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Stage 6: Campbeltown to Southend — Kintyre Way

Difficult
06:58
15.7 mi
2.3 mph
1,425 ft
1,425 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.47 mi
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Springbank Distillery

Hiking Highlight

3.22 mi
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Kildalloig Bay

Hiking Highlight

15.1 mi
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Dunaverty Castle

Hiking Highlight

15.7 mi
Destination

Weather Forecast

Dan planned a hike.

July 1, 2020

Comments

  • Dan

    Expect whisky heritage, coastal views to the islands of Davaar and Sanda, and mystical ancient fortifications on the penultimate stage. At 15.7 miles (25.3 km) long and with an equal 1,425 feet (434 m) of uphill and downhill, this is a moderately challenging hike. However, as the majority of this stage follows country lanes, the distance might not feel as tough as expected. From Campbeltown centre, cut through Kinloch Park and pass Springbank Distillery. You then head to the shore, pick-up the footpath, and then join the coastal road as it winds around Campbeltown Bay to Kildalloig Bay, where you are afforded great views over Davaar Island.A short-but-steep climb follows before the coastal road continues on its gently-undulating journey around the southeastern corner of the Kintyre Peninsula. Whilst road hiking might not be everybody’s cup-of-tea, the lanes are gentle, relatively traffic-free and explore some wonderful countryside.Right at the end of the stage, you wind around Dunaverty Golf Course to Dunaverty Rock, where there once stood a mighty castle with drawbridge that was built in the 8th century. You find a couple of places to stay around Southend, including the Argyll Arms Hotel, which serves food. There is also a shop and tearooms.

    • July 8, 2020