Walking on Coll

Walks and Walking on the Isle of Coll

One can walk and wonder around and across most of the island. Even though many roads are fenced, access to remote beaches and wilderness areas is OK. Of course one must be sensible and if in any doubt just ask, at the shop, hotel or nearest farm and don't leave your car blocking fields' gates. However, many areas are sensitive in the spring and summer having nesting birds, often rare species - and be careful not to walk on too many orchids, although this may sometimes be quite difficult !

New for 2006 was the introduction of signposts in fenced areas to encourage the use of footpaths to the many beautiful beaches.

Inland, there are lots of surprises in store. Crannogs can be found on many of the lochans and you will stumble over remains of ancient civilisations and communities in most parts of the island.
A climb to the top of Ben Hogh (Location) is always a favourite, it's relatively easy and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of all the surrounding islands. On a good day one can see as far as Jura in one direction and S. Uist in the other.

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