0.00 km – At the far end of Port Ellen harbour in the small car park follow the road into Port Ellen along Frederick Crescent.
0.43 km – At the junction with Frederick Crescent with the Scottish Power building on your left-hand side continue STRAIGHT ON passing the Co-Op supermarket on your right-hand side.
0.66 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON past the community garden on your left to reach the junction ahead then BEAR LEFT in 100 m outside the Islay Hotel to head towards the war memorial.
0.80 km – At the small roundabout with the lamppost in the centre TURN RIGHT onto School Street.
0.93 km – At the end of the street TURN RIGHT to follow the next bay around to the Port Ellen distillery in the distance ahead.
1.00 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON between houses to reach the T-junction with Charlotte Street. In 100 m TURN LEFT at the T-junction onto Charlotte Street.
1.60 km – TURN LEFT off the road going out of Port Ellen to walk between the distillery buildings following the signposts for Mull of Oa.
3.20 km – At the junction after descending through trees TURN LEFT following another Mull of Oa signpost.
3.50 km – Just after passing the graveyard on your left TURN LEFT following the signpost for the lighthouse.
4.00 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON along the road passing a beach on your left-hand side.
4.20 km – As the road becomes a gravel track continue STRAIGHT ON passing houses on your right-hand side towards to the lighthouse.
4.90 km – At the end of the track with houses on the right-hand side and the lighthouse ahead of you can continue STRAIGHT ON to follow a narrow concrete path over the rocks to reach the Carraig Fhada lighthouse (please only use this path if the tide is out and the conditions are safe). To return to Port Ellen just retrace your steps into the town.
If you wish it's possible to extend this route to the Singing Sands just 400 m further on a grassy path. Follow the wooden singing sands signpost to ascend.
9.10 km – The route ends at the war memorial outside the Islay Hotel. Now you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon and perhaps visit one of the big 3 distilleries; Ardbeg, Lagavulin or Laphroaig.