Scotland – Kerrera
Distance: 11km/7 miles
Type: Coast and hill
Where: Circular walk around the island of Kerrera.
Start/End: Kerrera slipway (NM830287).
Terrain: Excellent single-track road and rough coastal path, with one fairly steep climb.
Maps: OS Explorer 359; Landranger 49.
To step on to Kerrera is to step back in time. A two-minute ferry journey across the Sound of Kerrera transports you into a tranquil, bygone world. Unless you’re a resident, no vehicles can be brought on to the island and so a peaceful, fume-free and beautiful walk is guaranteed. There is only one single-track road on the island, which runs along its eastern edge and passes beautiful Horseshoe Bay, culminating in a short detour to reach historic Gylen Castle. A rougher path travels along the western side to the hushed loveliness of Barrnam- boc Bay. Back on the road, and a steep climb leads past Carn Breugach, Kerrera’s highest point, and down to the ferry.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map