East Coast of Lewis Geotourist Audio Tour

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Traigh Mhor, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
  • Traigh Mhor, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
  • Tiumpan Head, Point, Isle of Lewis
  • Pairc Deer Raiders Monument, Balallan, Isle of Lewis

About

EAST COAST OF LEWIS GEOTOURIST AUDIO TOUR 

The tour will take you on a journey through the lesser known but stunning eastern side of the Isle of Lewis taking in Tolsta, Broad Bay, Sandwick, Point and Lochs.

You will learn about the fascinating history of these areas, experience some breath-taking white shell sandy beaches, have great wildlife watching opportunities and visit vibrant local community hubs where Gaelic is widely spoken.

We recommend taking the tour over a few days. Perhaps try Tolsta and Broadbay on day 1 (this includes Locations 1 – 6), Sandwick and Point on Day 2 (Location points 7 - 15) and Day 3 to Lochs (locations 16 – 20).

Click on the Map below to see the route and nearby attractions and places to eat and drink.

Listen to the audio tour here and enjoy! 

Map & Directions

Route Waypoints
  1. 1. The Bridge to Nowhere
  2. 2. Caisteal a' Mhorair at Garry Beach
  3. 3. Traigh Mhòr
  4. 4. Tràigh Griais
  5. 5. Gress Raiders Monument
  6. 6. Tràigh Chuil (Coll Beach)
  7. 7. Iolaire Monument. Turn right and drive to end of the road and you can park up and walk to the monument.
  8. 8. The Braighe
  9. 9. Eaglais na h-Aoidhe 10. Aignish Farm Raiders Monument
  10. 11. Aros an Rubha
  11. 12. Garrabost Mill (currently closed for refurbishment)
  12. 13. Bayble beach. Turn to right and at the end of the road is Bayble Beach
  13. 14. Dursainean Chambered Cairn
  14. 15. Tiumpan Head Lighthouse Car park.
  15. 16. Kinloch Historical Society
  16. 17. Pairc Deer Raiders Monument
  17. 18. Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument
  18. 19. Ravenspoint Centre
  19. 20. Stemreway. Once over the cattle grid in Orinsay (Orasaigh), park your vehicle considerately and climb the wooden steps up the hill side and through a kissing gate to the first marker post that will lead you to Stemreway.

Route Time -

Distance -

62.14 miles

Grade -

Easy

Route Type -

Drive

Along This Route

  1. The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would link Tolsta to…

  2. A working craft centre featuring a blacksmith, glass, ceramics and jewellery. Here you…

  3. Established in Lewis in 2021, Open Studio events have proved to be a great success each…

  1. Ivor M Mackay is a Lewisman and artist and a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art.…

  2. Busy home studio to Stornoway artist, Seonaid Clarke, where she enjoys creating detailed…

  3. The largest arts facility in the Outer Hebrides and comprises a gallery, performance…

  4. Built in 1847, by Sir James Matheson, following his purchase of the Isle of Lewis.

  5. The Weaving Shed; an independent studio shop and Harris Tweed weaving shed. Stocking…

  6. Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir is an introduction to the unique world of HARRIS TWEED, the…

  7. We’re an independent Graphic Design studio based in Stornoway. We specialise in branding…

  8. The Lady Matheson Monument was erected by Lady Matheson in memory of her husband, Sir…

  9. Great walks, cylce paths, mountain bike trail and scenery overlooking Stornoway Harbour.

  10. Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert,…

  11. The Ravenspoint Centre Museum also has an archive and exhibition to allow you to discover…

  12. Stop off at Fiona’s art gallery to enjoy her original style of painting, see her studio…

  13. Built in 1994, the Pairc Land Raiders monument is dedicated to the memory of the people…

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Along This Route

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  2. This communal burial tomb would have been an important highly visible monument of the…

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