Iona Short Circular Walk


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Enjoy the island’s stunning scenery, flora and fauna during this short walk.
  • Join an easy walk along narrow roads and tracks and admire the varied landscape

  • Learn about Iona’s history and experience its stunning scenery, flora and fauna

  • Walk beautiful sandy beaches with stunning views over the bay of the cliffs

  • Visit historical sites, and the beach where St Columba is said to have arrived in Ad 563

Land of beauty

Walk on Iona Island and explore its vibrant history, wildflowers, wildlife, views and geology. Pass the war memorial and converted church and head westward onto grazing land that doubles up as the island’s golf course. Cross the moor down to the beach where St Columba is said to have landed. See the famous Abbey and take time to learn more about St Columba.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable/sturdy walking boots. 

  • Walking information: 6 Km on varied terrain. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.