The Outdoor Access Code, as approved by Ministers and the Scottish Parliament details information about access rights and responsibilities for the general public.

Under the current access code;

Everyone, whatever their age and ability have access rights over most land and water in Scotland if these rights are exercised responsibly.
As mentioned above these access rights apply to most land and water in Scotland including mountains, moorland, woods and forests, grassland, paths, tracks, lochs, coastal areas and more.
You can access these areas for purposes which are recreational, educational and commercially (where the activities are the same as the general public).
Along with this access which applies to Kintyre and the Kintyre Way you must take care in the responsibility and safety of yourself and others and act in a way that is not detrimental to the environment, in a way that does not infringe peoples privacy, and in a way that is not unlawful or contradicts the outdoor access code.

We hope you enjoy the Kintyre Way and respect the environment and ecology that it shares with the peninsula. For more information on the outdoor access code please visit the official website at or pick up a leaflet from your local tourist office.

For further information please email us: [email protected]

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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 five – Carradale to Campbeltown

Section five – Carradale to Campbeltown
22 miles · 7-10 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This section is a good days walking and takes you southwards through hugely varied countryside. From the superb rocky coastline at Waterfoot through pastureland and forest tracks right down past Saddell and then onto Lussa Loch, Campbeltown and Machrihanish. This section provides walkers with a snapshot of everything that Kintyre has to offer.

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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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

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