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.

Long, moderate slopes and a mix of surfaces including rough grassy tracks. High ankle boots are recommended. Expect steps, gates, stiles, bridges, cattle grids and public road crossings. 16 miles
7-9 hours
   
Start / End grid reference NR689076 NR638207 Ascent
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The Kintyre Way passes through Largiebaan nature reserve with Golden Eagles, Kestrels, Peregrines, Barn Owls, and feral goats Wildlife
  
Light rain tomorrow morning. Outlook: Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 5°C on Friday. 5°C
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From the village head westwards towards the crescent beach of Dunaverty Bay , onto the road to Keil and onwards through productive farmland to Amod where you will start climbing towards the Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Largiebaan.

Map and compass skills are often needed here as the waymarks may be hidden by mist and the path is not always clear on the ground.We would recommend that walkers be prepared for this section by wearing waterproof, high ankle boots and if the weather is inclement, waterproof trousers. You might also wish to consider using walking poles on the steep areas around Largiebaan. The path takes you over open moorland to Innean Glen and then heads inland towards Ballygroggan.

From Ballygroggan join the public road for a steep descent into the village of Machrihanish with the islands of Islay and Jura to your left providing a wonderful finale to your journey. Machrihanish offers an excellent range of accommodation or a regular bus service on into Campbeltown.

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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 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 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 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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