Kintyre Way

Kintyre Way

A self-guided walking holiday around the Kintyre Peninsula from Tarbert to Machrihanish.

3 to 9 nights
48-102 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Strenuous

From £355 per person

Find your holiday

About the trail

The remote Kintyre Peninsula has all the usual Highland ingredients – magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife, and a wealth of history and famous whisky distilleries – with the added attraction of being one of the least-explored corners of Scotland.

The Kintyre Way winds through heather moorland, tranquil glens, deserted beaches and sparkling lochs, and the views from the trail are breath-taking. From the west coast you’ll spot the islands of Jura, Islay, Cara, Gigha and Ireland itself, while the east coast showcases the superb heights of Arran’s craggy mountains. Grey seals bask on inshore rocks, and over 400 species of birds have been recorded on the peninsula, including cormorants and golden eagles.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Choose your route

  • Kintyre Way
  • Kintyre Way - South Section
  • Kintyre Way - North Section

About this route

3 to 5 nights
48 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Strenuous
1st April to 31st October

From £355 per person

Kintyre Way - North Section

Weave between Scottish fishing villages as you explore the stunning landscape of northern Kintyre Peninsula on this short walking holiday option. Forests and open moorland line the inland sections of the trail, where you’ll uncover the standing stones of Clachan.

The coastline pathways then offer vast views over the surrounding islands and dip to the stone-walled harbours of local fishing villages, such as Tarbert. Backed by lush forest and looking out over the sandy expanse of its bay, Carradale offers a peaceful final stop on this varied walking holiday.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
KINTN1 From Tarbert to Carradale 3 nights, 2 days walking Strenuous £355
KINTN2 From Tarbert to Carradale 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £470
KINTN3 From Tarbert to Carradale 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding £590