Explore our array of Islay walks this Walk Islay week
Are you a keen walker? Or maybe you like the idea of dusting off your walking boots and heading to the great outdoors after a long and chilly winter? With Spring around the corner so is this year’s wonderful Walk Islay week! Starting on the 8th to the 13th April, it is set to be yet another fantastic week of Islay walks for a variety of abilities. So join in and explore this beautiful and scenic island in what is set to be a fun week!
About Walk Islay week
By the time you have set foot on this island, you will be awestruck by the scenery that surrounds you. This is why Walk Islay week is so popular. During this week the walks will take in the stunning scenery of beaches, moorland, lochs, and mountains. Furthermore, you will experience the abundance of wildlife that inhabits this island. Deer, geese, birds of prey, otters, seals and much more! With 8 walks to choose from, you can partake in as many or as few as you like. There is a £5 charge per walk and it is a no dog policy due to livestock and their young.
A sample taste of what to expect on the walks…
Prior to partaking in any of the walks, check their grading. They have been graded easy, moderate, challenging and strenuous. You can then start exploring! Take in the historical sites including standing stones and Mesolithic and Neolithic artefacts. Pay tribute to the lives lost in shipwrecks in the First World War. This walk ambles around the cliffs of Oa to the American Monument in memory of those who died 100 years ago. Interesting to note, if you have a clear day you may see Northern Ireland. For those avid walkers, head up the summit of Giur-bheinn and take in the spectacular views from the top. Meander woodlands, moorlands, coastline, lochs, cliffs, and fields. As you do, take in the fascinating sites and wildlife along the way. As well as all this you can also expect a sample tipple from one of our famous whisky distilleries at the end of some of the walks on offer!
As always it is important that you come well equipped for these types of adventures. Refreshments and appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing are vital. You can join the shared transport Facebook page here to organise getting to the variety of walking locations. There is further and more detailed information on the 8 walks on the Walk Islay page here to help you plan. After a long day walking why not forget about cooking and spoil yourself? Come along to Peatzeria and we will fuel you up, ready for your next days walking! Call us on 01496 810810 or email us here for more information. If you are looking for accommodation, we recommend Islay Cottages which you can see here. Happy walking and we hope you enjoy whatever trail you embark upon!