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Handa Island - Scottish Wildlife Trust
Introduction to Walk 3261

Photo from the walk - Handa Island - Scottish Wildlife Trust

County/Area - Highland

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 450 feet / 136 metres

Grade - easy

During the period from April to September Handa island, off the West Coast of Scotland, becomes the breeding ground for about 200,000 seabirds with some species recording numbers of International significance. Formed from Torridon sandstone, there are many ideal nesting locations along the steep cliffs and a visit to the island during the breeding season is an unforgettable experience. 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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