Foula ranks alongside Fair Isle as the most remote inhabited island in Britain, and whether you come by air or sea a visit here is unlikely to ever be forgotten.
The population of around 30 is scattered over the eastern part of the island, whilst to the west a range of sculpted hills sweep up to 418m at Da Sneug before falling in a series of huge cliffs to the Atlantic Ocean. At Da Kame the cliffs reach 376m - second only to Conachair on St Kilda in the UK, whilst to the south the great peak of Da Noup is scarcely less impressive. Swooping over the summits a vast colony of aggressive Great Skuas or Bonxies defends their nests from walkers, whilst puffins and other sea birds can be found all around the coastline.
|Foula airstrip and pier coastal circuit||4km||1.5 - 2.5 hours|
|Da Sneck Ida Smaalie, Foula||5km||1.5 - 2.5 hours|
|Da Sneug - Da Easy Way, Foula||6.75km||2.5 - 3.5 hours|
|Da Kame, Da Sneug and Da Noup - the complete Foula||13km||6 - 7.5 hours|