Kintyre Way (3rd ed)

Printed book £12.99

Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry

The Kintyre Way is a fully waymarked trail that criss-crosses the Kintyre peninsula for 100 miles (161 km). Starting from Tarbert in the north, it visits coastal villages and inland lochs, passing through Campbeltown via Southend to its new terminus of Machrihanish.

Our all-new third edition covers the recent major route extension and many other changes. The book includes large-scale mapping by Footprint, and has over 20 new photographs.

Please also consult our online route map which is the most accurate resource available: zoom repeatedly for incredible detail.

Famous as Scotland only ‘mainland island’, Kintyre has rugged coastlines facing west to the Atlantic and east to the Firth of Clyde. You walk past castles, abbeys and prehistoric remains, along beaches, moorland and high on forestry tracks with glorious views over Arran and towards Ireland. You will enjoy many wildlife sightings in this peaceful peninsula.

The third edition of this essential trail guide was fully updated for 2018 based on recent fieldwork. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on the Kintyre Way:

  • detailed description of the route from north to south
  • summaries of each section, with distance, terrain and refreshment stops
  • habitats and wildlife
  • whisky-making in Kintyre
  • side-trip to the Isle of Gigha
  • planning information for travel by car, ferry, bus and plane
  • in full colour, with 90 photographs
  • 14 pages with mapping showing the route (1:65,000)
  • rainproof paper throughout.

For more, please use the buttons at far right: click to Look inside the revised book, view a Gallery or read its Reviews. View its Route map, visit our Kintyre Way forum or follow our Kintyre Way links.

Click for details of Kintyre Way walking holiday providers. For more general links, including bodies that care for castles, churches and ancient monuments, visit Outdoors in Scotland.

Kintyre Way (3rd ed) cover

Book data

  • Kintyre Way (3rd ed)
  • Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry
  • 19 March 2018 (3rd ed)
  • UK price £12.99
  • 74pp
  • 145x220 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-81-2

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

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Look inside

“The book evokes many memories, for I've lived in these parts all my life, and they beckon me back.”

Margaret Johnson of Lochgilphead

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