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.||
|Start / End grid reference NR766561 NR693465||Ascent
|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 later this evening. Outlook: Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 12°C on Saturday.||
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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.