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 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 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 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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

Section one Section two Section three Section four Section five Section six Section seven

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 SW 10mph

6°C
 S 13mph

7°C
 SW 12mph

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7°C
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7°C
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7°C
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