Walking & Cycling
Tarbert is central to a number of small walks and a long distance walk called the Kintyre Way divided up into smaller sections to make daily manageable walks. Below is a summary of walks in the area.
An evening stroll, particularly during the summer along Pier Road (from the village to the end past the Columba Hotel and East Pier) is popular particularly with people with dogs or mature couples. The walk is just a few kilometers and ideal to burn those calories from dinner along the water of Loch Fyne.
From Garval road (Tarbert Harbour side) you can walk around the inner harbour and through woodland to access the White Shore, a small section of pebble beach which is quiet and away from the village, you can look across to Tarbert's East Pier and some of the village houses, its only a few kilometres there and back.
Cuckoo Rock & Tarbert Castle
If you would rather walk to somewhere with elevated views, then you can walk up beside the dentist to Tarbert Castle and beyond, through the gate and up the hill, keeping to the left after around 1.5km you will arrive at Cuckoo Rock, which looks over the water of Loch Fyne and some of the village below. Its a nice way to pass an hour.
Tarbert To Skipness (Section 1 Of The Kintyre Way)
If you are an experience walker you can walk the 7 miles to Skipness (or vice versa) to Tarbert over the hills and via woodland tracks and forestry roads. The walk which takes at least a morning or an afternoon is a good fairly straight forward walk with some fantastic views at both sides of the peninsula. There is a bus service that runs from Tarbert to Skipness, and vice versa, so you can be collected or dropped off for the walk, please check timetables with local bus providers.
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