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Island Highlights

Cuidhsiadar Shielings and Beach

A small group of well-used and maintained shielings with a track along a ravine to a small beach.

Cleit Ard

A short walk of 6km (4 miles) to a modest summit that provides stunning views of the Harris Hills and down into Loch Seaforth - 1-2 hours.

Cyclist passing beach in Harris

This loop around South Harris is a perfect way to discover the fascinating rocky bays and inlets of the east coast of Harris, followed by a journey past some of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches…

Daliburgh Machair & Beach

Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beaches and machair.

© James Smith

Follow this fantastic walk and take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Moderate Walk. Aprrox 12 Kilometres/7.5 miles. Allow 6 hours.

Vatersay Bay

Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to Barra by a causeway which was completed in 1991

Beach and Machair at Kilpheder

Along the west coast of UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beaches.

Stoneybridge Beach and Machair

Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair.

Scolpaig

Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

Rarnish Walk

This is an good short walk, roughly about 2 miles there and back. It is where Bonnie Prince Charlie, returning from a failed escape bid from Stornoway, hid in a little hut.

Stulaval Walk

This walk has been written by a regular visitor to these islands, Martin Margulies. The articles first appeared in Am Paipear, and extracts are reproduced here with his permission. In 2011, the walks…

Eagle Walk

A short walk up 2km of gravelled track to the North Harris Eagle Observatory, which is consider to be the best location for viewing these magnificent birds - allow 30 minutes each way for the walk.

Benbecula War Memorial

Benbecula War Memorial

Skinny Tyres Ltd

Skinny Tyres provide unrivalled and expert support for your road cycling adventure in the Outer Hebrides. Our fully customised vans & expert team of guides means you can be confident that we will…

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Northton Temple

A short and pleasant walk of 5km (3 miles) over the machair to the Temple - a ruined chapel - with sandy beaches and views out to the islands in the Sound of Harris - 1- 2 hours

Hercules - The Bear

Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during filming Benbecula in 1980. Find out more about the story at Langass Woodland.

Cromore and Calbost

This excellent cycling route follows quiet single-track roads that thread their way through the hills and lochs of South Lochs. You will meet little traffic so there will be plenty of time to enjoy…

Barvas and Brue Walking Route

A short walk along a waymarked route. About 5.5 miles/9Km around the coast.

Callanish Visitor Centre

The Calanais Visitor Centre is the Visitor Centre for the Callanish Standing Stones. The Centre has a small gift shop, cafe and interpretation centre for the 'Story of the Stones'.

Shawbost Beach

A horseshoe beach with sand, good birdwatching and safe swimming. There are two access roads to the beach.

Shoreline Stoneware

Inspired by the Atlantic coastline, Shoreline Stoneware draws inspiration from its unique Hebridean environment. Beautiful hand-crafted pieces, capture the essence of the Hebrides, reflecting the…

Skeudale Horseshoe

A circular walk of 16km (10 miles) along a high ridge with excellent views in all directions - well worth the effort involved in the steep ascent - 6-7 hours.

Drimisdale Beach and Machair

Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair.

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  1. Address

    22a Crossbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NP

    Telephone

    07833 335186

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    The Weaving Shed; an independent studio shop and Harris Tweed weaving shed. Stocking Harris Tweed fabric, clothing, bags and accessories, plus original artwork and jewellery crafted from seashore finds.

    Add Crossbost Harris Tweed and Western Isles Designs to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Lews Castle Grounds, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Telephone

    01851 822746

    Isle Of Lewis

    Awards

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    The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

    Add Lews Castle Museum and Archive for the Outer Hebrides to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Eoligarry, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YD

    Telephone

    01871 890212

    Isle Of Barra

    Barra airport, famous for its beach landings.

    Add Traigh Mhor Beach - Barra Airport to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Morsgail, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9JH

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis

    In "The Chessmen", Fin and Whistler come across a disappearing loch which burst its banks and drained overnight revealing a small plane at the bottom of what would have been the loch.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Beehive Dwellings and Disappearing Loch to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

    Vatersay

    The Annie Jane Monument marks one of the most tragic events in the history of Vatersay, and one of the worst disasters in maritime history anywhere in the world. The monument looks over Bagh Siar, where in 1843, 348 men, women, and children perished when the brig Annie Jane ran aground in a storm.

    Add Annie Jane Monument to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    A wonderful plantation where a mixture of trees have been planted and footpaths created. The woodland is located at the end of the road at North Locheynort and there are picnic tables and seats at stunning points along the walk. 

    Add Arinaban Woodland to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Maraig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AG

    Isle Of Harris

    Undoubtedly the finest mountain walk in the Outer Hebrides. It is challenging with short stretches of scrambling and although only 14km will take 6-7 hours. It starts and finishes on the main A859 road near Scaladal.

    Add Clisham Horseshoe to your Itinerary

  8. Seaforth Head
    Museum interior
    Seaforth Head
    Museum interior

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    Community Hub, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Telephone

    01851 830778

    Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

    Add Kinloch Historical Society to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Frobost, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RX

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair. Acces can be gained at Frobost.

    Add Frobost Beach and Machair to your Itinerary

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    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway with its population of about 6000 is the main port and administrative centre on the Isle of Lewis.

    Add Stornoway Harbour to your Itinerary

  11. Sunrise at Loch Seaforth

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    Loch Seaforth Viewpoint looks out along the sea loch that is Loch Seaforth. The viewing is stunning, and worth a stop off. There is a carpark with picnic tables and it is one of the best viewpoints in Lewis and Harris  

     

     

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    West Kilbride, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TT

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair. There is easy access to this beach at Polachar.

    Add Polochar Beach to your Itinerary

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    Crosbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    The peaceful crofting village of Crosbost is reached near the end of the B897 road that branches of the main Stornoway to Tarbet road at Liurbost.

    Add Crosbost to your Itinerary

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    Garrynamonie, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TX

    Isle Of South Uist

    The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    Add Garrynamonie Machair & Beach to your Itinerary

  15.  © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
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     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
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     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

    Address

    Glean Meavaig, Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Telephone

    01859 502222

    Isle Of Harris

    With some of the highest densities of breeding golden eagles in all of Europe, North Harris provides one of the best opportunities in Scotland for viewing this iconic species.

    Add North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    Bayble, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0QD

    Isle of Lewis

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    This small beach on the peninsula of Point in Lewis is a lovely place to unwind with a sunset walk on the sand, or with a morning dip in the sea, where you’ll have picturesque views of the mainland mountains and Bayble Island ahead of you.

    Add Bayble Beach to your Itinerary

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    Lemreway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Lemreway is a small crofting and fishing village on the shores of Loach Sealg in the South Lochs area of Lewis.

    Add Lemreway to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Shawbost, Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9BJ

    Isle of Lewis

    A horseshoe beach with sand, good birdwatching and safe swimming. There are two access roads to the beach.

    Add Shawbost Beach to your Itinerary

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