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.

Wide grassy and earthy footpath, loosely gravelled forestry track and smooth tarmac on the minor roads. Long, moderate gradients, with gates, bridges and public road crossings. 11 miles
5 - 8 hours
   
Start / End grid reference NR864686 NR874560 Ascent
400m
  
This section offers a wide selection of coastal flowers. Plants
  
See seals, otters, basking sharks, red squirrels, grouse, hen harriers, and orange tip butterflies. Animals
  
Discover Robert the Bruce’s 13th Century Tarbert Castle, Skipness Castle, the rock formation between Skipness and Claonaig, and St Brendan’s Chapel. Discover
  
Light rain until tomorrow evening. Outlook: Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 15°C on Tuesday. 13°C
S 20mph
1013mb
90%
  
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This first section takes you from the busy and picturesque fishing port of Tarbert across to the village of Skipness and the ferry terminal of Claonaig.The terrain is very varied, ranging from hillside paths to moorland and forest trails all framed by the stunning backdrop of glorious Loch Fyne.

Tarbert is a very attractive harbour village with accommodation, shops and other facilities. The route starts by climbing to the ruin of the 13th century Tarbert castle and then continues to climb, entering mixed forestry before leveling out to cross a plateau with superb views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran.

There is a long descent into the small village of Skipness where there is a village shop offering basic supplies. From the village a quiet single track road winds through fascinating rock formations to the Claonaig ferry slip where the ferry departs for Arran (April to October).

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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 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 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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