Cowalfest Walking and Arts Festival held each October is one of the largest and most
varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 70 walks led by expert and knowledgeable
walk leaders including National Park and Forestry Commission Rangers. See also Walkhighlandswebsite.
Wildlife watching - Red squirrels, seabirds, deer, otters and the rest. Don’t forget
your binoculars. Check out the Forestry Commission for excellent guides to the local
Swimming - Riverside Swim and Health Centre, Dunoon. Facilities include a 25m, 6
lane pool (with 40m flume), and a teaching pool. It also has a Health Suite with
sauna, spa, steam room and relaxation area, multi-purpose gym and the Riverside's