Islands of Fleet

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Ardwall Isle

The Islands of Fleet are a group of small islands in Galloway, Scotland. They are in Fleet Bay, which is part of Wigtown Bay, and is in turn part of the Solway Firth in the Irish Sea. There are three main islands.

  • Murray Isles, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, with the small rock "Horse Mark" off it.
  • Ardwall Isle (Ard Bhaile - high town), which has a cairn and the remains of a chapel on it, and has the "Old Man of Fleet" off it. The largest of the three, it is approximately 19 hectares (47 acres) in extent.[1]
  • Barlocco Island, with the "Three Brethren" off it.

Ardwall Isle and Barlocco Isle are two of 43 tidal islands that can be walked to from the mainland of Great Britain and two of 17 that can be walked to from the Scottish mainland.[2]

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  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  2. ^ Peter Caton (2011) No Boat Required - Exploring Tidal Islands. Matador.

Coordinates: 54°48′N 4°13′W / 54.800°N 4.217°W / 54.800; -4.217