Walk: Island Davaaarrrr!

Argyll & Bute | Campbeltown | Half day walk | ★★★

[Island Davaar!]

Island Davaar! Adopt a pirate accent and it sounds even more exciting. Linked by a tidal causeway to mainland Kintyre near Campbeltown, its whole coastline is worth exploring. Sun-blushed sheep graze the lush grass between the causeway and picturesque lighthouse, whilst the south and east coasts boast tall cliffs and numerous caves. One of these contains a stunning cave painting - a life-size depiction of The Crucifixion drawn by Archibald MacKinnon in 1887 reputedly after a vision. Whatever you do, keep an eye on the time, ensuring you're safely back on the mainland before the causeway gets covered by seawater again.

[Sheep on Island Davaar]

📌 Walk: Island Davaaarrrr! ★★★
Start / finish at layby on minor road 2 mi east of Campbeltown, G.R.: NR 745195 ///unpainted.hats.outdoor

▶ 7 km / 4 mi | ▲ 40 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: The Dorlinn causeway; Crucifixion Cave; Island Davaar lighthouse
Terrain: Rough, bouldery shoreline and tidal causeway (start the route soon after the causeway is no longer submerged); good track on northern side of island. Check tide / safe crossing times in advance.

Route & map

Layby - Dorlinn causeway - southern shore to Crucifixion Cave and back - northern shore to lighthouse and back - return to start by causeway


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Sheep and wild goats inhabit the island.
Weather: Sunshine and light winds.

[Crucifixion Cave]

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