Tel: 01436 850500
BY CAR FROM GLASGOW
On the M8, go west through Glasgow. Cross the Erskine Bridge going North. Take the A82, signed Crianlarich. Continue on the A82 turning left into the A817, signed Garelochhead. Drive ten minutes to roundabout and take road signed Arrochar. Drive one mile to second roundabout and take road signed (in red) Coulport. After four miles turn left immediately after sign Accident Blackspot. Continue to T-junction and turn right. Follow the hill down. The Cove Park entrance is on the left.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Trains run every half hour between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh Central. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Trains also run every hour from Glasgow Central to Gourock where a connecting ferry service is provided to Kilcreggan (10 minutes drive from Cove Park). Ferry tickets can be purchased onboard by credit card. Please note that ferry service is unavailable on Sundays.
It is approximately 45 minutes via bus from Helensburgh to Cove Park and 8 minutes via bus from Kilcreggan to Cove Park. Click here for the bus timetable. Bus fare can be purchased onboard by credit card. The bus stop closest to Cove Park is “Peaton Hill” which immediately follows the “Cove” stop. See site map below for reference of the “Peaton Hill” stop in relation to Cove Park. Please note that it is about a 20 minute walk uphill to the Jacobs Building (Artist’s Centre).
The nearest airport is Glasgow International Airport which is 10 minutes by shuttle from Paisley Gilmour Street train station. A train service from there to Gourock connects with a passenger ferry to Kilcreggan, 10 minutes drive from Cove Park (see Public Transport, above).
Taxis can be organised in advance for the journeys from Helensburgh and Kilcreggan to Cove Park (please contact Cove Park for details).
Notes on Accessibility
The ferry service is not accessible for wheelchair users – there are several stairs depending on the tides and a narrow bridge with step-ridges for boarding. For train service, please visit the ScotRail guidance for accessible travel. Both the Wilson’s of Rhu local bus service and the Garelochhead local bus service are wheelchair accessible. The Kilcreggan-based taxi company, Peninsula Cabs provides the “Black Hackney Cab” which is wheelchair accessible.