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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.

 

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Craig: 56.465243, -5.185862
Bonawe Quarry: 56.450539, -5.225029
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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.
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Craig Cottage

 

Access by land

The track up to Craig is currently in excellent condition as it has just been relaid (May 2019). Most vehicles will be able to access the cottage without problems, but avoid any that are very low. There are still the occasional bump in the track, and the quarry can be a bit bumpy in places. Extreme weather may affect the surface, but if you have any concerns then please get in touch. Craig lies two miles up the track from Bonawe Quarry and I normally allow 20 minutes to drive from the quarry up to Craig.

NOTE 2019: There is a hydro scheme being built five miles up the loch from Craig. This means that there is a small amount of traffic going up past the cottage, but otherwise we should not be affected.

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.