Lenavore is situated five miles from the village of Port Ellen on The Oa peninsula. This is on the southern part of the Scottish island of Islay.
Set in a beautiful location in the heart of the RSPB’s Nature Reserve, Lenavore enjoys panoramic rural views as far as the eye can see!
Along with all the wonderful attractions on Islay, there are many walks to be enjoyed locally from the American Monument (with views over to Ireland on a clear day!), you could venture up to the top of Beinn Mhor (202 mtrs) for some more stunning views, a walk over the hill at the back of Lenavore takes you to Loch Glenastle, or you could just generally explore the beautiful and rugged coastline of The Oa.
With Port Ellen being 5 miles away, a car is necessary for access to shops and amenities, as there is no public transport to this part of the island.
Directions (from Port Ellen)
Leave Port Ellen, turning left before the Port Ellen Maltings and following signs for ‘The Oa’.
At the turning for Kintra (a mile or so later), turn left, down the hill and past the graveyard on your left.
Over the next couple of miles, you’ll pass Lower Cragabus, Middle Cragabus and Upper Cragabus (after the hairpin bend).
Shortly after this follow the steep hill downwards. You’ll see Loch Glenastle on your right and a red phonebox ahead. Follow the road round to the right past the red phonebox. Lenavore is the next house you’ll come to, about a mile after this and is on your right hand side.