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.
The Hut of the Shaddows by artist Chris Drury forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.
Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws.
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas,…
A former inn with detached stable/storehouse, built on the site of an old salt house.
The Uist Sculpture Trail runs through Uist and Benbecula, providing a series of seven…
The Mosaic Mackerel sculpture by Rosalind Waites forms part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.
Refered to as a 'flying barn door' due to its sheer size and bulk.
The gardens and surrounding moorland often hold the odd bird during the spring and summer…
The long, broad wings and longish tail create a different flight silhouette than the…
Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.
Pairs often visit the sea loch to feed.
There is a walking trail through the woodland where you can enjoy trees and wildlife.
The red deer is the fourth largest deer species behind moose, elk (wapiti), and sambar…
Barpa Langais is a neolithic chambered cairn or tomb.
Pobull is a stone circle situated on the south side of Ben Langass.