Kintyre Peninsular

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  1. WillH

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    Anyone been down to Machrahanish and Campbeltown in Argill? We are away again next week and realised this is the only part of mainland Scotland I've not been to. Just wondered what the roads and campsites are like. Also we'ed like to go across to Gigha for the day, on foot, what's the parking like at the ferry landing at Tayinloan.

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    Was down there a few years ago delivering cattle slats to some numpty who said he was a pop singer.Wasnt very impressed with the place,a bit lacking in nightlife...come to think of it...any sort of life:Smile:.
    Reminded me of the Outer Hebrades,tumble weed blowing about everywhere.
    Sopose they could have tidied it up a bit since though.
     
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    Can thoroughly recommend the Kintyre Penisula, we were going for four days and stayed Eleven, at Macrahanish don't forget to go to the Goldruns just a walk from the camp site there on the way we seen seal's basking and just on the shore below us and at the goldruns wild goats come down from the mountains and a bird hide there great for wild life. We stayed at the site at Carradale right on the beach overlooking Arran, good walks there and also good with a bike for mooching around.

    If you are going across to Giga I would take your motorhome they have a free camp site there and again if you have bikes loads of good cycle rides, it would have been cheaper for us to take the motorhome accross than pay to stay on a site overnight. Easy to park by the ferry terminal.

    In Cambeltown try to visit the small museum it will explain a lot about the place to you and make your visit more interesting. The roads are narrow but it is very very beautiful.
    If you should be going past Lock Fyne we were talking to the people from there a couple of weeks ago and they said if you had anything to eat there is no problem parking on there car park overnight. Just a thought.
     
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    Lovely peninsula, just stay clear of Campbelltown after dark .. it is rough when the locals come out to play, don't wild camp near it :Eeek:
     
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    Lynne and i stayed in Carradale with our last Caravan:)Laughing:) four years ago - crossed over from Arran. Road is narrow but site is spectacular - saw afore mentioned wildgoats and otters from the site. Plenty of parking at the Gigha terminal for passengers vehicles. Also dolphins and basking sharks seen locally. Good luck:thumb:K
     

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