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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.


Where we are

Ardyne forest notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

We are currently felling trees infected with the disease, Phytophthora Ramorum. To ensure public safety, we have had to temporarily close some sections of the forest:

The Corlarach Loop is currently closed to allow felling of trees in a number of locations.

Please follow our Keep it Clean advice before and after a visit to any woodland.

Panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde

Explore this peaceful corner of Cowal and discover its superb views over Bute and the Firth of Clyde. One of the hidden gems of this area is the ornamental Chinese ponds – picnic here and enjoy their tranquil beauty.

Guide map to Argyll Forest Park (PDF 4.6MB)


Cycling and horse riding

Why not jump on your bike or horse and tackle the 10 mile Corlarach Loop trail.

Facilities & access


The nearest public toilets and cafés are in Innellan (4 miles away) or Dunoon (8½ miles away).

Getting here

Ardyne is 2 miles west of Toward Point. From Dunoon, head south to Toward and follow the main road as it curves round the bottom of the peninsula. The road then heads inland passed Castle Toward. Ardyne car park is a ½ mile beyond this on the right.

The full drive from Dunoon is about 9 miles and should take 15-20 minutes.

Using SatNav?

PA23 7UH is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Occasional local bus services run from Dunoon to Castle Toward, ½ mile from the trails. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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