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Stage 5: Carradale to Campbeltown — Kintyre Way

21.2 mi
2.2 mph
2,200 ft
2,250 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
13.7 mi

Lussa Loch

Hiking Highlight

21.1 mi

Glen Scotia Distillery

Hiking Highlight

21.2 mi


Hiking Highlight

21.2 mi

Weather Forecast

Dan planned a hike.

July 1, 2020


  • Dan

    Exhilarating coastal walking combines with wild scenery, empty forests, and stunning loch views on this challenging hike.The toughest in the itinerary, this stage is 21.2 miles (34.1 km) long with 2,200 feet (671 m) of uphill and 2,250 feet (686 m) of downhill. You need a good level of fitness and stamina to attempt this hike. To begin, walk west along the road out of Carradale and then take a track through woodland to the right. Cross the road, head through fields, over Carradale Water, and then pick-up an exciting coastal section. At high tide you have to take the road instead.You head left along the B42 for a short while, take the lane towards Torrisdale Castle, and continue as the road turns to track. A steep climb follows which summits near Cnocmalacilach. You continue along forestry tracks before descending steeply on footpaths into farmland. It is then a long climb on tracks that wind through forests and empty scenery before a steady descent to Lussa Loch, a picturesque stretch of water surrounded by trees.You follow a minor road for the next few miles. Whilst hard underfoot, the road is relatively traffic-free and winds through pleasant countryside. Upon reaching the A83, head left and follow it into the heart of Campbeltown, the largest town on Kintyre. With places to stay, options for food and drink, and a rich whisky heritage, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

    • July 8, 2020