Hebridean Way Walking Route Section D: Howmore to Liniclate

Start: Howmore, South Uist, Finish: Liniclate, Benbecula

Type:Hebridean Way Walking Route

Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
  • Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
  • South Uist: Signs at Loch Druidibeg
  • South Uist: wild ponies at Loch Skipport
  • South Uist: Caisteal Bhagream
  • South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
  • South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg

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Height Climbed: 111m / 366ft

Height Descended: 113m / 372ft

Terrain: 6.5 miles on good paths or tracks; 2.5 miles on rough, pathless moorland, 5 miles on tarmac roads, mostly quiet single track; 2 miles on pavement from Creagorry to Liniclate.

After two days of magical walking along the beaches of South Uist, now it is time to sample the island’s wilder east coast.

The Ordnance Survey map of this area looks alarming – a water-logged world of impassable lochs and bogs. Fear not, however, for considerable stretches of good new path and some spectacular bridges lead you through a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Ruined duns (ancient castles) sit on tiny islands in freshwater lochs, the South Uist hills reflecting on the blue waters. Where the paths disappear plentiful wooden marker posts guide you on a dry(ish) route over the wet ground. This is wild and lonely country where there is more wildlife than humans. Look out for golden eagles soaring overhead and listen for the plaintive three note call of the greenshank.

The day ends by crossing the causeway onto the island of Benbecula, where several shops, plentiful accommodation and even two hotels bring you back to civilisation.

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  • By Walking
  • Route Information - Route Status - Main
  • Route Information - Terrain - Waymarked moorland. Tracks. Road.

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  1. Museum nan Eilean is part of the Heritage Service operated by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar…

    0.1 miles away
  2. Liniclate beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from the village of…

    0.29 miles away
  3. Borve Castle stood three storeys high. Now in ruins you can still see the five foot deep…

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  1. Benbecula War Memorial

    1.82 miles away
  2. Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

    2.6 miles away
  3. Culla bay beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from Nunton or Aird.

    2.66 miles away
  4. Cladh Mhuire, the burial ground for the Benbecula community, is the only site associated…

    2.68 miles away
  5. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    2.76 miles away
  6. Ruins of Teampull Chaluim Chille to the east of Balivanich.

    3.12 miles away
  7. This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point…

    3.4 miles away
  8. Just a stones throw from the airport, this magnifient beach is well worth a visit and is…

    4.03 miles away
  9. Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist…

    4.46 miles away
  10. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    5.4 miles away
  11. Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer.…

    5.53 miles away
  12. Ruins of a Medival early church, Teampull Na Trionaid, can be found in the village of…

    6.8 miles away
  13. The Island of Grimsay is made up of tidal sands, sea lochs, small islands and islets, and…

    6.82 miles away
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