How to find us

Cormonachan Community Woodlands are on the west side of Loch Goil, about 3-4 miles from Lochgoilhead and 2 miles from Carrick Castle, Argyll, PA24 8AF on a single-track road C6.  Look out for the television/radio aerial compound on the west side of the road where there is a new large car park or if walking you can access another entrance just after Lochwood House sign at Clach Bhadach. The Cormonachan Community Woodlands are currently trying to raise money for a new project for a path to connect the existing paths to the old village at Upper Cormonachan and the waterfalls and are looking for funding and donations.

The woodlands car park is accessed from G.R. NS 196 975 or 56°08’14.9″N 4°54’13.6″W

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The short walk of 1 km is the green Squirrel Trail to the south of the area with a Red Squirrel Hide and Contemplation Shelter and the long blue circular walk around the whole area is approximately 2 ½ km.  Please note these two paths have several steep inclines on them but benches and some picnic tables have been positioned in various places around the walks for you to rest and admire the views. These walks are described as easy to moderate.

The red walk is an alternative route ‘off the road’ between Lochgoilhead and Carrick Castle and vice versa through Cormonachan Community Woodlands. The yellow route is another alternative if walking to or from Lochgoilhead on the Forest Road.

”NO OVERNIGHT PARKING” is allowed in the car park and ”NO CAMPING OR FIRES” are permitted and ”LEAVE NO TRACE” when visiting these ancient woodlands please.

You can add photographs of your walks in Cormonachan Community Woodlands by going to Instagram – #cormonachan if you wish.

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