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Picture of walkers Time for another visit to Islay, this time for the Islay Walking Week 2004. My mother joined me for the drive up to Scotland, a week of walking on the Isle of Islay and finally the return journey to Swindon.

We had a great week with a lot of good weather (as well as some rain, but there are clothes to keep the rain out), excellent walks and a lot of very nice people.

Our thanks to the organisers, the walk leaders and all the other people we met for a great week!

You can follow the week from walk to walk by just following the links at the bottom of each page or just read about selected walks by picking the ones you are interested in from this list:
From Swindon to Islay
Driving up from Swindon to Islay with a few stops on the way. And lots of rain.
Picture of a rainy road
Picture of walkers near the Sound of Islay Lossit and the Sound of Islay
Donald James MacPhee took us on a long walk through Dunlossit Estate and along the shores of the Sound of Islay
Solam and Calumkill
A shorter walk from Ardbeg to see the carved faces as well as what remains of a "fever village" of the 1800s.
Picture of walkers near Solam
Picture of walkers near Proaig Proaig
A slightly longer walk over hills and moorland as well as along the shore to the bothy at Proaig.
Visitors Welcome Evening
A few impressions from the Visitors Welcome Evening in Ionad Chaluim Chille Ile (The Columba Centre) near Bowmore.
Picture of The Columba Centre
Picture of a cottage in Keills Craighouse and Keils
Our first walk on the Isle of Jura, from Craighouse out to Keils and back.
Knockrome and Ardfernal
The second walk of the day on Jura, from Corran Bridge past Knockrome out to Ardfernal with excellent views of the Paps of Jura. Also available a QuickTime VR Panorama of the view from Ardfernal Hill. Followed by a visit to the Isle of Jura Distillery.
Picture of walkers with the Paps of Jura in the background
Picture of walkers near Islay House Islay House and Bridgend
The first walk on a quite windy day, where Jack Adamson took us around Islay Estate and the woods near Bridgend.
Loch Gruinart Woodland Walk
A slightly improvised walk, as due to the storm the originally planned walk near Sanaigmore had to be cancelled. Also the first presentation of a WalkIslay cap to a walker for completing eight walks.
Picture of walkers in the woodland
Picture of two walkers near Loch Gruinart Loch Gruinart RSPB
A nice walk around the RSPB Reserve at Loch Gruinart, passing Gruinart Farm and along the sea wall.
Port Charlotte Dusk Walk
The second walk on my birthday, an evening/dusk walk led by Carl Reavey and James Brown wearing kilts. Some whisky was involved as well.
Picture of walkers with Port Charlotte in the background
Picture of walkers approaching the American Monument The Oa with the American Monument
All too soon the last walk had arrived and Gus Keys lead us around The Oa and the American Monument.
Travelling back to Swindon
And then it was time to travel back to Swindon, passing Crarae Gardens and Loch Lomond on the way.
Picture of my mother and me in Crarae Gardens

If you are interested in more information about Islay and Jura you might also be interested in my Isle of Islay pages. There you will find many more pictures and further information about Islay and Jura.