Day 121 : Tayinloan – Kennacraig

I am now on the west coast of Kintyre at Tayinloan. I start at the village hall and walk down to the jetty where the ferry goes to the Isle of Gigha. The Isle is only seven miles long and a mile and a half wide. It was bought and is run very successfully by the community.

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The path onto the beach is not obvious, you have to go a few yards down the jetty and through a gate onto the sand dunes.

The next three miles is a lovely beach walk to Rhunahaorine Point. I pass a Caravan site on the way. At the point is a quadrant tower, part of the Balure range, a live Word War II bombing and firing range.

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Continuing on around the point the beach is shingly and very hard going so I try and make progress along a grass bank above the shingle. I eventually meet up with the road again.

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Most of the route ahead is along the road with occasional excursions to the beach. I pass through the grounds of Ronachan House and back on the road to Clachan.

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The busy A83 road bypasses the village of Clachan with its church which replaced an earlier church. There are several very early medieval grave stone slabs in the graveyard.

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I continue on to Kennacraig where I finish today’s walk.