Southend to Machrihanish
Leaving Southend the trail takes you along the southern tip of Kintyre, passed St. Columba’s footprints and Keil Caves, before Carskey Bay sweeps before you. From here you will begin to wind up into the most remote part of Kintyre. Passing through wild countryside where there is little shelter and no mobile signal, this section offers breathtaking views over to Ireland, the Rathlin Isles and across the wild Atlantic with nothing between you and America. Keep your eyes out for Golden Eagles above and dolphins, whales and basking sharks below.
After completing the Kintyre Way (well done!) you are rewarded with your final stopping point Machrihanish. The village offers plenty of accommodation as well as the Old Clubhouse pub where you can sit back, relax and reward yourself with a good meal. For keen Golfers Machrihanish also offers two world famous golf courses and of course its famous 1st tee.
16 miles 7-9 hours
Suitable for Walking Running Cycling