Sea lovers are in for a real treat on the relatively unexplored Kintyre peninsula which, more island than mainland, lies sandwiched between the isles of Islay and Arran. The zigzagging Kintyre Way
offers both gentle walking and more serious hikes but leaving for home may be the greatest challenge of all on this trail!
The route criss-crosses the peninsula which is characterized by tiny fishing villages and stunning beaches buffeted by the Atlantic as well as forested areas, hills and open moorland. The trail makes use of minor roads but also passes over rougher ground.
The narrowness of Kintyre means that you’re never far from the sea or views of islands also including Gigha and Raithlin off the Northern Ireland coast. A ferry service links Tarbert at the start of the route with Portavadie and there are also services from other parts of the peninsula to Islay, Arran and Gigha.
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