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Islay & Jura

Location: Scotland (Inner Hebrides) Distance: 112 miles (180km)

Thu 16 May Train London to Glasgow, bus to airport, 1545 hrs plane to Islay Airport. B&B at Tighcargaman, Port Ellen (£16.00)

Fri 17 May Port Ellen - Kilbride - Leacann a Chnoic - Proaig 13 miles Camp at Proaig

Sat 18 May Proaig - Cluanach - Bowmore 14½ miles B&B at 49 Main Sttreet, Bowmore (£16.00)

Sun 19 May Bowmore - Bruichladdich - Kilchiaran 12 miles Camp at Kilchiaran

Mon 20 May Kilchiaran - Gruinart - Killinallan 13 miles Camp at Killinallan

Tue 21 May Killinallan - Sgarbh Dubh - Ballygrant 14 miles B&B at the Kennels, Ballygrant (£16.00)

Wed 22 May Ballygrant - Feolin Ferry (onto Jura), bus to Craighouse 0 miles Camp on lawn of Jura Hotel

Thu 23 May Craighouse Camp on lawn of Jura Hotel 0 miles

Fri 24 May Bus from Craighouse to Tarbert Tarbert - Gleann Aoistail - Glengarrisdale Bay 14½ miles Camp

Sat 25 May Glengarrisdale Bay - Carraig Mhor - Ardlussa 14 miles Camp

Sun 26 May Ardlussa - Tarbert - Craighouse 17 miles Camp on lawn at the Jura Hotel

Mon 27 May B&B at the Jura Hotel, Craighouse (£28.00) Tue 28 May Bus from Craighouse to the Feolin Ferry; ferry to Islay; bus to Islay Airport: however cloud was too low for incoming plane accepted a lift Port Ellen for lunch and afternoon. Caught late afternoon plane to Glasgow and obtained standby tickets to fly on to Heathrow.

The intended walk and destinations for 22 to 26 May inc were altered due to extremely bad weather on 22, 23 and 24 May. About 1145 on 24 May the torrential rain ceased so we modified the plan to that detailed above.