Books about walks in Argyll

1.) Walks Inveraray & South Argyll including Kintyre
(Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)

Walks Inverara South Argyll including KintyreThis is a handy paperback published in 2016. Its only 32 pages and is approximately 14 x 10 x 0.3 cm in size, making it easy to bring along for walks. Written by Paul Williams and Richard Hallwell, and with illustrations by Roebecca Coope, this guide is a part of a popular series of A6 pocket walking guides.

The book “Walks Inveraray & South Argyll including Kintyre” covers the Scottish west coast between Mull of Kintyre in the south and Ardfern in the north. It describes routes suitable for walkers and you can find a suitable routes here for walkers and hikers of varying abilities. The shortest walks are just half a kilmetre long (0.35 miles) while the longest are 16 km from start to end (10 miles). In all, there are 28 different walks to explore.

The area covered by this book contains a lot of beautiful walks in varying scenery, such as walks by the Crinan Canal and walks that will take you to Kilmartin and Dunadd. A big plus is how route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps.

  • Publisher: Hallewell Publications; 1st edition (31 July 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872405681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872405681

2.) Walks Oban & North Argyll
(Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)

Walks Oban North ArgyllJust like most walking guides from Hallewell, this nifty little paperback published back in 2008 is easy to bring along on your walks. It is just 32 pages with the approximate dimensions 19 x 11 x 0.2 cm.

Written by Paul Williams and illustrated by Rebecca Coope, Walks Oban & North Argyll is focused on the area surrounding the coastal town of Oban. The nearby islands that can be reached from Oban are included in the book, while the inland limit is Bridge of Orchy.

The book contains a total of 26 walks. The shortest one is just half a mile, while the longest is 14 miles. A lot of easy walks are included as well as some that will take you walking up inland hills.

Examples of beautiful routes found in this book are Oban – Gallanach and Tyndrum – Bridge of Orchy. Route descriptions are accompanied by 2-colour sketch maps.

  • Publisher: Hallewell Publications; 2nd edition (20 March 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872405274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872405278

3.) Oban and North Argyll – 40 Favourite Walks

Oban and North Argyll - 40 Favourite WalksThis is a pretty thick paperback comprising 96 pages, which should be taken into account if you want a book to bring along on your walks and hikes. The dimensions are approximately 15 x 11 x 1.20 cm.

Written by Keith Fergus, this book is focused on Oban and North Argyll and includes walks in many different types of environments. These walks will allow you to see everything from forests, rivers, lochs and impressive mountains to well-tended gardens and the famous Crinan Canal. You will also get to experience notable archaeological and historical sites in the landscape.

As the title lets us know, this book contains a total of 40 walks.

  • Publisher: Pocket Mountains; 1st, January 2016 edition (15 Jan. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907025499
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907025495