Walk: Island Davaaarrrr!
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.
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📌 Walk: Island Davaaarrrr! ★★★☆☆
▶ 7 km / 4 miles | ▲ 40 metres | ⌚ Half day walk
Points of interest: The Dorlinn causeway; Crucifixion Cave; Island Davaar lighthouse
Start / finish: Layby on minor road 2 miles east of Campbeltown, G.R.: NR 745195 ///unpainted.hats.outdoor
Route: Layby - Dorlinn causeway - southern shore to Crucifixion Cave and back - northern shore to lighthouse and back - return to start by causeway
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.
Wildlife today: Sheep and wild goats inhabit the island.
Weather today: Sunshine and light winds.
Route credit: Walkhighlands