The Kintyre Way is managed on the 'least restrictive' principle to make it accessible to as many users as possible - including cyclists, runners and horse riders.

 

Ongoing maintenance

Along the entire 100 miles of the Kintyre Way we have a programme of maintenance and route upgrades including:

This improves the route for non-walkers and walkers alike.

 

Route classification

The Kintyre Way sections are classified as ‘moderate’ or ‘strenuous’ in accordance with the paths for all classification system. In addition, we are developing a number of shorter route sections which meet the ‘easy’ category.  These routes will:

 

Great routes for you to try   see all

Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan

Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan
9 miles · 5-7 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This section takes you right along the shores of the Atlantic on Kintyre’s west coast with fantastic views across to Islay, Jura and Gigha. The walking here is predominately coastal with the sea only a few steps away.

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Section seven – Southend to Machrihanish

Section seven – Southend to Machrihanish
16 miles · 7-9 hours
Walking Running Cycling

Passing through wild and genuinely remote country where there is little shelter and no mobile phone signal, this section offers amazing views out to sea and across to the Irish coast.

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Section one – Tarbert to Claonaig

Section one – Tarbert to Claonaig
11 miles · 5 - 8 hours
Walking Running Cycling

Starting at Tarbert’s bustling Harbour and Yacht Haven, the Kintyre Way begins its journey down the east coast of Kintyre, with extensive panoramic views over the island of Arran and countryside.

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Section four – Tayinloan to Carradale

Section four – Tayinloan to Carradale
16 miles · 6-9 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This part of the Kintyre Way is a very varied and satisfying walk which even takes you through the Deucheran Wind Farm letting you see the turbines working.

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The Kintyre Way is proudly funded by:

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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

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6°C
 SW 10mph

6°C
 S 13mph

7°C
 SW 12mph

7°C
 SW 10mph

7°C
 S 14mph

7°C
 S 14mph

7°C
 S 14mph