Beinn Bheigier IPA

Location: East of the Isle of Islay in the South Western Isles, north of Ardmore.

Grid Reference: NR 435 565

Beinn Bheigier IPA has been recognised as one of 165 Important Plant Areas in the UK.
The key features of this IPA are:
• One of the UK’s most important populations of Lindenberg’s featherwort

Islay is the southern-most island of the Inner Hebrides and is often referred to as Queen of the Hebrides. With an area of 239 sq miles it is the second largest island of the Southern Hebrides.

Much of Islay is flat and, rising gently to 1,610 feet, Beinn Bheigier is the highest point on the island.

Plants you may see when visiting Beinn Bheigier

Its rocky hillside is clad with heather, bracken and scattered gorse but also provides a suitable home for some nationally rare bryophytes including Lindenberg's featherwort, Adelanthus lindenbergianus the reason the IPA has been identified.