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Breakfast at 5am on day 5 of Wild About Argyll Was accompanied by a house martin at on the bird table at Dunchraigaig House - before a Venture West down Loch Sween and crossing the Sound of Jura is perfect calm from Tayvallich.

Arriving in Jura I was met by local fell runner Grant Rozga to take on the Paps of Jura, alongside doctor and friend Graeme Brown. Leaving the peaty bogs, we soon climbed to the steep, loose scree of the 3 tops. These iconic peaks have long been on my bucket list and they lived up to their tough reputation. Just over 5 hours later we dropped back to short ferry hop to Islay.

In comparison to the epic peaks, Islay is almost entirely flat and with a cracking tailwind we flew across to Bowmore and then Port Ellen, cheered on by locals including the firemen at the airport and Colin Prior - Explore | Discover | Inspire

Throwing the trainers back on, we ran a mile to Laphroaig distillery for a dram, another mile for a nip Lagavulin distillery and then another mile for a tipple of Ardbeg distillery... and thankfully we didn't have to run any further after that!

Finally, we joined Kayak Wild Islay and Islay Sea-Adventures for a gentle paddle back along the front to Port Ellen before wild camping on Singing Sands beach.

What a superb epic triathlon through Jura and Islay!
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Breakfast at 5am on day 5 of Wild About Argyll Was accompanied by a house martin at on the bird table at Dunchraigaig House - before a Venture West down Loch Sween and crossing the Sound of Jura is perfect calm from Tayvallich.  

Arriving in Jura I was met by local fell runner Grant Rozga to take on the Paps of Jura, alongside doctor and friend Graeme Brown. Leaving the peaty bogs, we soon climbed to the steep, loose scree of the 3 tops.  These iconic peaks have long been on my bucket list and they lived up to their tough reputation. Just over 5 hours later we dropped back to short ferry hop to Islay.  

In comparison to the epic peaks, Islay is almost entirely flat and with a cracking tailwind we flew across to Bowmore and then Port Ellen, cheered on by locals including the firemen at the airport and Colin Prior - Explore | Discover | Inspire

Throwing the trainers back on, we ran a mile to Laphroaig distillery for a dram, another mile for a nip Lagavulin distillery and then another mile for a tipple of Ardbeg distillery... and thankfully we didnt have to run any further after that! 

Finally, we joined Kayak Wild Islay and Islay Sea-Adventures for a gentle paddle back along the front to Port Ellen before wild camping on Singing Sands beach.  

What a superb epic triathlon through Jura and Islay!
Explore Argyll Visit Islay & Jura Kieran J Duncan - Filmmaker RuralDimensions Ltd Caledonian MacBrayne VisitScotland

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Rosemary GarciaThank you Mark for lovely pics makes me feel homesick for Islay

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Rosemary GarciaAny chance of a book about this adventure ?

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Catriona McgregorBeautiful Jura.x

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Phenomenal speed and power from these beautiful horses on Carradale Bay. What an epic end to day 6! Mark Beaumont Torrisdale Castle Estate VisitScotland Explore Argyll #WildAboutArgyll

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Lesley DuncanFabulous pic 👍💖

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Liz BlackburnGreat photo! 🏇🏻

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Kirsty KitsonBecky Neilson

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Cora LawsonI wanna do this!!!!

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Jenny EvansYeeehaa! Go little Rickster and Kirsty! 🏇 X

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Thank you to the Artmap Argyll artists on the Canal Trail who came out to meet Mark Beaumont on his #WildAboutArgyll adventure on Wednesday, and to sculptor Melanie Chmielewska who also ran with him a...

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