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.

A combination of pavement, public highway, and a long stretch of sandy / rocky beach and unsurfaced/foreshore path. Narrow in places, there are steps, gates, stiles, bridges, boardwalk and public road crossings. 9 miles
5-7 hours
   
Start / End grid reference NR766561 NR693465 Ascent
100m
  
Terns nest here so please be careful to stick to the waymarked route between April and July as disturbance leads to the loss of chicks and eggs.  Take care between April and July
  
You can take the short ferry trip to Gigha (God’s Island). There is a variety of B&B accommodation, a hotel, campsite and a nine-hole golf course plus opportunities to hire cycles and canoes (seasonal). In the north of the island is Creag Bhan (White Peak), the island’s high point at just 100m, but with superb views to the Isle of Jura. Explore Gigha
  
Light rain tomorrow morning and afternoon. Outlook: Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 6°C on Friday. 5°C
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980mb
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The route follows the A83 south from Clachan and then through the grounds of the imposing Ronachan House. This is a private house so please respect the privacy of the residents and pass through quickly and quietly. The route rejoins the A83 at the small car park at Ronachan (Place of the Seals) and you are very likely to see them on the rocks just offshore. Following the shore line you will enjoy walking by the Atlantic.

The shingle beach on the approach to Rhunahaorine can be hard work so take your time and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

Around the south side of the point is a caravan park which has a shop selling basic supplies (seasonal). Continue south to the village of Tayinloan for the ferry to Gigha. There is also a shop in the village, with public toilets and an eatery at the ferry terminal and you can link up with bus routes from the village.

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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 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 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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