The official end point of the Kintyre Way is now the village of Machrihanish. This removes 5 miles of dangerous road walking along the B842 and B843 between Campbeltown and Machrihanish.
Sections 5, 6 and 7 will now run as follows:-
5. Carradale to Campbeltown
6. Campbeltown to Southend
7. Southend to Machrihanish
Welcome to the Kintyre Way More island than mainland, the wonderfully unexplored Kintyre peninsula boasts hidden coves, deserted beaches along the wild Atlantic coast, tiny fishing communities, gentle hills, fabulous local produce and a welcoming friendly people.
Perhaps you've experienced some of it - a walk along Westport beach as the Atlantic surf crashes onto the shore; scallops, maybe, eaten at the water's edge; the sun setting over Jura; a shot of Springbank; otter spotting; a blustery picnic at the ruined thirteenth century chapel which marks the arrival point of St Columba prior to his trip to Iona. Now, with The Kintyre Way, you will be able to explore so much more.
Stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Dunaverty in the south, the way-marked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. 140km (87 miles) long with 4 to 7 days worth of walking, there is serious hiking and gentle rambles, all of which bring home the beautiful reality that is Kintyre.
The Way has been created by the efforts of Argyll and the Islands Enterprise, (now known as Highlands and Island Enterprise), Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage, local windfarm trusts, local businesses, Leader and Argyll & Bute Council.
The route is waymarked by blue posts with the
Kintyre Way logo on them. In Tarbert, Clachan and Campbeltown vinyl
stickers are placed on lamp-posts to guide walkers. Look out for the
mile marks which are found throughout the route. These are undergoing a
redesign so to stand out from normal blue route waymarkers, please bear
with us as we roll out the new posts.
Author: Web Editor Date: 3rd February 2015 Version: 1.01