Welcome to Argyll Walks. Take a walk with a good-natured guide, fully insured, on one of Luss’ new walking tours. The walking tours depart at 11am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Luss Walking Tour
For the most part, Argyll Walks offers a lively 60-minute guided walk around the village of Luss. Generally, all tours are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. As a rule,we make stops within the tour to look at the stunning scenery. In addition to, we take time to hear stories about the people, customs, industry, and heros of Luss village.
You will learn about Luss’ crowning glory the restrained “estate” style miner cottages.Next we look into the village ancient past, its present and its war hero in WWI. Together, with your guide will share in the knowledge of St. Kessog and early Christianity. Later, we visit Luss Parish Church and of course Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond. In particular, Shore Cottage is the oldest cottage in Luss dating from 1863. For the most part, we will hear stories of Clans Colquhoun, MacFarlane and McGregor.
From the 12th century there has been a Colquhoun clan on the banks of Loch Lomond. Robert the Bruce signed a charter to bestow the lands of Luss to the clan Colquhoun. The main seat of the clan was a “Rosdhu” which means black headland in gaelic. There is a ruined chapel dating from the 12th century near the main manor house now. Rosdhu is now Loch Lomond Golf Club.
“A Warm Welcome “
Luss Parish Church was built in 1875. Sir James Colquhoun built the church in memory of his father who drowned. It has a very unusual hammer-beam ceiling in the shape of an upturned boat. There are stain glass windows depicting saints in memory of Colquhoun family. Rescued from decay and destruction a one thousand year old baptismal font, still used today. There is a stone effigy of Saint Kessog dating from the 14th century.
Argyll Walks welcomes you, when you come to see the beauty of Luss village. Local guide with over 20 years experience of walking in Loch Lomond, Argyll. These walking tours will give visitors a greater understanding of their place in landscape.
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