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Kenavara is the third highest of our “bens”. This is the breeding ground for Tiree’s main seabird colony and is the home to shags, fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, ravens, peregrine falcons, and of course a variety of gulls.

There are two large caves which are only accessible by boat. One of them , an Uaimh Mhor, is so deep that explorers are advised to carry a lighted candle, and to retreat as the light begins to fail for lack of oxygen.

The ruins of an early monastry , St Patrick's Chapel, can be seen on the Balephuil side of the hill and close by there is an ancient well, who’s water was said to have healing powers. They both date back to the era of St Columba.