Kintyre Way

Kintyre Way

The remote Kintyre peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. What better way to discover the ruined castles, rich wildlife, fabulous local seafood, welcoming hotels and magnificent scenery than on foot.

The Kintyre Way is a magnificent peninsula that feels more island than mainland. This 89 mile self-guided walking holiday allows you to explore the quiet and hidden places, small local fishing villages, the crashing Atlantic waves and the rich wildlife (including otters, seals, seabirds and perhaps a basking shark) of the Kintyre Peninsula.
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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Tarbert to Clachan
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 35.6 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 937 m
Descent 920 m

A long walk taking in all Kintyre has to offer; coastline, moorland, forest, lochs and country lanes.

from Robbie Thurley,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Clachan to Tayinloan
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 42 m
Descent 59 m

A coastal day's walking that combines potentially challenging ground along the rocky shores with some easy going road walking.  

from Robbie Thurley,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Tayinloan to Carradale
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.1 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 477 m
Descent 465 m

An undulating route crossing the Kintyre Peninsula from west to east along steadily climbing forestry roads and well established tracks.

from Robbie Thurley,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Carradale to Loch Lussa
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 536 m
Descent 419 m

Follow the trail along rocky coastline, deserted foresty tracks and the shores of Loch Lussa before your taxi transfer to Campbeltown or walking on ...

from Robbie Thurley,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Loch Lussa to Campbeltown
Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.3 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 109 m
Descent 240 m

A short section of the route connecting the southern end of Loch Lussa to the hustle and bustle of Campbeltown town centre.  

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Campbeltown to Southend
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 479 m
Descent 472 m

A comparatively relaxed day of walking over undulating fround on quiet country lanes and fine sandy beaches with spectacular views from Cambeltown ...

from Robbie Thurley,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Southend to Machrihanish
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 27.6 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 592 m
Descent 600 m

Leave Southend behind and head to Machrihanish with stunning coastal scenery and a feeling of remote isolation with no settlements or roads visible ...

from Robbie Thurley,   Macs Adventure