Around the Butt of Lewis

Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XF


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Butt of Lewis lighthouse

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A few years ago the "Guinness Book of Records" claimed that the Butt of Lewis was the windiest spot in the United Kingdom. Other locations make similar claims, but being on the exposed north-west tip of Lewis with persistent battering from the Atlantic winds, this walk around the Butt of Lewis is certainly best left for a calmer and preferably sun-blessed day. Then you are more likely to feel at ease walking along the exposed cliff tops with the sea boiling below – and more willing to bide your time to take in the birdlife and ponder on the prehistory around you. The walk is circular starting and finishing at the playpark is ample parking.

Note this walk is NOT for windy days or vertigo sufferers!

For more information download a leaflet here.

Image: Rachel Keenan



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Butt of Lewis Walk (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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