Scotland's Great Trail
More island than mainland, the unexplored Kintyre Peninsula of Argyll and Bute boasts hidden coves, deserted beaches along the wild atlantic coast, tiny fishing communities, and gentle hills.
Launched in late summer 2006 and stretching from Tarbert at the North end of the peninsula to Southend in the South, the waymarked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula. Here you will find information on route details and maps to download and contacts for accommodation and transport.
Go Wild in Kintyre! Walk the beautiful and unexplored wild Atlantic coast of the Kintyre peninsula with the Kintyre Way.
Along 100 miles over 4-7 days you will discover hidden coves, deserted beaches, woods & forests, castles & fishing villages and an abundance of wildlife. Stretching from Tarbert in the North to Machrihanish in the South, the seven graded & way-marked sections offer a variety of walking terrain from serious hiking to gentle rambles.
Maps and Preparation
Full free route description and Ordnance Survey mapping.
Scottish walker's to-do list
The Kintyre Way reveals the best views and the best hospitality in the area. The route can easily be broken down into manageable 15-20 mile chunks, and each has its own unique character. Quieter and more peaceful than the more densely populated west highland way, this 100 mile epic is no less spectacular and should be at the top of every Scottish walker's to-do list. Most of it is also great fun on a bike, there are some great climbs and descents and fewer unrideable sections than there are on other more famous long distances rides.
About the author
Simon Fraser is a avid walker from Northumbria and has just returned from his first visit to Kintyre