Kintyre Way (incl. GPX!)

Distance: 161 km Grade: 3 (Moderate)

Kintyre Way towards Campbeltown
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Kintyre Way
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A multi-stage moderately difficult walk). The terrain will at times be somewhat steep and map reading skills are always essential. The Kintyre Way runs between Tarbert at the northern end of Kintyre where the peninsula is linked to Knapdale, via Campbeltown to Machrihanish near the southern end of the peninsula's west coast. The way is 161 kilometres long and is fully waymarked. Allthough primarily intended for walkers, most sections can also be cycled.

The Kintyre Way is designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails and can be linked to another one of the Great Trails via Tarbert, where there is a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service to Portavadie, which is the start/finish point of the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way.

Stages (on the map):

  1. Tarbert - Skipness 15,25 km (Easy)
  2. Skipness - Clachan 20 km (Slightly harder)
  3. Clachan - Tayinloan 15 km (Slightly harder)
  4. Tayinloan - Carradale 23,75 km (Easy)
  5. Carradale - Campbeltown 33,5 km (Slightly harder)
  6. Campbeltown - Machrihanish 9 km (Easy)
  7. Machrihanish - Southend 29 km (Moderate)