With recent changes, the Kintyre Way is becoming established as a challenging and interesting route for cycle cross and mountain bike enthusiasts.

During 2015 and 2016, a number of upgrades have taken place on the Kintyre Way to improve access for cyclists.  We have been encouraging cycling enthusiasts to trial the route – including a select party tackling the Tayinloan to Campbeltown section during the 2016 Kintyre Way Ultra.

Feedback has been extremely positive – boardwalks and our stile replacement programme has made the route much more cycle-friendly – and in the few areas that require riders to dismount – users can push or carry their bike safely.

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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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Section two – Claonaig to Clachan

Section two – Claonaig to Clachan
10 miles · 5-7 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This route breaks out of the forest beside the attractive Loch Ciaran. Known for its birdlife and brown trout, making it popular with anglers. There are good views looking south-west to the high farmstead of Minen.

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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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

Section one Section two Section three Section four Section five Section six Section seven

7°C
 W 16mph

8°C
 W 16mph

9°C
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8°C
 W 16mph

9°C
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9°C
 W 17mph

9°C
 W 15mph