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Land of legend and drama

Discover forts, castles, kings and clans amongst the craggy Kintyre forests. Savour spectacular sea views and wonderful wildlife on a variety of trails along the peninsula or saddle up your mountain bike for forest thrills.

These woods and hills may be peaceful now, but they echo with the sounds of Norsemen, legendary beasts and heroic hunters. Today the hunters you’re most likely to see are soaring birds of prey, including buzzards and hen harriers, and the woods are home to four species of deer, red and black grouse, butterflies, wood ants and much more. What will you spot?

Advance Notice: Forthcoming tree felling works at Beinn Ghuilean, Campbeltown starting January 2020. The woodland will still be accessible with some restrictions - more details to follow. See map below for location.


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Climb up to the ruined medieval castle, stronghold of Robert the Bruce, for spectacular views over the fishing port of Tarbert.


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A rugged woodland route to the ancient Fort of the Black Dog, with panoramic views of Arran and Islay along the way.


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Will you encounter four species of deer, meet moorland birds or spot leaping dolphins on this wooded hill beside Kilbrannan Sound?

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