhubodach ferry terminal by Thomas Nugent
Rhubodach ferry terminal
The ferry can be seen at Colintraive on the opposite bank.

NS0274 : Yacht in the Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
Yacht in the Kyles of Bute
Coming close to the ferry which is about to leave Rhubodach for Colintraive.

NS0374 : Ferry at Colintraive by Thomas Nugent
Ferry at Colintraive
A Black of Dunoon lorry leaving the ferry Loch Dunvegan, having just made the... more

NS0275 : The Kyles of Bute by Thomas Nugent
The Kyles of Bute
Looking towards the Isle of Bute and the Rhubodach ferry slipway from the B866... more

NS0175 : The Burnt Islands by Thomas Nugent
The Burnt Islands
In the Kyles of Bute near Colintraive. Viewed from the B866 road at Glachavoil.

NS0177 : The B866 road at Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
The B866 road at Loch Riddon
A patch of Skunk Cabbage can be seen on the left. See also [[6978368]].

NS0177 : Skunk Cabbage by the B866 road at Loch Riddon by Thomas Nugent
Skunk Cabbage by the B866 road at Loch Riddon
By the roadside near Eilean Dearg, see also [[6978366]].

NR9983 : The River Ruel by Thomas Nugent
The River Ruel
Looking upstream from the bridge near Bealachandrain.

NR9983 : Angler on the River Ruel by Thomas Nugent
Angler on the River Ruel
Just upstream from the bridge near Bealachandrain.

NR9983 : The River Ruel by Thomas Nugent
The River Ruel
Looking downstream from the bridge near Bealachandrain. The old road to... more

NR9983 : Bridge over the River Ruel by Thomas Nugent
Bridge over the River Ruel
A Category B Listed bridge... more

NR9983 : Bridge over the River Ruel by Thomas Nugent
Bridge over the River Ruel
Category B Listed http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB11808 by... more

NR9983 : The old road at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The old road at Glendaruel
The road was superseded by the A886 in the mid 1970s. This stretch now forms part... more

NR9983 : The old road at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The old road at Glendaruel
The road was superseded by the A886 in the mid 1970s. This stretch now forms part... more

NR9983 : The old road at Glendaruel by Thomas Nugent
The old road at Glendaruel
The road was superseded by the A886 in the mid 1970s. This stretch now forms part... more

NR9983 : Bealachandrain Farm by Thomas Nugent
Bealachandrain Farm
The steepest part of the hill road to Otter Ferry can be seen as the treeline... more

NR9384 : Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Otter Ferry
The shore east of the old pier, viewed from the old pier.

NR9384 : The shore at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The shore at Otter Ferry
Looking east, up Loch Fyne, from the old pier.

NR9384 : The old pier at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The old pier at Otter Ferry
Looking east, up Loch Fyne.

NR9384 : Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Otter Ferry
The Oystercatcher pub and restaurant stands pretty much on the shore. Seen here... more

NR9284 : Shore at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Shore at Otter Ferry
Looking east and up Loch Fyne, past the old pier.

NR9284 : Yacht off Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Yacht off Otter Ferry
Just off the old pier.

NR9284 : The shore at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The shore at Otter Ferry
The oitir (spit) which gives the hamlet its name extends out into Loch Fyne on the right.

NR9284 : Ballimore Bothy, Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Ballimore Bothy, Otter Ferry
A recently completed bothy for mariners and other active tourists. An earlier... more

NR9284 : The Oystercatcher, Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The Oystercatcher, Otter Ferry
The Oystercatcher pub and restaurant stands pretty much on the shore.... more

NR9284 : Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry
Looking east towards the old pier.

NR9284 : Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry
Just east of the old pier and Oystercatcher pub.

NR9284 : Private road at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Private road at Otter Ferry
Leads from the old pier to Otter Estate.

NR9283 : The road to Ballimore by Thomas Nugent
The road to Ballimore
The private road heading south along the Loch Fyne shore towards Ballimore is... more

NR9283 : The road to Ballimore by Thomas Nugent
The road to Ballimore
Looking north along the private road, back towards Otter Ferry.

NR9283 : Holiday lodge at Ballimore by Thomas Nugent
Holiday lodge at Ballimore
One of several along the private road in the estate.

NR9283 : Ballimore Oyster Farm by Thomas Nugent
Ballimore Oyster Farm
Part of the oyster farm in Loch Fyne, at Ballimore Estate, Otter Ferry.

NR9283 : Ballimore Oyster Farm by Thomas Nugent
Ballimore Oyster Farm
Part of the oyster farm in Loch Fyne, at Ballimore Estate, Otter Ferry.

NR9384 : The B8000 road at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road at Otter Ferry
Heading north east along the shore of Loch Fyne, away from Otter Ferry.

NR9384 : The B8000 road at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road at Otter Ferry
Heading north east along the shore of Loch Fyne, away from Otter Ferry.

NR9384 : The old pier at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The old pier at Otter Ferry
Viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9384 : The old pier at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
The old pier at Otter Ferry
Looking along the B8000 road to Otter Ferry from the north east.

NR9384 : Milestone at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Otter Ferry
Showing "To Dunoon 22", which is still fairly accurate today, via the... more

NR9384 : Milestone at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Milestone at Otter Ferry
Showing "To Dunoon 22", which is still fairly accurate today, via the... more

NR9383 : Small quarry at Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Small quarry at Otter Ferry
By the B8000 road, near the junction with the hill road to Glendaruel. Shown as... more

NR9383 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Near Cnoc na Corra, just outside Otter Ferry.

NR9383 : Field near Otter Ferry by Thomas Nugent
Field near Otter Ferry
On the south slope of Cnoc na Corra.

NR9379 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Just north of Kilfinan.

NR9379 : Bridge over the Kilfinan Burn by Thomas Nugent
Bridge over the Kilfinan Burn
Carries the B8000 road over the burn, just north of Kilfinan.

NR9379 : Passing place on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on the B8000 road
Just north of Kilfinan.

NR9379 : Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan
Approaching the hamlet from the north on the B8000 road.

NR9378 : St Finan's Church, Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
St Finan's Church, Kilfinan
Parts of the Category B Listed building... more

NR9378 : St Finan's Church, Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
St Finan's Church, Kilfinan
Parts of the Category B Listed building... more

NR9378 : St Finan's Church by Thomas Nugent
St Finan's Church
Parts of the Category B Listed building... more

NR9378 : Kilfinan Community Hall by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan Community Hall
A nice hall for such a small community. Complete with a defibrillator on the... more

NR9378 : Kilfinan Community Hall defibrillator by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan Community Hall defibrillator
On the front wall of the building [[6981080]].

NR9378 : Kilfinan War Memorial by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan War Memorial
By the B8000 road which runs through the hamlet.

NR9378 : Kilfinan War Memorial by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan War Memorial
See also [[6981097]].

NR9378 : Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan
Viewed from the B8000 road at the War Memorial.

NR9378 : The Old Post Office, Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
The Old Post Office, Kilfinan
A charming old building, built around 1700, by the B8000 road at the south end of... more

NR9378 : The Old Post Office, Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
The Old Post Office, Kilfinan
A charming old building, built around 1700, by the B8000 road at the south end of... more

NR9378 : Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan
The south end of the hamlet on the B8000 road at the Old Post Office.

NR9378 : The Old Post Office, Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
The Old Post Office, Kilfinan
A charming old building, built around 1700, by the B8000 road at the south end of... more

NR9378 : North Lodge and gates by Thomas Nugent
North Lodge and gates
One of the lodges for Otter House, by the B8000 road at the south side of Kilfinan.

NR9378 : B8000 West Cowal Timber Road sign by Thomas Nugent
B8000 West Cowal Timber Road sign
At the south side of Kilfinan.

NR9378 : Kilfinan Farm by Thomas Nugent
Kilfinan Farm
South of Kilfinan, viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9378 : The B8000 road near South Lodge by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road near South Lodge
South Lodge (of Otter House) can be seen in the distance.

NR9378 : The B8000 road at Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road at Kilfinan
A rare stretch of the road, looking south from the War Memorial.

NR9277 : Road to The Chapel by Thomas Nugent
Road to The Chapel
A converted church off the B8000 road, between Kames and Kilfinan. Available... more

NR9277 : Farmland south of Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
Farmland south of Kilfinan
With Loch Fyne in the distance.

NR9278 : Cattle grazing south of Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
Cattle grazing south of Kilfinan
With Loch Fyne in the background.

NR9277 : Passing place on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on the B8000 road
Near Annfield Cottage, south of Kilfinan.

NR9277 : Farmland south of Kilfinan by Thomas Nugent
Farmland south of Kilfinan
With Loch Fyne in the distance, viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9277 : Cottage by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Cottage by the B8000 road
On an elelvated site, overlooking Loch Fyne.

NR9277 : The B8000 road at Drum by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road at Drum
The road cuts through a strip wood at this point.

NR9277 : Deer fence by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Deer fence by the B8000 road
Just north of Drum Farm.

NR9277 : Farmland near Drums Farm by Thomas Nugent
Farmland near Drums Farm
A strip wood runs down to Loch Fyne on the right.

NR9277 : Farmland near Drums Farm by Thomas Nugent
Farmland near Drums Farm
A strip wood runs down to Loch Fyne on the right.

NR9277 : Passing place on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on the B8000 road
Looking north, near Drums Farm.

NR9277 : Deer fence by the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Deer fence by the B8000 road
A gate and a potential ladder just north of Drums Farm.

NR9276 : Ach Chreagach by Thomas Nugent
Ach Chreagach
A 107 metre hill near Drums Farm.

NR9276 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
What appears to be a fairly new passing place, near Drums Farm.

NR9276 : Log lorry on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Log lorry on the B8000 road
The empty P. McKerral & Co Ltd lorry is heading north on the designated West... more

NR9276 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Heading south near Drum Cottage.

NR9276 : Corr Mheall by Thomas Nugent
Corr Mheall
The 87m hill, viewed from the B8000 road, near Drum Cottage.

NR9276 : Farmland near Drum Cottage by Thomas Nugent
Farmland near Drum Cottage
Rough grazing, viewed from the B8000 road. Loch Fyne is in the distance.

NR9276 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Winding and dipping as it heads south at Drum Cottage.

NR9276 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Approaching a bend south of Drums.

NR9276 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
A bend just south of Drums.

NR9275 : Creag Mhòr by Thomas Nugent
Creag Mhòr
Viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9275 : Corr Mheall by Thomas Nugent
Corr Mheall
The 87m hill as seen from the B8000 road.

NR9275 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Heading south towards Melldalloch.

NR9275 : Course of the River Auchalick by Thomas Nugent
Course of the River Auchalick
The river can't be seen from the B8000 road, but its course can be discerned by... more

NR9275 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
A bend in the road near Auchanaskeioch.

NR9275 : Deer fence near Auchanaskeioch by Thomas Nugent
Deer fence near Auchanaskeioch
Alongside the B8000 road.

NR9275 : Drystane dyke by Thomas Nugent
Drystane dyke
A damaged dyke alongside the B8000 road.

NR9375 : Wind damaged plantation by Thomas Nugent
Wind damaged plantation
Some mature trees at the edge of the forest at Melldalloch have fallen victim to the wind.

NR9275 : Overhanging trees near Melldalloch by Thomas Nugent
Overhanging trees near Melldalloch
What appears to be a single tree is actually a group of three, overhanging the B8000 road.

NR9275 : The road to Crispie by Thomas Nugent
The road to Crispie
Crispie Estate https://www.crispie.co.uk/ on the shore of Loch Fyne is at the end... more

NR9375 : Passing place on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Passing place on the B8000 road
Just north west of Melldalloch.

NR9473 : Creag an Fhithich by Thomas Nugent
Creag an Fhithich
The 185m high hill, viewed from the B8000 road, which the sign on the left... more

NR9473 : Craig-Na-Feich Dam by Thomas Nugent
Craig-Na-Feich Dam
Viewed from the B8000 road.

NR9473 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Just south of the Craig-Na-Feich Dam.

NR9473 : Course of the Craignafeoch Burn by Thomas Nugent
Course of the Craignafeoch Burn
The burn runs in the dip in the middle distance.

NR9473 : Summit on the B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
Summit on the B8000 road
Approaching the 135m spot height, just south of the Craig-Na-Feich Dam.

NR9472 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Holy Isle (extreme left distance) and the mountains of Arran provide the stunning... more

NR9472 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Holy Isle (extreme centre distance) and the mountains of Arran provide the... more

NR9572 : The B8000 road by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road
Approaching the series of bends north of Millhouse.

NR9670 : Former gunpowder works magazine, Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works magazine, Millhouse
Seen from the B8000 road near Auchoirk. Kyles of Bute golf club is in the... more

NR9571 : Course of the Craignafeoch Burn by Thomas Nugent
Course of the Craignafeoch Burn
The burn runs amongst the trees in the middle distance. The former gunpowder works... more

NR9571 : The B8000 road north of Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road north of Millhouse
A bend in the road near the brow a hill.

NR9570 : Former gunpowder works at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works at Millhouse
The works were once fairly extensive for a village the size of Millhouse. The... more

NR9570 : Former gunpowder works at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works at Millhouse
The works were once fairly extensive for a village the size of Millhouse. The... more

NR9570 : Former gunpowder works at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works at Millhouse
The works were once fairly extensive for a village the size of Millhouse. The... more

NR9570 : Former gunpowder works, Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works, Millhouse
The works were once fairly extensive for a village the size of Millhouse. This was... more

NR9570 : Former gunpowder works, Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Former gunpowder works, Millhouse
The works were once fairly extensive for a village the size of Millhouse. This was... more

NR9570 : Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Millhouse
Approaching the crossroads on the B8000 from the north. The B800 makes a left turn... more

NR9570 : Millhouse Crossroads by Thomas Nugent
Millhouse Crossroads
The B8000 road behind the camera makes a left turn and has priority through the... more

NR9570 : Road signs at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
Road signs at Millhouse
The crossroads has been modified over the years to make it a pair of T junctions.

NR9570 : House at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
House at Millhouse
On the junction of the B800 road and the minor roads for Portavadie and Kames.

NR9570 : House at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
House at Millhouse
At the junction of the minor roads to kames and Portavadie.

NR9570 : The B8000 road at Millhouse by Thomas Nugent
The B8000 road at Millhouse
The road makes a sharp turn through the hamlet.

NR9570 : Crossroads Pets & Garden by Thomas Nugent
Crossroads Pets & Garden
At the crossroads in Millhouse.

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