& Trossachs National Park, offers numerous forest tracks, way marked walks and cycle ways, is on the doorstep. There are various activities available such as horse riding, sailing, quad biking, yoga and holistic therapies. Across the loch is the Kilmun Arboretum, home to a variety of exotic tree species making a fascinating place to explore. The Benmore Botanic Gardens are a must see with its avenue of Giant Redwoods and wonderful plants. Golfing is available locally and Dunoon has an 18 hole course. A short drive and ferry ride will take visitors to the Isle of Bute, where the fabulous Victorian Gothic Mount Stuart House makes a great day out. Dunoon provides a good shopping centre, leisure facilities and a cinema. From Dunoon visitors can enjoy trips on the historic paddle steamer "Waverley" (summer only) or take the ferry service to Gourock and then the bus south to Largs or west by train or bus to Greenock and Glasgow.