Port an Eas


Directions: From Port Ellen, drive up the Oa and go left after the graveyard at Kilnaughton. Find a parking place near the graveyard.

Walk: Just before the track to the lighthouse starts, turn right and head up the hill. The tarmac road becomes a track and after a few hundred metres up the hill you go left, not the first one, that's the entrance to a new house, but the second one. Now keep on going for a mile or so passing a few gates. The track now goes left and downwards towards a big house. Stay on the track which progressively narrows. At this point you can see a few ruined buildings on your right next to the track. Leave the track, go slightly to the left and cross the field towards the fence. There's a gap in the fence where you'll find a steep track going downhill to the beach. Head back as you came whilst enjoying the beautiful views over the sea towards Kintyre, the Isle of Texa and Port Ellen. On a clear day you can see Ireland.