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.

Long, moderate gradients on a mix of smooth, firm footpaths and tarmac minor roads. Gates, stiles, boardwalk and public road crossings will all be encountered. 16 miles
7-9 hours
   
Start / End grid reference NR719205 NR689076 Ascent
420m
  
Davaar Island Cave Painting, the busy, working harbour in Campbeltown and enjoy a dram at one of our distilleries - Springbank or Glen Scotia. How about a round of golf at Dunaverty? Discover
  
Rain starting later this evening. Outlook: Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 12°C on Saturday. 6°C
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Davaar Island is linked to the shore at low tide by a natural shingle causeway called the Doirlinn. In a cave on the island is an image of the Crucifixion painted by Archiebald MacKinnon in 1887.

The single track road known locally as the Leerside offers a stunning seascape of Arran, Ireland and the Ayrshire coast to walkers on this quiet and peaceful road. The road takes you to Polliwilline Farm where you will then head towards the shore and a beautiful piece of coast walking right along to Kilmashenachan where you will follow a minor road to the hamlet of Mill Park and then join the B842 on into Southend village.

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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 three – Clachan to Tayinloan

Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan
9 miles · 5-7 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This section takes you right along the shores of the Atlantic on Kintyre’s west coast with fantastic views across to Islay, Jura and Gigha. The walking here is predominately coastal with the sea only a few steps away.

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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 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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Weather now en-route on the Kintyre Way

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