Argyll’s Secret Coast is on the Cowal Peninsula which forms part of the southern edge of the Highland Boundary Fault and is therefore Highland in nature. The land lies on the edge of the European Continental Shelf – with the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Warm-water currents driven along the edge of the shelf by the Gulf Stream keep the west coast climate warmer and wetter than the east, which why is why you find such an abundance of flora and fauna, wildlife and woodlands to explore.
The land is steep and rugged and ranges from sea level up to 3,000ft. The slopes are covered in forest and woodland up to 1,200 ft with some intact ancient broadleaf woodland which is preserved and protected. The open hill from the forest to the peaks provides some of the best walking and most spectacular views in the west coast of Scotland.