Broadcaster and musician Dougie Vipond joined a sports journalist and photographer, trying out Kintyre hospitality as part of their forthcoming review of The Kintyre Way.

19th July 2016

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Sean McFarlane (Sports Journalist) and Andy McCandlish (Sports Photographer) were joined by Broadcaster Dougie Vipond and their families for four days on the Kintyre Way last week.

Dougie Vipond and Sean McFarlane enjoy the Kintyre Way

The group ran and cycled the route for a number of articles to be published in high profile sports magazines, enjoying some of the great accommodation and catering that’s available along the route.

Ifferdale Farm

As well as accommodation at the Royal Hotel they were warmly welcomed by Andrew and Monica Gemmel of Ifferdale Farm. Ifferdale Bunkhouse and Self-catering cottages offer users of the Kintyre Way a perfect location to stay on route along with practical features such as bike storage and laundry and drying facilities.

Said Andrea MacShannon, PR & Marketing Manager for the Kintyre Way, “Now in its tenth year, The Kintyre Way is a tourist attraction which is growing in popularity, last year drawing over 3,500 people into the area. With recent upgrades and improvements it now offers a serious 100 mile course for keen runners and cyclists and we’re delighted that Sean, Andy and Dougie had the opportunity to experience what the route and Kintyre itself has to offer.”

Great routes for you to try   see all

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 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 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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

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