Colonsay’s guided walks & tours

May 15, 2017

Colonsay and Oronsay are fantastic islands for walking and road tours. If you would like to discover a new route, find out more about the island from an expert or join a themed guided walk, there are residents only to happy to show you.

Fern appreciation walks

Colonsay is home to at least 33 of an amazing 13,000 species of ferns in the world. Although the Victorians were fascinated by ferns, these days we tend to walk without really seeing them. The fern appreciation walks offers a chance to find out about these fascinating plants with enthusiast Kevin Byrne.

To find out more about cost and timings, call Kevin on 01951 200320 or e-mail byrne@colonsay.org.uk.

Finding your Feet

Kevin Byrne offers a guided tour of Colonsay in your own vehicle, taking about an hour and a half. Although restricted to the road system it provides a broad sweep of the island's history and topography. The tour may help you to identify the places you wish to revisit for further investigation, especially for a walk or a stroll.

To find out more about cost and timings, call Kevin on 01951 200320 or e-mail byrne@colonsay.org.uk.

Explore Balnahard

The fairly vigorous walk is led by Kevin Byrne and usually starts about 10am and lasts up to five hours. The route is mostly off the beaten track so there is be plenty of history, wildlife and scenery to enjoy.

To find out more about costs or to arrange a different walk, call Kevin on 01951 200320 or e-mail byrne@colonsay.org.uk.

Tailor-made tours

If you have a particular interest in, for example, family History, archaeology, topography or geology, Kevin Byrne can arrange a special tour, whether on foot or using your own vehicle.

To find out more about costs or to arrange a different walk, call Kevin on 01951 200320 or e-mail byrne@colonsay.org.uk.