An easy hill walk that is rewarded on arriving at the attractive rocky summit, with a panoramic view across the sea to islands, coastline and mountains. It’s suitable for younger walkers and would give them a good introduction to hillwalking, but care should be taken on the summit where there are some steep rocks.
- The most memorable aspect was the rocky summit
- The worst bit was taking the wrong route through brambles!
- The funniest bit was realising I hadn't read the route description properly.
- A word of warning is to keep children away from the steeper rocks around the summit
- The view was great, and would be even better on a sunny day!
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|Location||Off the west coast of Scotland, close to Kintyre, Argyll|
|Date walked||April 2005|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Short walk but requires a reasonable level of fitness and strong footwear|
|Distance||6 km / 3.5 miles approx|
|Height climbed||100m / 330 ft|
|Time taken||2 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||sketch map in Path Network booklet|
|Walk source info||Path Network booklet|
|Getting there||Ferry from Tayinloan, Kintyre|
|Places to stay||Isle of Gigha Hotel - also self catering cottages, and B & B at Achamore House|
|Other features||Achamore Gardens, 9-hole golf course|