Craig is located on the west side of Loch Etive, and is two miles from a public road. It is accessible by vehicle (with high clearance), by sea, bike or on foot. There is parking available right outside the cottage at Craig.
Marks the end of the road, and start of the forestry track which leads you through Bonawe Quarry and up the loch. Passable on foot, by mountain bike or vehicle with high clearance.
Access by land
You will need a vehicle with high clearance, such as a 4X4 or SUV. Please do not attempt the journey in a standard vehicle as we are not able to tow you out and the AA might not be keen either! The track is normally in good condition but it can be slightly affected by the weather. Craig lies two miles up the track from Bonawe Quarry.
NOTE 2019: There are plans for a Hydro scheme to be built further up the loch, which will mean that the track will get repaired and upgraded. As yet (Feb 2019) we do not have a date for this work but have been assured that there will be access to the cottage at all times.
I normally allow 20 minutes to drive from the quarry up to Craig.
Access by sea
The cottage is close to the loch side so access by water is possible, but only if you know what you are doing! Loch Etive is a sea loch, and there are a number of points along its shore from which you can launch a boat or kayak. Boat hire is available from TFC boats at Taynuilt.
Due to the nature of the loch and the high mountains around it, there can be squalls and unpredictable wind conditions. We strongly advise that you only bring a boat or other craft if you are experienced in similar conditions and locations.