Hebridean Way Walking Route Section H: Berneray to Seilebost

Start: Leverburgh, Harris, Finish: Seilebost, Harris

Type:Hebridean Way Walking Route

Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
  • Harris: Horgabost wayfinder
  • Harris: walkers on a hill
  • Harris: view from Scarista
  • Harris: beach at Seilebost

Book Tickets Online


Please note the advisory on this section.​​​​​​

Height Climbed: 590m / 1,935ft

Height Descended: 586m / 1,922ft

Terrain: 9.5 miles on rough paths or wet, pathless moorland following waymarker posts; 3.5 miles on single track roads.

After crossing the Sound of Harris – a strong contender for Britain’s most spectacular ferry journey – the little village of Leverburgh is a fine introduction to the Isle of Harris. Established in the early 1920s by the island’s English owner, Lord Leverhulme, Leverburgh was intended to be a major fishing port. His plans never really took off – these days the village makes a welcome stop for visitors with B&Bs, a good restaurant and several shops.

Today’s walk is the toughest of the whole Hebridean Way, with long sections following damp paths or waymarker posts over wet, boggy moorland. The rewards, however, are considerable. Along the way you will pass the spectacular beaches of Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre on Harris’s west coast. The island of Taransay and the mountains of North Harris form superb backdrops to the world class views.

The section finishes with a tough little climb up a steep, rocky hill. It’s a tiring ascent but the views of Luskentyre beach and the saltmarsh at Seilebost make an unforgettable end to the day.

The distances and timings above do not include any extra distance you may need to reach your accommodation for the night. 



  • By Walking
  • Route Information - Connection Transport - Ferry (1hr)
  • Route Information - Route Status - Main
  • Route Information - Terrain - Waymarked moorland. Road.

Map & Directions


What's Nearby

  1. The Sound of Taransay lies between the main west coast of Harris and the beautiful island…

    1.24 miles away
  2. Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

    1.49 miles away
  3. Luskentyre Beach Hut is situated overlooking the world famous Luskentyre sands and sells…

    2.19 miles away
  1. The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

    2.66 miles away
  2. Remains of chambered cairn

    2.66 miles away
  3. Talla Na Mara sits opposite Niseaboist beach, famed for its views across the sound of…

    2.8 miles away
  4. Standing stone overlooking the beach near the village of Horgabost .

    2.93 miles away
  5. A circular walk of 14km (8 miles) on good paths from the east coast of South Harris over…

    3.17 miles away
  6. Remains of an Iron Age broch at NG032 940 near the village of Borve.

    3.59 miles away
  7. This standing stone appears now as a single monolith overlooking one of the most…

    4.37 miles away
  8. Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

    4.44 miles away
  9. Ardhasaig Glass & Arts – Embroidered Art, Gifts, Souvenirs and Clothing, many…

    4.51 miles away
  10. The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working…

    4.79 miles away
  11. The Clò-Mòr or Harris Tweed exhibition in Drinshader Harris, exhibits Harris Tweed…

    5.42 miles away
  12. Situated at the foot of the southern slopes of the North Harris mountains, the remains of…

    5.45 miles away
  13. Open Tuesday to Friday inclusive every week - appointments can be made outwith those…

    5.67 miles away
Previous Next

My Planner

You can build your own holiday itinerary here! Just browse our site and click this button to add to your itinerary when you see something you like. If your planner is not finished, simply click save and you can come back to it later on! You also have the option to send your itinerary to our tailor made holiday partner.