Islay walking week walkers on the Strand returning to Colonsay

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Picture of a large group of walkers on a beach at low tide between two islandsAfter a visit to Oronsay Priory during the Islay walking week the walkers are on their way back to Colonsay across the Strand. This walk can only be completed when the tide is right and needs to be planned carefully.

Islay walking week walkers at Oronsay Priory

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Picture of a large group of walkers resting on the ground of an old prioryThe excursion to Islay’s neighbour Colonsay is always popular during the Islay walking week, in particular if a walk across the Strand to Oronsay is on offer. Here the walkers are enjoying their lunch in the grounds of Oronsay Priory on a beautiful sunny April day.

Enjoying the view over Loch Gorm on the Rhinns of Islay

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Picture of two men on a hill overlooking a loch and the sea on a hazy dayAn impression from an Islay walking week walk on the Rhinns of Islay a number of years ago. Two walkers are enjoying the views from the hills above Rockside Farm (hidden behind the hills on the left, you can just see the access road) over Loch Gorm on the right and Saligo Bay in the distance. Unfortunately it was quite hazy, otherwise the views would have been even better.