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Walk Islay 21st - 26th April 2019
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Walk Islay 21st - 26th April 2019

Our week-long walking festival takes place annually across the Isles of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Join us for 1 walk or 6, the choice is yours.

Walks vary from easy to strenuous and take in the beautiful island scenery, from beaches and lochs, to mountains and moorland. Wildlife abounds in all corners with a chance to see eagles, otters, deer, goat and chough

Sign up here to receive email updates from us, including full programme and booking details once available.


Sunday 21st April

Walk 1

A cliff top walk from the Oa to Port Ellen
Meet Kilnaughton Cemetery Parking Area
Moderate over a long distance and strenuous in places

Monday 22nd April

Walk 2
Beinn Dubh - Ancient Broch’s, ruins and stunning views

Meet Ballygrant Hall Carpark
Moderate to challenging and strenuous in places

Tuesday 23rd April

Walk 3
Loch Cam and north to Beinn a Chuirn

Meet Bridgend Cattle Market Carpark
Moderate to challenging and strenuous in places

Walk 4
RSPB The Oa – Walk to the American Monument

Meet RSPB Oa Reserve Carpark.
Easy to moderate over a short distance

Wednesday 24th April

Walk 5
Across the sea to Colonsay – an exploration of Balnahard from Kiloran

Meet Port Askaig Ferry Terminal
Moderate walkover over a long distance

Thursday 25th April

Walk 6
A walk on the Rhinns of Islay
– route to be confirmed.

Walk 7
RSPB Loch Gruinart birding spectacular

Meet RSPB Loch Gruinart Visitor Centre
Easy/Moderate over a short distance

Friday 26th April

Walk 8
Across the Sound to Jura
– route to be confirmed.

The full detailed walk programme will be published througout February. We are still in the process of finalising routes for some days due to the presence of livestock.


Booking details will be published in due course. Any queries should be sent to admin@islayjura.com or post your interest on our facebook site https://www.facebook.com/WalkIslay

Fees and advice

A fee of £5 will be charged for each walk.

Bringing refreshments as well as suitable footwear and clothing are strongly recommended - this includes waterproof boots and gaitors/wellies. We request that smoking is permitted only at the discretion of the walk leader and kindly ask you not to bring your dog due to the presence of livestock with young across the islands. We have tried to grade the walks as easy, moderate, challenging and strenuous.


We have a shared transport group on Facebook. We hope those with cars will be able to provide lifts to walks that the public transport service does not reach. Please request to join the group if you are seeking a lift or are able to offer a space or two in your car https://www.facebook.com/groups/1644688679165939/

The majority of walks will be on a bus route. This will be indicated in the full programme once published.

Contact Information
E: admin@islayjura.com
W: www.walkislay.co.uk
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