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Wild Swimming in Argyll & The Isles
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Wild About Argyll

Wild swimming is the latest outdoor craze to sweep the nation, but the hardy folk of Dunoon in Argyll have been taking the plunge into Scotland’s seas for quite sometime. It's home to the Clyde Charity Swim, which takes place on Saturday 8th July this year. 

View of Davaar, Kintyre
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Wild About Argyll

If you love motorcyling then you'll love the 'Argyll 190', a new motorbike route created by Argyll & Bute Council. There are many fantastic roads in Scotland for motorbiking, but this one has i

Family on beach Kintyre Way
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Kintyre Way

What better way to explore this the Kintyre peninsual, a wildly beautiful and undiscovered part of Argyll, than on foot? Stretching 100 miles from Tarbert in the north to Machrihanish in the south, the Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s top long distance routes. Here are six reasons why you should give the Kintyre Way a go!

 

Long view to a bothy
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Explore Cowal

A bothy is a simple shelter or mountain refuge offering a great alternative to camping. Cowal, Mid Argyll, Islay, Jura, Mull and Lorn all have at least one bothy each. Cowal has two, including a new bothy located in Glen Kinglas named Abyssinia.

Surfing on Kintyre Argyll
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Pete's Surf School & Hire

Kintyre is a surfing gem, providing waves for all abilities. A narrow window between the north tip of Ireland and the southern point of Islay allows Atlantic swell through to hit the west coast. From Machrihanish to Glenbarr, beautiful beaches convert the swell into waves fit for beginner and expert alike. 



 

Stravannan Bay Bute
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Wild About Argyll

The idyllic island of Bute is a wild swimmer’s paradise, with clean, clear waters, wide, sheltered bays, accessible coastlines and stunning scenery.

Surfing on Tiree
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Wild About Argyll

Tiree is most westerly of the Inner Hebridean islands. Sitting 60 miles west of Oban, this beautiful isle is officially one of the sunniest places in the UK.

Colonsay
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Wild About Argyll

Bagging each of Scotland’s 282 Munros is perhaps the greatest physical challenge the country has to offer. But there are other ‘bagging’ experiences that require a bit less effort! The MacPhies of Colonsay and Oronsay are the perfect example.

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