Bowmore walks to work up an appetite

Walks near Bowmore, Islay

Looking for great Islay walks? Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best local walks near our pizza restaurant in Bowmore, Islay. So you can work up an appetite by day, then come and see us in the evening for a well-earned treat!

Laggan Point Loop

This is a nice local walk, which starts in the centre of Bowmore and mainly follows minor roads and farmland tracks to the rocky coastline of Laggan Point. There are lots of opportunities to spot wildlife and particularly birds along the way. You’ll also pass a few beaches. The return section passes along a busier main road, so take care here. Laggan Point Loop walking instructions.

Bridgend Woods

A lovely wooded area, under 10 minute’s drive from Bowmore and car parking is available. There are lots of walking routes to enjoy here. The woodland was once part of the grounds of Islay House, and again, there’s lots of wildlife to look out for. You’ll also see Islay Woollen Mill, which is a nice place to stop for souvenir and gift shopping. Bridgend Woods information.

Dùn Nosebridge

Around a 10-minute drive from Bowmore, the starting point for this walk is near Mulindry. The route follows a farmland track up to the ramparts of Dùn Nosebridge, a pre-historic fort overlooking the hills, and one of the largest of Islay’s 80 fortified sites. There are fantastic views from the summit! You can then go back the way you came up. Dùn Nosebridge walking instructions.

We hope you’re hungry! Because now, of course, it’s back to Bowmore for a post-walk meal at Peatzeria. Our handmade stonebaked pizzas are just the ticket after a refreshing Islay walk. And if you’re looking for cosy Bowmore accommodation, check out our nearby Bed & Breakfast and self-catering cottage for a welcoming stay.