The Kintyre Way is delighted to announce that it has been successful in the latest round of funding from the Coastal Communities Fund.

15th December 2015

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The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.

The Kintyre Way was awarded £240,000 from CCF in April 2013 as part of the Kintyre 100 project.  This enabled the route to be extended to 100 miles and provided 6 jobs. This latest round of funding amounts to £99,825 and will bring the Views of Kintyre project to the route for one year. Starting this month the new project will build on the achievements of Kintyre 100 – delivering additional facilities to further enhance the walking experience on the Kintyre peninsula.

Commitment to local sourcing

Using locally sourced materials, picnic benches, walker’s seating and walker’s shelters will be made on site at Hazelburn by Maintenance Manager, Aidan Keogh and his team. Walker feedback over the duration of the Kintyre 100 project showed a real need for this type of route furniture. These will then be positioned at various viewpoints along the route, providing users with an attractive place to break their journey. It is also hoped that these viewpoint areas will also prove a hit with the large number of locals who use the route regularly.

The project will provide 4 jobs which includes the hiring of a Countryside Trainee for one year who will be given a valuable grounding in all aspects of working on a long distance route.

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 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 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 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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