The Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is one of Britain's gems of history DùnAdd, ancient capital of Dalriada founded by the Irish in the 5th century amidst the pagan Picts. Gleann Cille Mhàrtainn (Kilmartin Glen), is where they came and so began Scotland. But we humans have been here since the ice receded 10,000 years ago. We built our stone circles and standing stone temples; We left footprints....
Pick 4-5 hours worth from the following to give a full day's relaxed walking (which allows a break for lunch and transport time between each site, in your transport):
While it is theoretically possible that there is a guide somewhere on planet earth who knows more about the Kilmartin Glen than me, it is however unlikely! I lived there for 5 years and guided over a hundred parties, many of them repeat visits. Why use anybody else?Exchange (reduced) for families and small groups (8 or less): £160 mid-week tours.
"Scot,We had the pleasure of having a tour with you during the 2nd week of August in 2004. You gave us a day tour of the Kilmartin valley. We never thanked you properly for your wonderful tour and your hospitality. I have been working our photo album from that vacation and looked up your website in to recall where exactly we had visited with you. We would also be more then happy to be used as references for your tours, Thank you again! And if we are ever lucky enough to come back to Scotland we will surely request one of your tours again!" Linda Curtis & Ron Kamen, March 2009
Known in literature as The Long Crooked Glen of the Stones, it holds a huge amount of interest for the sensitive traveller: probably the last continously kept Earth Goddess shire in Britain, sites of the last Pictish strongholds, Tales and Legends of Fionn MacCumhal, great natural beauty, early Christian sites, a Fairy Hill of the Celts, a remoteness of landscape that is felt by the visitor... and so the attractions go on.
This is a whole day tour, due to the remoteness of the glen and the distance into it.
The exact sites to visit I ascertain during the booking process based on your interests.
Grades* B and C.
I use the Ramblers Association of grading
A = Flat, path walks, not arduous, suitable for low mobility and wheels.
B = Mostly paths, some unmade and muddy, some climbs, but not for more than a couple of hundred feet, not suitable for wheels, moderate fitness or mobility required
C = Off path climbs involved. Climbs more than 500 feet, slighty higher than average fitness advisable.
All photos are from the tour locations and are the property of Scot AnSgeulaiche.