Hebridean Way Walking Route Section F: Grimsay to Lochmaddy

Start: Grimsay, Finish: Lochmaddy, North Uist

Type:Hebridean Way Walking Route

North Uist: Langass Woods runners
  • North Uist: Langass Woods runners
  • Grimsay: causeway
  • Grimsay: boat on the loch
  • North Uist: Loch Carabhat
  • North Uist - path near Locheport
  • North Uist: runners near Langass
  • North Uist: Langass runners

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Height Climbed: 246m / 806ft

Height Descended: 249m / 818ft

Terrain: 3 miles on paths of varying quality; 2 miles of pathless moorland; 8 miles on tarmac roads, half of which is traffic free.

A glance at a map of North Uist shows more water than land, which can make walking here something of a challenge. Despite having a fair percentage of road walking this is still a fine part of the Hebridean Way, with the route threading a cunning line around a couple of small hills and through the island’s remarkable semi-submerged landscape.

The day starts off with some gentle road walking over another causeway, this time linking Grimsay to North Uist. Before long, the route heads out into the wild country south of Locheport, a magnificent, fjord-like sea loch that almost cuts North Uist in two. Passing a stone circle and an ancient burial mound, the route then mostly follows an old road, which provides a pleasant, traffic free alternative to the nearby main road.

The day ends in Lochmaddy, probably the most attractive village in the Outer Hebrides, where hotels, B&Bs and refreshments await.

The distances and timings above do not include any extra distance you may need to reach your accommodation for the night. For route instructions and a map of this section.



  • By Walking
  • Route Information - Route Status - Main
  • Route Information - Terrain - Paths. Moorland. Roads.

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What's Nearby

  1. The Hut of the Shaddows by artist Chris Drury forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

    0.6 miles away
  2. Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws.

    0.75 miles away
  1. Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas,…

    0.79 miles away
  2. A former inn with detached stable/storehouse, built on the site of an old salt house.

    0.79 miles away
  3. The Uist Sculpture Trail runs through Uist and Benbecula, providing a series of seven…

    0.79 miles away
  4. The Mosaic Mackerel sculpture by Rosalind Waites forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

    0.8 miles away
  5. Refered to as a 'flying barn door' due to its sheer size and bulk.

    0.93 miles away
  6. The gardens and surrounding moorland often hold the odd bird during the spring and summer…

    0.93 miles away
  7. The long, broad wings and longish tail create a different flight silhouette than the…

    0.93 miles away
  8. Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.

    0.93 miles away
  9. Pairs often visit the sea loch to feed.

    0.93 miles away
  10. There is a walking trail through the woodland where you can enjoy trees and wildlife.

    4.66 miles away
  11. The red deer is the fourth largest deer species behind moose, elk (wapiti), and sambar…

    4.76 miles away
  12. Barpa Langais is a neolithic chambered cairn or tomb.

    4.76 miles away
  13. Pobull is a stone circle situated on the south side of Ben Langass.

    4.89 miles away
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