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Loch Awe

Walks 1 & 2

WALK 1
Old Ruined Village (30 mins duration. NB beware MUD after rain!)
Enter Monument Hill and turn left into lane to barrier entrance to forest track. Turn LEFT immediately through fence chicane and climb up through old oak wood to clearing and summit. The ruined dwellings here were inhabited by the MacNab Clan (smiths & armourers to Kilchurn Castle) for more than 400 years. Last inhabitants are said to have come down some fifty years age. The site is also a prehistoric settlement or 'dun', the outlines of which are clearly visible. Nice views over the glen.

Path continues, skirting the right hand side of the 'dun', through forest to regain the forestry track.

Now you have a choice : TURN RIGHT along track and then, after 300 yards, RIGHT again and you will come gently home.

Alternatively, cross over track and climb steps for Walk 2.

WALK 2
Paddy's Point (30 mins)
Cross track and climb steps up to summit. A stiff climb but worth it for spectacular views over Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan. The old Scots pines and great beeches make it a landmark.
*Trees have fallen and obstructed the steps to Paddy's Point. A longer clockwise approach is advised. 

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