24 minutes | Mar 2, 2021

Island Hopping - Iona, Staffa & the Treshnish Isles

How many islands can you visit in one day? The first episode of Wild for Scotland sees us embarking on an adventure on the west coast.

“Island Hopping” tells the story of a day trip by boat to visit the Isles of Iona, Staffa and Lunga of the Treshnish Isles – all from our home base on the Isle of Mull. That’s 4 islands in one day!

We wander among the medieval ruins and moorlands of Iona, hop on a shaky boat ride to the Isle of Lunga, hike to the top of a tall cliff to see – you guessed it – puffins, and eventually find our way to the mythical Isle of Staffa with its famous sea cave and black basalt columns.

Then, I give you my top 5 tips to visit the Iona, Staffa and Lunga yourself.

Are you ready? Great – let’s travel to Scotland!

Helpful links for this episode:

See photos from my trip to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.

Read my blog post about this tour.

Go on a tour with Staffa Tours

Learn about Staffa from the National Trust for Scotland.

Read Madeleine Bunting’s book I mentioned – Love of Country.

Become a patron and support Wild for Scotland.

Join my Scotland Facebook group to find like-minded Scotland lovers.

Transcript available from WildforScotland.com.


Written, hosted and produced by Kathi Kamleitner. Additional support by Fran Turauskis. Cover Art illustrated by Lizzie Vaughan-Knight. Musik by Bruce Wallace. Additional sound effects from Zapsplat, Pond5 and SoundBoard. 

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