Support for everyday walking, cycling & wheeling
Here at Dunoon Area Alliance Community Development Trust we aim to build connections and share information to help make our community a great place to live, work, study and visit.
As part of our action we have brought together groups, organisations, businesses and individuals actively involved or interested in supporting and promoting active travel.
Active travel simply means making journeys in physically active ways - like walking, wheeling (using a wheelchair or mobility aid), cycling, or scooting. The aim is to make active travel the natural choice for short journeys.
By supporting more people in our area to walk, wheel, and cycle for everyday short journeys, we can improve health, create safer communities, and reduce environmental impacts.
With support from the Social Enterprise Academy Scotland we organised a training day involving council staff, business owners, community groups and individuals. Together we identified the active travel assets that already exist here in Dunoon and discussed the potential for new projects and initiatives. This group of people will continue to meet as a network to consider next steps in taking these ambitions for our area forward and new members are always welcome.
As a first step, we agreed to share a regular Active Travel e-newsletter to help highlight what is available, so here it is!
We hope that you might find something here inspire you to get walking or wheeling for those short, everyday journeys.
You can browse the range of local Active Travel Assets by clicking on the list of links below. Please get in touch if you know of anything that should be added or amended - this is a work in progress.
Useful Active Travel links
Explore walking and cycling routes around Dunoon and enjoy some heritage facts along the way:
Dunoon Forward App | tacit-tacit
Join in with some health walks and led rides or train to be an active travel volunteer:
Cycling UK | The UK’s cycling charity
Dunoon Bothy Project. | Facebook
Get back on your bike with these led rides for women:
British Cycling Let’s Ride Breeze Network
Breeze Network Dunoon | Facebook
Find out about cycle training in local schools and Dunoon Grammar School's Mountain Bike Club:
Get into the hills around Cowal with this well established and supportive club:
Cowal Mountain Bike Club | Facebook
Arrange a trip on the fabulous e-trishaw or volunteer as a trishaw driver:
Get on the water with the help of this friendly local club:
Toward Seasports Club - SCIO | Facebook
Local business providing all you need to get running, walking, cycling or paddling:
Local business providing outdoor clothing to get you out in all weathers:
Highland Stores (highlandstoresdunoon.co.uk)
Hire a mountain bike to get out and about:
Dunoon Bike Hire - Startline MTB
Get your bike serviced or repaired and sign up for Scotland's Bike Repair Scheme with:
Duncan MacLeod Cycling Services - Home (dmclcs.com)
Get your bike services or repaired or buy a new model here in Dunoon at:
Find out about converting your favourite bike into an e-bike at:
Electric Bikes Scotland - beck (beckelectricbikes.co.uk)
Get a £50 discount on bike repairs from:
Follow the Argyll Kayak Trail:
The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail | Paddle Argyll (paddle-argyll.org.uk)
Check out the options for exploring Argyll on land and sea:
Pedalling and Paddling In Scotland (wildaboutargyll.co.uk)
Find out about environmental action underway across Argyll:
Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust (act-now.org.uk)
Learn about Social Prescribing to support health and wellbeing: