Things to Do

Island Highlights

Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section B: Daliburgh (South Uist) to Clachan (North Uist)

This first section includes 4 islands - Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay and part of South Uist, 2 causeways and a ferry crossing.

Macleod Standing Stone (Clach Macleoid)

Standing stone overlooking the beach near the village of Horgabost .

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

© Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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.

The Deserted Village of Stiomrabhaigh (Stemreway)

A short walk of 4km (2 miles) across rough ground to an abandoned village on the north shore of Loch Sealg - allow 2 hours.

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…

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

Stilligarry Beach and Machair

Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair. Access can be gained from the village of Stilligarry.

Polochar Beach

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.

Berneray West Beach - Esther Sinmiraranadie

A truly stunning beach and was voted in 2021 as no. 3 in Lonely Planet's Top 20 Best beaches in Europe! It is easily accessible through the village of Borve.

Stornoway Harbour

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

Beinn Ghainche

Ben Ghainche is a small hill situated at the north end of the beach at Bearsdaire

North Uist War Memorial

First World War memorial.

Our Lady of the Isles

Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer. Erected in 1957 on the west slope of Reuval overlooking the sea, it is a fantastic viewpoint.

Ceolas

A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

Am Baile Beach

The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am Politician.

Cleit Beach

A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore at the far end.

Arinaban Woodland

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…

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Scolpaig

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

Mosiac Mackerel

The Mosaic Mackerel sculpture by Rosalind Waites forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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    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.

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    Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

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

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    Baleshare, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HG

    Isle Of North Uist

    Balleshare beach is easily accessed from the village of Baleshare.

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    New Tolsta, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NF

    Isle of Lewis

    The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

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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.

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    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.

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    Cuidhsiadar, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Isle of Lewis

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

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  8. Address

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

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    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.

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  9. Airport beach in Balivanich, Benbecula

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    Balivanich, ISLE OF BENBECULA, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    ISLE OF BENBECULA

    Just a stones throw from the airport, this magnifient beach is well worth a visit and is easily acccessed by a small road before you get to Benbecula Aiport. 

    The beach is a haven for wildlife such as ground nesting waders including the oystercatcher, lapwing, dunlin, ring plover, redshank and the snipe that return here to nest each year.…

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    Gress, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LQ

    Isle Of Lewis

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    A stunning beach on the north east side of Lewis for a relaxing walk full of wildlife.

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    Stoneybridge, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SD

    Isle Of South Uist

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

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    Barra, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

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    Cleit, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XX

    Isle of Barra

    A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore at the far end.

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    St Kilda, St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

    St Kilda

    Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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    West Gerinish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RW

    Isle Of South Uist

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

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    Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EU

    Isle of Lewis

    Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

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    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. 

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    Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point on Benbecula. Look out for the birds of prey as you climb this hill.

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