Soldiers Rock

Directions: Follow the main road towards Port Ellen. After passing Port Ellen Maltings turn right and follow the road to Kintra Farm and Campsite. Here you can park and start your walk on the wild side.

Walk: From Kintra, head south over the track along the shore and follow it slightly uphill while passing a few gates. After the first ruined buildings, turn sharp right and walk uphill. Once over the hill, follow the glen over the faint track through the abandoned township of Grasdail, but stay on the same altitude. In the distance, left from the burn, is a conical hill and to the right is Soldiers Rock. Return to Kintra by walking back to Grasdail, and then follow the contours of the hill as you head back to meet the track you started from. On your return walk you need to cross some burns and fences.