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Ministry of Propaganda - 10/Apr/2005: "Preparing for WalkIslay"

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Preparing for WalkIslay

Picture of walkers on The Oa, Isle of Islay

Is it really already mid April? Less than a week to go until the next WalkIslay. Yesterday I prepared my preview page for the Islay walking week 2005, listing the walks I definitely plan to particpate in. Reading the descriptions again I found a lot of very interesting walks, some in areas I've been to before, others will bring new discoveries. As I'm mainly going on the longer walks I will probably participate in a lower number of walks, but cover the same distance as last year. I'm looking forward to meet a number of people again I met during previous visits. There will hopefully also be time for a few other things beside the walks, although the walks obviously have priority. Several of the walks are also not only about walking but also give insight into local history and wildlife:

While I'm not particularly into birdwatching Islay is well known for its RSPB nature reserves. Gus Keys' walks are always very good, this year he will lead another walk on The Oa. There will also be a number of walks around Loch Gruinart. Then there is D.J. from Dunlossit, who has an amazing knowledge of local history. He will take us on a walk to Finlaggan, ancient home to the Lords of the Isles, as well as a number of other places on the way. There will also be an excursion to the neighbouring Isle of Jura. And a number of other walks where I haven't got any links for. Yet.

Apart from the walks another visit to Islay Ales to stock up on ales from the isle of malts is on my to do list. Time permitting I might also visit a distillery, while it isn't open yet I'll try to get a glimpse of Kilchoman Distillery being built. Not to forget Persabus Pottery, although we will visit it during one of the walks anyway.

On the way to Islay I plan to stop at Loch Fyne Oysters at least once, I'll spend a night in Cairndow as well. Not to forget sampling some Fyne Ales.

Closing this entry it's time to thank Ian Brooke for putting it all together. Looking forward to see you again next week!

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