Wednesday, 01 September 2021
The Year of Coasts & Waters has...
Choose from two scenic trails from Tarbert Castle, taking you up to rocky hillside and the high moors beyond. From here, you'll have panoramic views over the pretty village harbour and across Loch Fyne to the Cowal peninsula.
A charming stroll through bracken and heather with great views over East Loch Tarbert and legendary Tarbert Castle.
Wide, uneven grassy surface with sections that may be muddy. Includes some steep slopes and a narrow kissing gate.
Allow ¾ hours
Climb across the craggy heath high above Tarbert to Barr Reamhar and the Millennium Cairn. There are fabulous views across Kintyre and Loch Fyne.
Long and very steep slopes. Uneven gravel surface, with some grassy and rough rocky sections. Occasional patches may be muddy. Includes several bridges and some narrow chicanes and kissing gates.
Allow 2 hours
Look out for roe and sika deer amongst the trees as you climb, and watch the skies for glimpses of golden eagles.
Tarbert is the start of the 100 mile Kintyre Way, a waymarked long distance trail that criss-crosses the lovely Kintyre peninsula to Dunaverty in the south. Take on the full challenge on foot or by bike over several days. From Tarbert, you can also sample the first section: a 9 mile trail over the hill to the village of Skipness, where you can catch the ferry to Arran.
National Cycle Route 78 passes through Tarbert.
There are public toilets and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop in Tarbert.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
There is no specific car park for the trails but plenty of parking in Tarbert village. Once parked, head for the path up to the castle about 100 yards beyond the Visitor Information Centre on Harbour Street. The trails start from the castle.
PA29 6UD is the nearest postcode, on Harbour Street.
There are regular local and national bus services that stop in Tarbert. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde
Wander to a ruined village on the banks of Loch Fyne