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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

Loch Eck

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

A picturesque picnic spot with lochside views

As you follow the road along the eastern shore of Loch Eck, stop at one of our picnic sites and enjoy gorgeous views across the loch. Jubilee Point picnic site is particularly photogenic, so don't forget to bring your camera.

Loch Eck is a great place for wildlife. Red squirrels forage its shores and deep under its surface swims Scotland's rarest freshwater fish – the powan. This relic from the ice age is a protected species and is only found here and in Loch Lomond.

Activities

Take to the water

Portable, non-motorised craft - like canoes or kayaks - can be launched from Jubilee Point.

No camping

Camping from your vehicle is not permitted here. There are campsites with facilities nearby at Sandbank and Kilmun, by Dunoon.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Boat launching
Boat launching
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are at Whistlefield and the café at Benmore Garden.

Stay The Night

Our Stay the Night trial has now ended. All participating car parks have now reverted to no overnight parking permitted, in line with all our car parks.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

There are two car parks with picnic facilities along the east bank of Lock Eck on the A815. Jubilee Point can be found approximately half way along the loch.

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PA23 8SG is the nearest postcode.

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Nearby forests

Family stand on wooden bridge spanning gorge overlooking a stream with wild trees and thick green undergrowth all around.

Short walks and long rides in the centre of Argyll Forest Park

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
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Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Loch Eck': 3.03 miles
Two women walk with young girl running ahead on leafy path, beside beach at Ardentinny, on the shore of Loch Longt Ardentinny

Cowal's longest sandy beach

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Loch Eck': 3.35 miles
Young girl in pink leggings stands on top of moss covered tree stump on woodland trail, Benmore Forest, near Dunoon

Walk between colourful plants and giant conifers

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Distance from 'Loch Eck': 4.70 miles

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