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 six – Campbeltown to Dunaverty

Section six – Campbeltown to Dunaverty
16 miles · 7-9 hours
Walking Running Cycling

The penultimate section starts out from Campbeltown and follows the shores of Campbeltown Loch taking you past the sentinel of Davaar Island at the entrance of the Loch.

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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 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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