Loch Etive Path
Start location: Bonawe (NN 011 334)
End location: Trilleachan (NN 108 449)
Geographical area: Argyll and Bute
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 18.5km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians
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From Bonawe (reached by bus from Oban or Connel) go along the west side of Loch Etive by a forest road past Craig and Cadderlie. 2km beyond Cadderlie the road leaves the lochside to reach the bridge over the Allt Easach between Dail and Barrs. Descend towards Barrs and go along the birch fringe of the Loch Etive by a rough path which is often very wet. An alternative way is to go along the forest road to its end 1½km beyond the bridge over the Allt Easach and continue along a recently made very rough track which traverses well above the lochside and ends below the Etive Slabs, from where a path drops down to the head of the loch. There the public road is reached and followed up Glen Etive for 4km to within 2km of Invercharnan.
This path appears entirely in the Ordnance Survey 6 inch to the mile map from the mid 19th century and thee are a lot of settlements and houses depicted along the way. It must have been quite a busy route at this time with people travelling it for communication and trade purposes but is now very quiet.