Imke enjoying views near Smaull, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a woman sitting on a rock on a hill overlooking a coast
Imke enjoying views near Smaull, Isle of Islay

My sister Imke on the west coast of Islay during a visit in June 2013. We walked north from Saligo mainly following the coast. Here we took a break on the hills just behind Smaull, enjoying the views over Saligo and Kilchoman.

Dramatic cliffs in the north west of Islay

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Picture of three steep jagged cliffs on a rugged coastline
Dramatic cliffs in the north west of Islay

There are some dramatic cliffs along the coast between Saligo and Sanaigmore, these three near Smaull probably the best known, as they are easily visible from Saligo Bay. Depending on who you ask the name might vary.

Saligo Bay from Turnaichaidh, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a coastal landscape seen from a hillA slightly different view of Saligo Bay from one of the higher points on the Rhinns of Islay, Turnaichaidh (170m) just behind the Kilchoman Crags. Saligo Bay with Saligo cottage towards the left, the remains of the old radar installations in the centre, the track out to Smaull stretching out into the distance on the right. In the foreground you can see the Kilchoman road passing through, bordering the fields of Rockside Farm as well as Loch Clach a’ Bhuaile. And if you look very closely you can just about make out Dubh Artach lighthouse on the horizon.