Canals don’t come much more beautiful than the Crinan – small but perfectly formed! Not narrowboat territory by any stretch of the imagination, the waterway is used mainly by seagoing pleasure craft to avoid the potentially stormy passage around the Mull of Kintyre.
The sea lock at Crinan lifts boats into the basin where there is often a bustle of activity. Thereafter the waterway journeys via nine locks and six lift-bridges through superb Highland scenery, skirting Lochgilphead before reaching Ardrishaig on the shore of Loch Gilp – an inlet of mighty Loch Fyne.
The Crinan Canal represents the ultimate towpath walk or cycle – if you visit this part of Scotland, be sure to check it out.