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1 One of the great walks on Is­lay, into real wild land! Pass through the top of Port Askaig on a very scenic route past lochs and rough habi­tat to a dis­tillery at Bun­na­hab­hain.

2 Park above the dis­tillery on your left and fol­low the path over the bridge of the Mar­gadale River. Fol­low the rough path across the moor.

3 A slight de­tour gives you views over the top half of Bun­na­hab­hain Bay, where divers are a good bet .

4 The path moves away from the sea and fol­lows a tele­graph pole line to the light­house. Look for Twite on the wires and herds of Red Deer around you.

5 The light­house has a wooded gar­den at­tract­ing mi­grants to drop into the cover af­ter they have been lured here by the light. Scan the sea here for divers and ea­gles cross­ing to Jura.

6 We walked back the way we came, but the real en­er­getic can walk back via the dunes and Loch Gru­inart.

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