Trip Review: Dunoon and Argyll Forest (February 2012)

The Land of Myths and Faeries

Every good adventure needs a story. Puck's Glen north of Dunoon in the Cowal Peninsula is a magical place for telling a good tale. You can just imagine yourself surrounded by mythical beasts. A good Scottish tale about faeries is always a good one for students. You have to realise though that a Scottish faerie is a far cry from Tinkerbell and the like. A Scottish one is evil, pure evil.

Walking through Puck's Glen we waited until we were in the depths of the Argyll Forest before telling the most awful stories of what the Scottish faeries have done over the years. Needless to say it was less than pleasant. The forest itself is just wonderful. You really can't appreciate it until you've been yourself. It's a stones throw from Glasgow (plus a ferry journey) so no excuses!

Dunoon as a town is great for killing an afternoon. So much to see and do like the Bishop's Glen and the ruins of the castle. We even squeezed in one more ruin before we left at Toward south of Dunoon. Having a ruin to yourself is pretty much the ideal Student Tours Scotland tour. It's not every day you get the chance to run free around a castle.

We'll be repeating this trip again but not for some time. For now it's our little secret.