That's why so many important burial places are on islands.
The islands in Loch Leven, the Glencoe Islands, may be the best known.
But the Island of St Finan in Loch Shiel is surely one of the most beautiful, if only for its location.
It also gives Glenfinnan it's name. I doubt that's realised by many of the thousands of visitors to the National Trust's Glenfinnan Monument and nearby Glenfinnan 'Harry Potter' Viaduct.
We've kayaked to St Finan's Island, (Eileen Fhianain) but we felt it would be rather special to devise a swim which allowed us to cross to the island, explore the narrowest part of this fresh water loch, then head off back to where we started. The walk in, carrying all out kit, was a mile and a half from the end of the road at the Estate Pier at Dalilea. The hike makes the islands less accessible than the Glencoe Islands, and it's all the better for that.
|GPS swim track|
|The bell should be beside the cross|