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 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 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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