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Welcome to
The Kintyre Way

Map of Kintyre Way

Welcome to the official Kintyre Way website!

We have all the information you need to make the most of your adventures on our

100-mile walking route that meanders the entire length of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll.

Discover majestic hills and ancient castles, deep forests and secret coves, pristine beaches and welcoming village communities. 

Happenchance upon incredible wildlife, including golden eagles, deer, otters and much more . . . and, of course, enjoy breathtaking views out to Kilbrannan Sound and the wild Atlantic. 

Take a walk on the wild side with the Kintyre Way!

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The Kintyre Way in Stages

Launched in 2006 and now a registered charity, the waymarked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the Kintyre peninsula,

unwinding along 100 miles from Tarbert in the north to Southend. 

The Kintyre peninsula has an extraordinary wealth and diversity of landscapes and habitats.

Terrain conditions on the Way vary from public highways and forest tracks to moderate and sometimes challenging foreshore and hill walks. 

There are seven graded and waymarked sections, each offering its own variety of natural attractions and levels of effort, from serious hiking to gentle rambles.

Due to the variety of distances involved, these sections can be enjoyed together, individually, or even as much shorter journeys . . . and always at your own leisure and pace. 

Furry friends are, of course, very welcome but please do keep your dog under control, especially near livestock or the abundant wildlife.

Cyclists should note not all sections are always suitable for two wheels.

Please be respectful as you travel: the route passes through places of important historical interest, environmental importance and, of course, outstanding beauty.

Linking several small villages and the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown, there is a full range of services and facilities for visitors, including accommodation,

places to eat and drink, a forward baggage courier and public transport options.


The Kintyre Way is a charitable organisation that relies on sponsorship and donations to maintain the upkeep of the paths, posts, and boards.  If you'd like to donate to help us please 


Click here to go to the Kintyre Way News page for important information that might impact your plans or route choices and general information and chat about The Kintyre Way


Did you know that businesses and individuals can become supporters of the Kintyre Way? Supporters provide donations via monthly standing orders ranging from £2 to £25.


You can now support the Kintyre Way by treating yourself to our wonderful branded products.  Click below to find out where you can buy them!

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"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."

John Muir

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