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Torinturk walk

(Average user rating5 unrated 4.5/5)

About Torinturk walk

Temporary unwaymarked path through the trees up to the Dun please follow any signage. (As at 07/01/2014)

The circular route, which offers fine views across West Loch Tarbert, leads to the neolithic and bronze age Achaglachgach burial cairns.

Further on a steep path leads up to Dun a' Choin Dubh (Dun of the Black Dog). This fortified home was built and lived in sometime between the 6th and the 11th century AD.

Local legend has it that the tunnel below the fort this was guarded by a black wolf bitch, which has given the name to the Dun.

From the dun there are stunning views across Loch Tarbert and over the Kintyre peninsula to the hills of Arran and to Islay and Gigha in the south west.

How to get there:

Torinturk walk can be started from Torinturk Car Park in Torinturk. Torinturk is the nearest town or village.

From the centre of Torinturk village an unsurfaced forest road leads to the small forest car park. The road to the car park is quite rough, please drive carefully.

OS Grid Reference: NR809641
For details of public transport visit

Red Deer stag in velvet

Torinturk Car Park Facilities.
Grade of trail:
Stout waterproof footwearModerate
Trail waymarking:
Length of trail:
1.5 miles
Approximate time of trail:
1 hour
Open or closed:
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Joanne Maclean

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User Comments

5 Stars 5 Stars

spiritual and interesting

h bellshaw, 29/Sep/2009
4 Stars 4 Stars

Loved the walk, we were stayed on the Carse estate 3 weeks ago. It's well worth the extra climb to get to the Dun on the top.

Greg Storer, 10/Jun/2009

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