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Recreation & Sports

Quad Biking

Quadmania is located in Blairmore on the A880 about 1 mile from the pier. Quadmaina hosts a variety of adventurous outdoor activities from Quad biking, kayaking clay-shooting, abseiling to rock climbing. All excursions are supervised by trained instructors.

Quadmania Ltd
Stronchullin Farm
Blairmore
DUNOON
Argyll
PA23 8TP

Tel: 01369 810289
Email: info@quadmaniascotland.co.uk
Web: www.quadmaniascotland.co.uk

Admission

Quad bike treks range from:£32.00 - £62.00
Clay shooting range from:£28.00 - £37.00

River Rocket

River Rocket provides fun and adventurous high speed powerboat rides and cruises from Holy Loch Marina at Sandbank.

Tel: 01369 707054
Email: admin@riverrocket.co.uk
Web: www.riverrocket.co.uk

About Argyll Walking Holidays

Each year Cowal hosts the very popular Cowalfest, walking and arts festival. The festival is held on an annual basis in October and the 2006 festival takes place from 6th October to 15th October.

Cowalfest is a new style of festival, geared towards the active lifestyles and wide ranging interests of life in the 21st century. Breaking down barriers, dusting down traditional walking, taking the arts out of their box and offering a great experience for all. Walking cycling, scenery, wildlife, history, heritage, arts, crafts, drama and music have all been put into the mixture to come up with a life enriching blend that is guaranteed to leave you wonderfully relaxed yet stimulated by fresh air and great sights in the outdoor world and the arts.

In addition, for all year round walking, there are many guided and self-guided walking routes throughout Argyll. There is also a new 47 mile footpath running the length of the Cowal Peninsula, starting at Portavadie to Ardgarten.

To find out more contact any of the following sources:

Tourist Information Centre in Dunoon:

7 Alexander Parade
DUNOON
Argyll
PA23 8AB

Tel: 08707 200629
Email: info@visitscotland.com
Web: www.cowalwalking.org

About Argyll Walking Holidays:

Argyll Walking Holidays
Letters Lodge South
Strathlachlan
Argyll
PA27 8BZ

Tel: 01369 860272
Email: info@aboutargyll.co.uk
Web: www.aboutargyll.co.uk

Fishing

Blairmore Pier holds a Scottish record for the largest catch ( a 30lb Angler fish back in 1979!) The pier is notoriously popular for fishing during the mackerel season.

To find out about other places to fish around Argyll contact the:

Dunoon & District Angling Club:

112 Argyll Street
Dunoon

Tel: 01369 703232

Sailing

There is a Marina at the Holy Loch which offers competitive rates for long and short term berthing, storage and handling.

Holy Loch Marina
Rankin's Brae
Sandbank
Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 8QB

Tel: 01369 701800
Email: berths@holylochmarina.co.uk
Web: www.holylochmarina.co.uk

There are also 2 sailing clubs, the Holy Loch and Toward Sailing Club, and there is also the Tighnabruaich Sailing school.

For those looking to hire a yacht for either a day sail or to charter a yacht yourself contact Charter for you:

Kip Marina
Inverkip
Renfrewshire
PA16 0AS

Tel: 01369 830258
Email: c4u@charterforyou.co.uk
Web: www.charterforyou.co.uk

Golfing

For those who enjoy playing golf, why not visit the following Golf Courses for a round of golf. There are three courses locally, Blairmore & Strone, Dunoon, and Innellan Clubs.

Blairmore & Strone Golf Club has a 9 holes course with a spectacular view of the Clyde Estuary. Party bookings are accepted. Bar facilities are available, and catering is available on request. No booking is necessary and an honesty box operates when unmanned.

Charges

Adult: weekday - day£10.00
Adult: weekend - day£10.00
Adult: weekly£30.00

Blairmore & Strone Golf Club
High Road
Strone
Dunoon

Tel: 01369 840676

Innellan Golf Club has an 9 hole layout with excellent views over the Firth of Clyde and its islands.

Charges

Adult: -£12.00
Junior: -£6.00 (under 16yrs)
per 18 holes/day (Adult) -£8.00
per 9 holes (Junior) -£4.00

Innellan Golf Club
Innellan
Dunoon

Tel: 01369 830242

Dunoon Golf Club has an 18-hole course with a fully equipped clubhouse.

Charges

weekday - round (Adult) -£24.00
day -£37.00
weekend - round (Adult) -£34.00
day -£46.00
weekday - round (Junior) -£10.00
day -£16.00
weekend - round (Junior) -£16.00
day -£25.00

Cowal Golf Club
Ardenslate Road
Dunoon
Argyll

Tel: 01369 705673
Email: secretary@cowalgolfclub.com
Web: www.cowalgolfclub.com


 

 
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