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.
From June 30th 2014 - a new extension to the walk will be added, giving a walking experience of 100 miles. A new leaflet giving information on the new section can be purchased via the Kintyre Way Shop
NEW 2015 KINTYRE CALENDAR2015 Kintyre Calendars on sale through local stockists and the Kintyre Way Shop. A perfect Christmas present & a good way to support the route maintenance.
Check out past winners by going to the side menu - Photograph Competition - sub title Competition Winners
New Kintyre Way Leaflet -30th June 2014
Kintyre Way Walking Trail has been rerouted to give you 100 miles to explore, order your new free leaflet by visiting the Kintyre Way Shop.
The Kintyre Trail Leaflet (suitable for non walkers)
This trail takes you
around the Kintyre peninsula via roads, ideal for "non-walking" visitors
who want to make the most of their visit to Kintyre by car, visit www.kintyre.org for a tour of the Peninsula and what it has to offer.
A free Kintyre Trail leaflet is available via the post, please visit Kintyre Way Shop to order.
Fundraising for Kintyre Way
Shopping Online is increasing, make this action beneficial to Kintyre Way, visit Easyfundraising and nominate Kintyre Way as your chosen charity, then whenever you shop online with a participating retailer, Kintyre Way receives a donation.
Its quick and easy to do, just go to Easyfundraising and enter Kintyre Way in the box to nominate us as your chosen charity, its free, Kintyre Way will benefit with every click of the mouse.
Author: Web Editor Date: 18th June 2014 Version: 1.01