Bute Conservation Trust volunteers visit the South End of Bute to check the condition and signage of the walk to Dunagoil, the site of an iron age hill fort. Dunagoil Bay can be seen in the background.
Pictured are two young well-equipped walkers returning from having walked the South End section of the ‘West Island Way’ – in reverse and arriving at the official Start. In the background is our recently erected Information Board.
Like most of Scotland, in the middle of a very wet winter, Bute’s paths and walks are now pretty wet and muddy in places. We’ve posted a warning on our dedicated website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the West Island Way and posted a warning notice at the official Start of the Way.
New information board and shelter on Bute’s ‘West island Way’ – highlights the optional diversion via the ‘Balnakeilly Loop’ and Rhubodach. A chance to see a historic farming settlement, a World War 2 bunker and a great view over the Kyles of Bute. (Picture: Billy Shields)
The original turf roof looked good but has caused problems with rainwater leaks for some time. We have replaced it with a new metal roof to ensure that the Hide is dry and comfortable for all birders. (Picture: Billy Shields)