Places in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Port Howard is West Falkland’s oldest farm, dating back to 1866, and also the largest privately owned farm in the Falkland Islands. About 25 people live on the 81,000-hectare station, which has 40,000 sheep and 800 cattle. Port Stephens’ rugged headlands, the most scenic part of the Falklands, are open to the blustery South Atlantic.
East Falkland has the islands’ most extensive road network, consisting of a good highway to Mt Pleasant International Airport and Goose Green. Only slightly larger in area than West Falkland, East Falkland’s population is much larger, though once you’re out of Stanley things are pretty quiet.
Despite its off-putting name, Carcass is a scenic little island with a good variety of wildlife, including a small gentoo rookery and large colonies of Magellanic penguins, which even nest beneath the home of Rob and Lorraine McGill, the owners. Because the island has never had cats, rats or mice, small birds are abundant.
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5 steps around the Falkland Islands
The emptiness of the Falklands’ landscape is deceptive. Its shores are home to remarkable wildlife, and the islands are as welcoming to visitors as they are remote...
Destination at a glance: Falkland Islands
On a windswept chain of islands 500km off the coast of Argentina, 'the Falklands' are a curious slice of Great Britain plonked down in the South Atlantic...