With exactly 100 miles of some of the finest coastline and trail in Scotland - we have something for everyone - whether seeking serious hiking to gentle rambles. Every part brings home the stunning beauty that is Kintyre.

Stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Machrihanish in the south, the way-marked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce.

Our route is shown on Ordnance Survey 1:50 000 Landranger sheets 62 (North Kintyre) and 68 (South Kintyre). For 1:25 000 use OS Explorer 356 and 357.


Section one – Tarbert to Claonaig

Section one – Tarbert to Claonaig11 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.

Section two – Claonaig to Clachan

Section two – Claonaig to Clachan10 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.

Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan

Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan9 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.

Section four – Tayinloan to Carradale

Section four – Tayinloan to Carradale16 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.

Section five – Carradale to Campbeltown

Section five – Carradale to Campbeltown22 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.

Section six – Campbeltown to Dunaverty

Section six – Campbeltown to Dunaverty16 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.

Section seven – Southend to Machrihanish

Section seven – Southend to Machrihanish16 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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