Tarbert to Campbeltown along the Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance paths – this is serious trail running in idyllic surroundings. With varied terrain from hill paths and forestry tracks to beaches and seaside rocks, you’ll have stunning scenery with views across the sea to Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha at various times.
Runners begin half way down the peninsula at Tayinloan and can take part solo or in a relay of three sections, (though you don’t have to have 3 runners). The cycle option beginning at Tarbert covers 75 miles.
- Coast to coast on the Kintyre Peninsula
- Fully waymarked, with distance markers at 1 mile intervals
- Refreshments and first aid at checkpoints
- Rucksacks conveyed to finish
- Electronic Timing
- Ultra Village at finish point – food, drink, music, activities, kids fun area
- Free sports massage
- Technical goody bag for all entrants
The Kintyre Way Ultra was first run from Tarbert to Campbeltown – with both solo and relay runners taking on this massive 67 mile challenge until the introduction of a shorter 35 mile option from Tayinloan. The shorter option proved so popular that the long option was dropped altogether.
In 2017, the Ultra Cycle was conceived, giving cyclists a 73 mile route from Corranbuie to Campbeltown over a mixture of tough terrain and road. In 2018, the Start is being moved closer to Tarbert, making it 75 miles.
Records and results from these Golden Oldies will be added soon. Meanwhile you might enjoy this airing on the Adventure Show, first seen last summer.