This sheltered 50 acre gardens provides a marvellous contrast to the wild beauty of the rest of the island. We enjoyed a couple of hours walking around admiring the variety of rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs. There are lots of interesting and amusing touches - the wooden train, the carved seal, the statue of a deer on a crag.
- The most memorable aspect was the contrasting view from the top of the hill behind the house.
- The best bit was the proliferation of flowers of different hues.
- The worst bit was when the weather deteriorated at the end of our walk, but we had enjoyed the best of the morning.
- The funniest bit was being followed by the friendly kitten, again..
- There are no words of warning - it was a safe and relaxing stroll along clear paths
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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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||Suitable for anyone who enjoys and easy walk|
|Distance||3 km / 2 miles|
|Height climbed||40m / 130 ft|
|Time taken||2 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||leaflet from the payment kiosk|
|Walk source info||leaflet from the payment kiosk|
|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||Kilchattan churchyard and Ogham Stone near the gardens, 9-hole golf course|