We're delighted to announce the schedule for the 2016 Kintyre and Gigha Walking Festival - which takes place between the 20th and 26th of September 2016.

20th September 2016 – Carradale / Torrisdale walks

Time Location Description Paths for all rating
10.00 – 12.00 Torrisdale Estate tour Light refreshments kindly provided by Torrisdale Castle.
Meet at Torrisdale Castle Tannery Car Park.
Suggested donation £3
Easy
13.00 – 16.00 Torrisdale to Saddell Walk Meet at Torrisdale Castle Tannery Car Park.
Light refreshments kindly provided by Torrisdale Castle from 12.00.
Returning by Bus from Saddell at 16.15
Suggested donation £5
Strenuous

21st September 2016 – Campbeltown walks

Time Location Description Paths for all rating
09.30 – 12.30 Davaar Informational tour of Davarr caves and sights.
Meet at Dorlin entrance off Killkerran Road.
Suggested donation £5
Moderate
14.00 – 15.30 Heritage walk Alex McKinven Heritage Trail Walk – tours last approximately one hour and cover the main aspects of Campbeltown’s history.
Refreshments kindly provided by Royal Hotel (inc. in price). Meet at Aqualibrium, Kinloch Road. Suggested donation £3
Accessible

22nd September 2016 – Tarbert-Skipness walks

Time Location Description Paths for all rating
09.00 – 16.00 Tarbert to Skipness walk Meet at Tarbert Castle (Information Boards & picnic bench). Refreshments at Seafood Shack will provide refreshments on arrival (cost not included). Return 16.18 by bus to Tarbert (cost not included). Suggested donation £5 Moderate
10.00 – 12.00 Tarbert walk Historical Tour of Tarbert Castle and grounds. (Information Boards & picnic bench). Suggested donation £3 Funds to Tarbert Castle. Easy

23rd September 2016 – Southend walks

Time Location Description Paths for all rating
14.00 – 16.00 Dunaverty walk History of Dunaverty massacre and a visit to St Columba’ s cave & footprints. St. Columba’s Footprints etc. Refreshments following (cost not included). Suggested donation £3 Easy
09.30-16.30 Amod to Machrihanish walk Meet outside Ugadale Hotel where transport will be provided to Amod. Refreshments kindly provided by Ugadale Hotel. Bring Lunch. £10 (inc. transport & refreshments) Strenuous

24th September 2016 – Largieside walks

Time Location Description Paths for all rating
11.00 – 13.00 Tayinloan to Rhunahaorine Walk RSPB lead walk. Meet ay Big Jesses Café, Tayinloan. Refreshments following at Big Jesses Café, Tayinloan (not included in cost). Suggested donation £5 Moderate
14.00 – 16.00 Glennbarr to Arnicle Farm Meet at Glenbarr Stores main entrance. Refreshments following at Glenbarr Stores (cost not included) Accessible (tarmac)

25th September 2016 – Gigha

Time Location Description Paths for all rating
11.00 Achamore Gardens Achnamore Gardens. Meet at the Village Hall at 11 a.m. Gardens Donation £5. Easy
13.00 Gigha Circular Walk Visiting Bodach & Cailleach, Leim and the Spouting Cave. Welly boots / waterproof boots & gators strongly advised
Meet South Pier Car Park at 1 p.m. Refreshments Gigha Hotel (not included).
Moderate

Great routes for you to try   see all

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 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 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 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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