Isle of Gigha

Isle of Gigha

As befits its name, which may mean God's island, Gigha is green, fertile, and serenely beautiful. Seven miles long and just a mile and a half wide, the island is the ideal size to explore for the traveller on foot. Leave your car on the mainland to make the most of the opportunity to escape to this peaceful haven.

Gigha has several stunning beaches, prehistoric standing stones, miniature hilltop summits and superb views, whether across to Islay and the mountains of Jura or back towards mainland Kintyre. No visitor to the area should miss the chance of a day on Gigha but the island offers most of all to those who come to stay here and enjoy some Hebridean hospitality.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Achamore Gardens and Ardminish circuit 4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Cuddyport beach and the quernstone quarry 6.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Creag Bhan and the Old Mill 8.5km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Gigha north end and the twin beaches 16.25km 4 - 4.5 hours
Gigha south coast circular 10.5km 2.5 - 3.5 hours

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.