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Gigha sunset

clachan to tayinloan

Clachan is the site of an old church, which was the principal church for the North Kintyre area. The church is surrounded by carved stone statues of the Chiefs of the Clan Alasdair. Another group of standing stones (the tallest of which is 11 feet), and a burial cist, are found to the south of Clachan, near Ballochroy Farm.

Distance: 9 miles. Allow 5–7 hours. Suitable for walking and running. Cyclists may be best staying on the main A83 as a majority of the shoreline is pebbles. A mixture of paths and tracks with some open views. Clachan to Tayinloan: Map | Kintyre Map | Walk and Ride leaflet

Tayinloan shore
Tayinloan shore
Standing stones at Ballochroy
Standing Stones at Ballochroy