Long Distance Walks in KintyreThalassa with Trench Point and Arran in the background
The Kintyre Pennisula is often overlooked as a destination in Scotland now that Campbeltown is not the centre of export of whisky to America as it once was and also since the closing down of the ferry to Ireland, but there is a wild charm to the area that comes from the all pervasive proximity to the sea. The Atlantic side has great surfing beaches whereas the more sheltered East coast has the views over Arran and the 89 mile Kintyre Way coastal path that is much valued by the walking community. If a golfer do not miss the chance to play the magnificent golf course at Machrihanish.
The Kintyre Way is an 89 mile North to South route through the Kintyre penninsular. The walk begins in Tarbert Harbour, which is situated on East Loch Tarbert, an inlet of Loch Fyne. From there it criss-crosses the beautiful Kintyre peninsula to Dunaverty, on the southern shore. From its central spine of higher ground, there are wonderful views to the islands of Gigha and Jura. As you travel further south, you’ll see the mainland of Northern Ireland in the west and Arran in the east.
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