Location/Getting There

The Corryvreckan Whirlpool lies off the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Jura and Scarba. You can take a 2-3 hour cruise ot see the Gulf of Corryvreckan and the whirlpool on Venturer, based at Ardfern Yacht Center and offering wildlife trips, whale watching and more

By Land (and Sea) via Jura

On foot or bicycle: from Tayvallich to Craighouse (Isle of Jura) take the Jura Passenger Ferry (www.jurapassengerferry.com) from Craighouse take the bus to Ardlussa then walk the 9 miles to the north end of Jura. From here you can observe the waters of the Gulf of Corryvreckan. To do this trip in one day is tight, better to take a tent and allow 2 days.

The bus service on Jura is run by Alex Dunnachie telephone +44 (0) 1496 820314 or 820221 to check bus times.

By car and foot: take the A83 from Lochgilphead to Kennacraig (Argyll). From Kennacraig Pier take the ferry to Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay, around 2 hours. View ferry timetable on the Caledonian MacBrayne website (www.calmac.co.uk) this route is very popular and busy especially in summer, so it is essential to book well in advance if taking a car.

From Port Askaig, take the wee ferry to Fiolin (Jura), a crossing that takes around 10 minutes (see timetable and fares guide). Drive the single track road with great care from Fiolin, stopping at the Jura Hotel or the Antlers Bistro in Craighouse for refreshment on the way. Travel on to just beyond Ardlussa House (around 27 miles) where the tarmac stops and a locked gate prevents you going any further. Leaving the car parked well clear of the gate please, walk along the track (around 6 miles) to the Corryvreckan view point at the north end of the island.

From August to October: walkers should be aware that deer stalking takes place on the hills. This is a principal source of income for the estates on the island and should be respected. Telephone hot lines are posted on the island to indicate active areas on a daily basis. Walkers should stick to paths and tracks or stay on the coastline for their own safety during this time. Walkers should also take care not to disturb wildlife and be aware that it is an offence to disturb nesting eagles.