Isle of Colonsay
Colonsay is a gem. This remote western island offers great variety, with a little something of the best of most aspects of the Hebrides. It is a wonderful place to explore on foot - and well deserves a detailed exploration.
The coastline has a number of superb beaches - the best known being the stunning sweep of Kiloran Bay, but there are also wild clifftops packed with nesting seabirds in the spring. The interior has rocky small hills and wild moorland, but also the rich woodlands around Colonsay House and some fertile machair. At the southern tip of the island the tidal sands of The Strand offer a link to Oronsay - famed for its ruined priory, remarkable cross and some superb, tranquil beaches of its own.