Barnhill and the Corryvreckan Whirlpool

This long walk leads out to the northernmost point of Jura - overlooking the wild Gulf of Corryvreckan with its often raging currents - site of the famous whirlpool. The first section follows a rough track to Barnhill - where George Orwell wrote 1984 - before continuing to the old Kinuachdrachd harbour and then becomes very rough and boggy for the final stretch to the Carraig Mhor at the furthest tip of the island.

Terrain

Landrover track as far as Kinuachdrachd, then boggy path, becoming rough and indistinct on final section to the view over the Gulf of Corryvreckan.

Public Transport

None to the start; infrequent Jura bus service runs from Feolin Ferry to as far north as Ardlussa.

Start

Parking area at northern end of public road, north of Lealt. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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