Walks around Furnace
FURNACE is a fantastic centre for walkers. As well as the popular Leacainn Walk, described here, the nearby forest is crisscrossed with a network of forest roads and tracks leading to ruined, historic buildings and giving fabulous views across Loch Fyne.
The energetic can use the tracks to get close to Dun Leacainn with an exhilarating scramble up to the summit or seek out some of the historic sites, including Auchantiobairt, once reputed to be the birth place of General MacArthur, leader of the Allies during the 2nd World War, as well as Queen Victoria’s Bridge and the quarry where the stone was sourced for Inveraray Castle.
The Cliff Access path takes experienced rock climbers to the Dun Leacainn Cliff, one of the finest rock climbing cliffs in Argyll.
Click here for a link to the Google Maps view of all the tracks and historic sites.
The 5.1/2 mile Leacainn Walk is a lovely, varied, circular walk which starts and ends in Furnace. Created in 2000 as a Millennium project, the walk has become popular with locals and ramblers alike and now appears in several guide books. If time permits, why not break the walk at the half way stage and visit the unique Auchindrain Museum and its welcoming tea room?
Follow the guide below or call into Furnace Stores for a free walk leaflet.
Click here for the full walk description.