Hebridean Way Walking Route Section D: Howmore to Liniclate

Start: Howmore, South Uist, Finish: Liniclate, Benbecula

Type:Hebridean Way Walking Route

Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
  • Benbecula: running along Liniclate machair on Hebridean Way
  • South Uist: Signs at Loch Druidibeg
  • South Uist: wild ponies at Loch Skipport
  • South Uist: Caisteal Bhagream
  • South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg
  • South Uist: route from Drimisdale to Loch Druidibeg

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**Note the Diversion on this part of the route**

Height Climbed: 111m / 366ft

Height Descended: 113m / 372ft

Terrain: 6.5 miles on good paths or tracks; 2.5 miles on rough, pathless moorland, 5 miles on tarmac roads, mostly quiet single track; 2 miles on pavement from Creagorry to Liniclate.

After two days of magical walking along the beaches of South Uist, now it is time to sample the island’s wilder east coast.

The Ordnance Survey map of this area looks alarming – a water-logged world of impassable lochs and bogs. Fear not, however, for considerable stretches of good new path and some spectacular bridges lead you through a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Ruined duns (ancient castles) sit on tiny islands in freshwater lochs, the South Uist hills reflecting on the blue waters. Where the paths disappear plentiful wooden marker posts guide you on a dry(ish) route over the wet ground. This is wild and lonely country where there is more wildlife than humans. Look out for golden eagles soaring overhead and listen for the plaintive three note call of the greenshank.

The day ends by crossing the causeway onto the island of Benbecula, where several shops, plentiful accommodation and even two hotels bring you back to civilisation.



  • By Walking
  • Route Information - Route Status - Main
  • Route Information - Terrain - Waymarked moorland. Tracks. Road.

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What's Nearby

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    0.1 miles away
  2. Cnoc Soilleir – Coming soon to Daliburgh South Uist. A new development by Ceòlas Ubhist…

    0.16 miles away
  3. Liniclate beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from the village of…

    0.29 miles away
  1. Borve Castle stood three storeys high. Now in ruins you can still see the five foot deep…

    0.69 miles away
  2. The Great Yellow Bumblebee is a large bee with a yellow or brownish yellow body with a…

    0.97 miles away
  3. Scan this freshwater loch from the roadside

    1.14 miles away
  4. Often encountered at the roadside during the morning and late evenings from May - July.

    1.17 miles away
  5. Benbecula War Memorial

    1.82 miles away
  6. 23rd June 1746. Neil is arrested by the militia at the South Ford. He finds that Flora…

    1.91 miles away
  7. This small bay holds Eiders throughout the year.

    2.14 miles away
  8. 27th April 1746. The Captain of Clanranald at Nunton House hears news of the Prince's…

    2.52 miles away
  9. The current steading was built in the early 1700’s; originally the site was part of a…

    2.58 miles away
  10. Teampull Mhoire

    Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

    2.6 miles away
  11. Culla bay beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from Nunton or Aird.

    2.66 miles away
  12. Cladh Mhuire, the burial ground for the Benbecula community, is the only site associated…

    2.68 miles away
  13. Long Tailed Duck - Culla Bay

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    2.73 miles away
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