Walks

Throughout our walks we’ll be telling you the stories, explaining the history, geology, and geography of our landscape. We’ll also be keeping a look out for the wildlife and flora of Iona, and of course answer your questions about our spectacular island home .

We are working on a exciting new list of walks for the 2018 season we will be updating this page soon with the details. The new walks will be covering even more of the island from moorland to hills and beaches and coastline. the new route options will give you much more choice to discover even more of the Island. Get in touch though our contact page for bookings for the upcoming year and comeback here soon to see walk options for 2018. Of course we’ll still be able to tailor walks especially for you.

Looking forward to helping you get the most from your time on our special island.

Below are our most popular walks. Check back soon to see the full list.

Our Walks start from £25 per person for half day walks ( min charge £50 )

 


ISLAND SOUTH WEST

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From the village to the sandy grasslands of the west, over heather moorland to the inspiring St Columba’s Bay.

 Following the island road crossing to the wild west coast. Wander the mighty atlantic coast crossing hebridean grasslands and turning south over the wild moorland landscape taking in the vistas to distant islands. Understand the ever changing moods of the sea.  Making your way to the iconic St Columba’s Bay.


 FULL SOUTH ISLAND WALK

The west coast of Iona

Leaving the village and heading south over lonely moorland and cliff top paths to a hidden abandoned quarry. From then progressing to St Columba’s Bay and on to fertile grasslands of the west and returning along the island road.

 This walk discovers the unspoiled isolated south of Iona. Explore a hidden industrial secret. Take in the ever changing seascapes and endless sky. Search hidden beaches for timid wildlife. Roam over a landscape formed over millennia. Experience an ever changing sky. Stop to scour the famous St Columba’s Bay for the elusive St Columba’s tear. Then back over the hill to the unique Machair land of the west end and returning following the island road across  the island’s middle among scattered island crofts and back to the island village.

 

 


EAST AND WEST COAST

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Passing through the village to the south along the east coast road, across to the west coast looking out for the spouting cave. Walking along beaches to the hidden sheltered Port Ban and an ancient hill fort.

 This Walk lets you see the contrasting sides of the island. From the east coast with its busy village and regular ferry bustle we leave the crowds and follow the road south looking over the island Sound. Turning west through the island’s fertile middle to the Atlantic coastline to experience a landscape dominated by the changing power of the sea. Keeping a lookout for the island wildlife and unique plants of the Hebridean Machair. Then on to the sandy shelter of Port Ban with its white sand and unexpected colours in the shadow of an iron age fort.