Friday 27th September to Saturday 5th October

A week-long festival celebrating the outdoors in and around Dunoon will be held for the first time in the town on Scotland’s Adventure Coast from 27th September to 5th October 2019. Celebrating everything outdoors, this will be a week packed with activities for those who love the fresh air and adventure, including running, mountainbiking, fishing, guided walks and live evening audiences.

Speaking Events

Mark Beaumont: Around the World in Eighty Days

Friday 4th October

Mark Beaumont set out to make this Victorian fiction a two wheeled reality. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day. Over the past decade Mark’s epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, also serving capsize in the mid-Atlantic.

Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions (Under 18’s and Over 65’s) £13 and are available at

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Participation Events

Dunoon Ultra Marathon and Relay

Sat 5th October

33mile race, starting at the stunning Benmore Gardens and finishing at Dunoon Pier.

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Summit to Sea Festival Guided Walks

Fri 27th – Sun 29th September

Guided walks in a beautiful countryside setting in association with Cowal Fest.

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Dirt Dash: Overnight Bikepacking

Sat 28th – Sun 29th September

An overnight bikepacking event on Scotland’s Adventure Coast, split over two days with an overnight camp.


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Mountain Bike Coaching

Sat 28th September, Bishops Glen, £15pp

Hone your mountain biking skills, expertly taught by top Scottish rider/coach Ben Cathro of Sick Skills, Oban on the fabulous MTB trails around Dunoon.

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Come and Try Introduction Events

Fishing: Come and Try

Sun 29th September, 9.00am – 1.00pm

This a FREE taster session at Bishops Glen, at which participants will be supplied with required fishing equipment, but you should bring appropriate clothing, wellies etc.

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Sailing: Come and Try

Sun 29th September, 10.00am – 2.00pm

FREE fun and interactive taster sessions are for those wishing to try basic sailing for the first time. Run in conjunction with Holy Loch Marina, Holy Loch Sailing Club and Benmore Outdoor Centre.

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