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.

Footpath and forest road - smooth tarmac and gravel. Expect gates, stiles, bridges, cattle grids and public road crossings. Gradients are short and gentle. 16 miles
6-9 hours
   
Start / End grid reference NR693465 NR800381 Ascent
450m
  
Spot Golden Ringed Dragonflies, Otters , Herds of traditional Highland Cattle. Enjoy
  
Take a short detour to Killean Church and Burial Ground, Carradale Network Centre, The Deucheran Hill wind farm.
See spectacular views down Carradale Glen, and the fishing boards at Carradale harbour.
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Light rain tomorrow morning and afternoon. Outlook: Mixed precipitation today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 4°C on Friday. 3°C
NW 3mph
980mb
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The route passes through farmland and forestry before winding down through beautiful Carradale Glen. Walk into Carradale village through forest tracks with stunning views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran.

From the village of Tayinloan head south along the coast and the route will soon bring you inland and up to cross the A83 – this is a busy road so take care when crossing. You will then find yourself heading up a broad track which is used by forestry and wind farm vehicles but they are usually heard long before they appear. As you climb you will be rewarded with amazing views across the seascape, westwards across to Gigha and beyond to Islay and Jura.

After walking through forest and passing Loch na Naich a sharp left turn leads to Deucheran Hill and its wind farm. The walk down the Glen into Carradale is extremely pretty and the village itself offers plenty of accommodation and eatery choices.

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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 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 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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

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