Urgent meeting today called by the Directors. Due to recent suspected financial criminal actions which seriously affect the future of The Kintyre Way, a public meeting will be held on Monday 16th at 4pm at Heritage Center, Campbeltown. All are welcome, and we would be particularly keen to hear the views of accommodation providers and those who directly benefit from the route.
The Kintyre Way, photo highlights of the 87 mile walk by Graham Houghton.
Opening in 1997 the newest long distance walk in Scotland covers the entire Kintyre peninsula starting at Tarbert in the north and finishing at Southend in the south. Well waymarked by bright, light blue marker posts bearing the logo of mountains with reflections they show, not only the way of the route but also the distance covered. This is true until after Largiebaan where the distance markers have not been attached (yet). Parking the car in Tarbert, taking coffee before starting the days trek to Loch Fraioch for the first night wild camp by the loch shore. Waking to a spectacular sunrise we then headed west to Point sands passing through Clachan and Corriechrevie. After a night on the campsite the days trek took us over Deucheran Hill (329 mtr) and through the new wind farm and finally dropping into Carradale after witnessing spectacular views of the isle of Arran just a few miles over the Firth of Clyde. Wild camping here before walking through Torrisdale, Saddell and then heading over the hills again towards Meall Buidhe at 374 mtr. Wild camping again by the shore of Loch Tussa. The next morning saw our descent into the main town of the peninsula Campbeltown with a brief excursion around the heritage museum before departing up the coast to Machrihanish and the very welcoming caravan park there. Having an evening meal at the new Golf Club and a good rest saw us embark on the hardest, and longest section, over the southern headland and along the cliffs at largiebaan and finally descending into Southend past Keil cave and St Columba's steps to catch the 4.15 bus back to Campbeltown to meet with the 5.00pm bus back to Tarbert.
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