The Mull of Oa

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Much of the coastline of the Isle of Islay is low-lying, with rocky shores interspersed with beaches and only in the south-west are there cliffs of any note. This walk crossed the moors to the most dramatic section of cliffs, from where there are views over much of the island and across the North Channel to Northern Ireland.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Argyll and Bute - Islay


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Moor, Sea, Wildlife
4/11/2024 - Ian Runcie

A fine blustery walk through moorland to the clifftops with a poignant memorial at the top. We saw, chuffs, Greenland white fronted geese and a herd of goats, who seem to have taken up residence around the monument. The walk has been the subject of restoration and is now part of well waymarked and partially board-walked circular route. This goes East from the monument as far as Bruthach Mor then back to the car park. Further views of the cliffs and Struthan Rabhairt waterfall are gained.