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A network of organisations and individuals committed to developing routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland

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SPRF Projects - Argyll Steering Group

Background to the steering group
This project is being developed by several SPRF members who are located in the Argyll Region of Scotland and is being based around the extensive Christian Heritage of the area. The paths that are being considered by this group relate to:
  • Core path linking Balloch with Luss
  • The Cowal Way
  • The Kintyre Way
  • A new link north from the Kintyre WAy at Tarbert to Oban
  • The setting up of a link in the Iona to St Andrews pilgrimage in the section as far east as Tyndrum

Argyll Pilgrimage Steering Group meeting of Wednesday 21st June at the Corran Hall in Oban.

Activities relating to the Argyll Steering Group

Jonathan Sheldrick and group of walkers recently completed a sponsored walk on what is being called the St Columba Way.
This started from Tarbert on the Mull of Kintyre and concluded on Lismore. The pilgrimage was undertaken over a week in September 2017 and was 100 miles in length.
This was a sponsored walk and the money raised was donated to "Mary's Meals".

This route ended on the island of Lismore however it may be that when this route is fully developed the end point may well be Iona. What is likely is that the route up to Oban will remain very similar if not identical and the route will make use of the Kintyre Way to the South of Tarbert meaning that the final St Columba Way will offer direct links from Northern Island via the ferry into Campbeltown.

To learn much more about this developing route and to hear about the charity walk link to https://columbapilgrimswalk.com/ and / or download the PDF report by clicking here.



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