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Islay, Jura and Colonsay 40 Coast and Country Walks

Islay, Jura and Colonsay 40 Coast and Country Walks

by: Paul and Helen Webster
Islay, Jura and Colonsay make up the most southerly Hebridean island group and are famed for their outstanding wildlife, glorious sandy beaches, fascinating historical treasures, rugged hills and dramatic coastlines, and - on Jura, but especially on Islay - legendary distilleries which produce distinctively peaty whisky.

This book aims to help you get the most from your visit to these islands. Most of the 40 walks are a half day or shorter, with many suitable for families, but there are also a few more challenging hillwalks for those who cannot resist the allure of reaching an island summit.

Each walk entry begins with at-a-glance details of distance, time, terrain, parking and public transport access where available. Clear route finding instructions are provided together with simple overview coloured sketch maps, but OS Explorer map sheet numbers are also provided. The text also includes brief notes on features of interest along the way and there are colour photographs throughout. The walk locations are:

Port Ellen and the Oa: Southern Islay
The Kildalton Distilleries tour - 6.25 km (linear)
Standing Stones of Port Ellen - 5 km
Carraig Fhada and the Singing Sands - 4.5 km
Mull of Oa and the American Monument - 3.5 km
The Soldier's Rock - 8 km
Kildalton Cross to Port Mor - 2.75 km
Beinn Bheigier - 16.5 km

Bowmore and Port Askaig: Central Islay
Laggan Point - 14 km
Dun Nosebridge - 2.25 km
Bridgend Woods and Woollen Mill - 6.5 km
Ballygrant and the Lily Loch - 9.5 km
Rhuvaal Lighthouse - 13.5 km
Killinallan Point - 10.5 km

The Rhinns of Islay
Port Wemyss and Portnahaven - 2.5 km
Portnahaven beachcomber - 6.5 km
Machir Bay - 3 km
Saligo Bay - 5.5 km
Sights and sands of Sanaigmore - 4.5 km
Ardnave Point - 6 km
Loch Gruinart - 2.5 km
Port Charlotte - 5 km

Whitefarland Bay - 3.5 km
Market Loch - 5 km
Keils and Kilearnadil Cemetery - 4.75 km
Corran Sands - 4 km
Lowlandman's Bay - 10.5 km
Coast to Coast - 4 km
Glengarrisdale Bay and MacLean's Skull Cave - 10.5 km
Barnhill and the Gulf of Corryvreckan - 21 km
Evans' walk - 17.5 km
Beinn an Oir - 13.25 km

Scalasaig circular - 8 km
A ramble to Colonsay House - 8.5 km
Binnein Riabhach - 6 km
Dun Uragaig and Loch an Sgoltaire - 8.5 km
Kiloran Bay and Carnan Eoin - 4.25 km
Traigh Ban from Kiloran Bay - 11.5 km
Ardskenish and Dun Ghallain - 9.5 km
Cable Bay - 7.5 km
Oronsay and the Strand - 10 km

ISBN 9781907025587 Pages 96 (2017) 107mm x 148mm

Price: 6.45