See & Do

Davaar Island

Davaar Island is located at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch.  It is a tidal island, linked to the mainland by a natural shingle causeway called the Dhorlin near Campbeltown at low tide. The crossing can be made in around 40 minutes.

The island is known for its seven caves, one of which contains a life size cave painting depicting the crucifixion, painted in 1887 by local artist Archibald MacKinnon.

For tide times please visit www.davaartidetimes.co.uk

Kintyre 66

The Kintyre 66 (K66) is an exciting new project which is currently in development to help promote the Kintyre and Gigha area and highlight the many attractions, events, places to visit, places to stay and places to eat. 

The K66 will highlight 6 areas in Kintyre with information on Southend & Machrihanish, Campbeltown, East Kintyre, West Kintyre, Gigha and Tarbert.

For more informtion please visit www.wildaboutargyll.co.uk/destinationskintyre-66

Beinn An Tuirc Gin Distillery

Castle Estate, Torrisdale, Carradale.

Gin distillery producing the award winning Beinn An Tuirc Kintyre Gin.  Also available in thier new bottle shop, Hall's of Campbeltown, Longrow.

Website:  www.kintyregin.com

Beaches

Some of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches are to be found along the coastline of Argyll & the Isles.  From sheltered bays with shallow water and turquoise water to long stretches of sand pounded by Atlantic rollers, there are some truly beautiful beaches to discover in Argyll.  Many are backed by rugged mountains and ancient oak forests, making for stunning beach walks, whatever the season. 

For a list of ten of the best beaches in Kintyre visit - www.wildaboutargyll.co.uk

Surfing

Machrihanish and Westport Beach are amongst the most popular surfing beaches in the UK. They are spectacular places, very popular with local surfers but never crowded. If you like a challenging ride and a beach all to yourself then look no further.

Surfing lessons and board hire are available from Pete's Surf School & Hire, situated near West Port beach - www.liveontheedge.co.uk

Cycling

Kintyre's road cycling is a real mixture. Around Campbeltown there’s some delightfully flat riding and along the west coast main road; to the east the views of Arran relieve the frequent switchbacks a little, before things level off around Skipness.

There is also a thriving mountain biking scene, with groups of riders enjoying the 20+ trails scattered around the slopes of Beinn Ghuilean, which overlooks Campbeltown.  

For popular cycling routes in the area see - www.mapmyride.com/gb/campbeltown-sct

Distilleries

Campbeltown was once described as "The Whisky Capital of the World" and, at its height, there were over 30 working distilleries. Nowadays there are 3 working distilleries remaining, Glen Scotia, Springbank and Glengyle.  Book a tour below:

www.glenscotia.com

www.springbank.co.uk

www.wmcadenheadshop.com

www.glengyle.co.uk

Horse Riding

There are several equestrian centres located in Kintyre offering trail riding over open moorland, through mature forests and along deserted beaches:

Wilder Ways - Southend, Campbeltown, PA28 6PJ.  Tel. 01586 830682

Highland Horse Riding - Campbeltown Rd, Tarbert, PA29 6SX.  Tel. 01880 820333

Crosshill Training & Trekking Centre
High Peninver Farm, Campbeltown, PA29 6QP.  Tel. 01586 551791

Fishing

The glorious Mid-Argyll, Kintyre & Islay coastline is varied and extremely attractive to the sea angler with shingle and sandy beaches and rocky outcrops offering easy access. The coastline is indented with sheltered sealochs and bays, where pier fishing is always popular, such as Inveraray on Loch Fyne. Boats can be chartered in Campbeltown for offshore fishing.  Inland, Lochs Awe in the north and Lussa near Campbeltown are perhaps the best known in the area for trout and salmon, and a range of course fish. There are also many fine rivers, including the Laggan on Islay, excellent for sea trout and salmon.

Ferries

During the summer months you can take a ferry trip to the Isles of Gigha, Islay, Jura or Arran.  Timetables and fares for each can be checked on the Calmac website using the links below:

Gigha

Islay

Jura

Arran

 

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