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.


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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.