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.

Islay north coast panorama near Bholsa caves

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Panoramic picture of a coastline with raised beachesThe north coast of Islay has some of the most impressive raised beaches on the island. Here a view west from near Bholsa caves (the big cave is in the cliff face straight ahead). Mala Bholsa (127m) straight ahead in the distance, Colonsay and Oronsay just visible on the horizon on the right.