This page links to an overview page on the Isle of Gigha, and three walking stories. Gigha made a great place for a couple of days’ family holiday in the spring-time. Above all, it provides a real small island experience, which children will love. And for the kids, it's an easy introduction to the pleasures of hiking (see Frances' story).
It’s a place to feel away-from-it-all, to relax and reflect.
Gigha offers a choice of easy walks: some over low hills with great views of the coast and islands; others around Achamore Gardens and along the shoreline.
There is added interest resulting from the community buy-out of Gigha in 2002, and Scotland’s first community-owned wind-farm. And it has a good hotel to stay in and a 9-hole golf course!
Contributed by: Andrew and Frances Llanwarne
Ardminish Bay, Isle of Gigha
Key Facts (summary)
||Off the west coast of Scotland, close to Kintyre, Argyll
|When it was walked
|| April 2005
||Countryside paths and easy hills
||Achamore Gardens suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk, the other two require a reasonable level of fitness and strong footwear, but all are short.
||3-7 km / 2-4 miles
|Height climbed approx
100 m / 330 ft on Creag Bhan,
69 m / 230 ft on Cnoc na Croise
20 m / 70 ft in Achamore Gardens
|Time taken approx
||Each requires around 2 hours
|Map used if any
||Sketch maps in Walk Gigha Path Network booklet
|Source of info on walk
||Path Network booklet
||Ferry from Tayinloan, Kintyre
|Places to stay
||Isle of Gigha Hotel - also self catering cottages, and B & B at Achamore House
|Places to eat/ buy food
||Hotel, Boathouse restaurant, Village shop
|Any other local attractions or facilities
||Achamore Gardens, 9-hole golf course