Last snow on some Islay hills with the distant Paps of Jura

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Picture of some isolated spots of snow on a hillside, three mountains in the distance in the background
Last snow on some Islay hills with the distant Paps of Jura

A memory from an Islay walking week walk a good number of years ago. We walked in the hills in the south of Islay, where we came across some of the last remaining snow of the previous winter (the walk was in April). In the distance you can see the Paps of Jura, from left to right Beinn a’ Chalois, Beinn an Oir and Beinn Shiantaidh.

Paps of Jura on an April evening seen from the Sound of Islay

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Picture of two mountains towering above a sound between two islands
Paps of Jura on an April evening seen from the Sound of Islay

A view from the Islay ferry approaching Port Askaig on an April evening in 2010. The impressive Paps of Jura with their scree covered sides towering over the landscape.

Paps of Jura and Gorse bushes, Isle of Islay

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Picture of three mountains behind fields with rows of Gorse bushes
Paps of Jura and Gorse bushes, Isle of Islay

A beautiful sunny April afternoon on Islay. Somewhere near the Campbell monument near Bridgend, a view over fields bordered by yellow Gorse bushes with the majestic Paps of Jura in the distance.