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Walking on Kerrera

August 11, 2014

Thinking back to one of my favourite places. If you get a chance to visit Kerrera please do – well worth the journey!

Over The Hills

Despite many years visiting Oban, I had never taken the five minute ferry ride across to the island of Kerrera. A fortnight ago we did, and it was a revelation. Delightful coast and moorland walking, fantastic views across to the Argyll mainland and out towards several Hebridean islands. Our walk took place on one of the hottest days I have ever known in Scotland. A perfect day for a walk.

We chose to do the southern circuit of the island, from the ferry landing, so that we might see Gylen Castle and the views towards Jura. The walk around the island is on a good track, with reasonable gradients. There are many reminders that Kerrera was once part of the kingdom of Norway. It is not difficult to imagine Viking longships slipping into the quiet coves of this island.

One of the first places you come to, walking southwards, is…

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