More Island than mainland, the unexplored Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll and Bute boasts hidden coves, deserted beaches, small communities, and gentle hills all along the wild Atlantic coast.
Launched in 2006 and extending from Tarbert at the peninsula’s north end to Southend in the south, the waymarked Kintyre Way crisscrosses the peninsula. Here you will find route details, maps to download, and contacts for accommodation and transport. Walk the beautiful and unexplored wild Atlantic coast of the Kintyre Peninsula along the Kintyre Way. Along 100 miles over 4–7 days, discover hidden coves, deserted beaches, forests, castles, fishing villages and an abundance of wildlife. The seven graded and waymarked sections offer various walking terrain, from serious hiking to gentle rambles. Note – not all sections are suitable for cycling.
Conditions vary from public highway and forest track sections to moderate and difficult foreshore and hill walks. Be prepared for sudden and unexpected changes in weather conditions. The Kintyre Peninsula has an extraordinary wealth and diversity of landscapes and habitats. The route passes through places of historical interest, environmental importance and outstanding beauty.
The Kintyre Way extends the peninsula from east to west and back again, linking several settlements offering a range of services and facilities, including visitor attractions and transport options.
Please respect the countryside and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Remember that this is a working landscape. Follow any special instructions posted along the way and pay attention to safety notices and potential hazards. Outdoor footwear and clothing are essential. Always take a map, food and water with you walking the Kintyre Way. The information given on the website is a guide only.