Kintyre Way

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

3 to 9 nights
46-100 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Strenuous

From £270 per person

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 walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Kintyre Way

“Petra and I enjoyed our walking holiday on Kintyre and Cowal very much. The tropical face of the Scottish weather also helped a lot! Great holiday, thank you!”
Mrs Laurijsen, Holland
“Petra and I enjoyed our walking holiday on Kintyre and Cowal very much. The tropical face of the Scottish weather also helped a lot! Great holiday, thank you!”
Mrs Laurijsen, Holland
“The walk itself offered a little of everything”
Mr Hardy, USA
“What a magnificent first experience...scary at first as we are not spring chickens. However, we rose to the challenge and with Benjamin's help we able to slightly amend the lengths of a few legs on the hike. Overall, we fared through it all in excellent shape and fortunately we were well prepared with equipment.”
Ms Smith, Italy
“Great walk, if a little on the tough side. We saw hardly any other walkers so a real escape from it all. Accommodation was top notch. The taxi pick-ups worked like clockwork, even when we were unable to meet at the rendezvous because of a diversion due to forestry work.”
Mr Honeysett, UK
“A great few days in Kintyre. An added plus”
Ms Rosenblum, France
“Just what we had hoped for”
Mr Brown, USA
“Beautiful walk, nice accommodations, lovely people, everything was well organised. We loved it!”
Ms Dubois, Switzerland
"Campeltown Harbour" by Mary Brown (2017)
"Campeltown Mile Marker" by Mary Brown (2017)
"Looking East from Amod Hill" by Arthur Brown (2017)
"Kintyre West Coast" by Arthur Brown (2017)
"The Road to Southend" by Arthur Brown (2017)
Rainbow over Campeltown Harbour" by Alexandria Zerbe (2017)
"Largiebann Nature Reserve" by Alexandria Zerbe (2017)
"South of Macrihanish" by Alexandria Zerbe (2017)
"Moorland North of Skipness" by Alexandria Zerbe (2017)