Wednesday 11 May 2011

Port Lobh & Colonsay House Gardens

Distance on Port Lobh walk: 5km; with Lynsey & Isabel
See route in new window

We had planned to go for a walk along the west coast north of Port Mor this morning, but we were thwarted by a lack of car parking possibilities. Instead we returned to the golf course where we had parked yesterday afternoon and walked south from there.

It was dry, overcast and windy when we set off walking shortly before 10:30am with Isabel in the rucksack carrier.  We headed past the airfield and down onto the pretty beach in the bay of Port Lobh. We then picked up a path over the next headland, where we got excellent views over the next beach, sand dunes and across to Beinn Oronsay. After returning to the car by a similar route, we headed back to Scalasaig for lunch at The Pantry.

Later that afternoon, after we had finished packing, we took tea & cake at the Colonsay House tearoom before going for a stroll in the woodland gardens. A lot of the paths were quite narrow, so we were a little bit restricted on what we could take Isabel along in the pushchair, but we still managed to do a pleasant circular walk. We returned to Scalasaig and boarded the ferry to Port Askaig on Islay.

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