Kintyre Way Stage 7: Southend to Machrihanish

The seventh and final section of the Kintyre Way is much tougher than what has gone before. The rewards are the fabulous coastal scenery, views in all directions, and a feeling of remote isolation with no settlements or roads visible for much of the day. Machrihanish has all facilities and regular bus to Campeltown.


Farm tracks, moorland with some pathless sections, rough, boggy ground.

Public Transport

Both Southend and Machrihanish are served by buses from Campbeltown.


Southend. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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