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
622m
  
See orchids and other wildflowers
  
The Kintyre Way passes through Largiebaan nature reserve with Golden Eagles, Kestrels, Peregrines, Barn Owls, and feral goats Wildlife
  
Light rain until this evening. Outlook: Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Friday. 12°C
NE 9mph
1013mb
90%
  
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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 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 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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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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

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