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.||
|Start / End grid reference NR693465 NR800381||Ascent
|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.
|Rain until tonight, starting again tomorrow morning, and breezy tomorrow morning. Outlook: Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 20°C on Monday.||
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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.