An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Taransay landing beach near Paibeil

The rough coastal path here is a hike through the ruins and legends of Pagan, Christian and Viking times and some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the Hebrides. Climb the highpoint of Beinn Raah at 267 metres; relax on the pristine talc-white beaches; or explore the spectacular rock arch at Roagh. Amazing wild swimming beaches and plenty of opportunities for wild camping. One way to get here is to sea kayak across the sound, we paddled it surrounded by porpoise and diving fairy terns. This is a place apart – no wonder it’s Ben Fogle’s favourite.

All details are in our book Islandeering: adventures around the outside edge of Britain’s hidden islands

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