the Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The island of
Gigha sits just 2 miles off the west coast of Kintyre and is accessed by ferry
from Tayinloan on the mainland. As the island is only 6 miles long and less than
2 miles wide, with nowhere more than 4 miles from the ferry terminal, it is
possible to leave the cars behind and explore on foot or bike.
The ferry takes
about 20 minutes to cross the Sound of Gigha and, as it does, the Paps of
Jura are visible over the northern end of the island. To the south, three
windmills, the Dancing Ladies of Gigha, are also visible. However these
disappear from view as the ferry comes into Ardminish where anyone that has
decided to leave the cars behind can hire bikes at the shop.
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