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Kilchattan West Island Way Loop

Kilchattan West Island Way Loop


Postby lauramacn » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:24 pm

Route description: Kilchattan Bay circular

Date walked: 29/09/2020

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 9.4 km

Ascent: 213m

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This was our last full day on Bute and we were lucky enough to have some lovely weather. We set off after breakfast and drove to Kilchattan Bay - which was in itself a lovely drive from Rothesay.

The route was very well marked and easy to pick up from just beyond the parking area.

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West Island Way Stone

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West Island Way Sign


We followed along the coast to begin with, with a few slightly rocky areas but nothing very challenging. As the weather was so fair it was lovely to be by the shore.

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Me on the path


Once the lighthouse at Rubh an Eun came into view we headed towards it for some pictures and then stopped in the neighbouring Glencallum bay for a picnic lunch. The bay offered great views over to Arran.

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Lighthouse


The return portion of the loop headed more inland and past St Blanes Chapel. We had a wee look around there before continuing on the route which has a bit of a climb up through a field with great views and then descending through a wee bit of forest and back to Kilchattan bay.

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St Blane's Chapel


We had perfect weather and it was the perfect way to spend our last day on Bute.


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