See and Do


The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Vatersay Bay

Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to Barra by a causeway which was completed in 1991

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

Dun Cuier

A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Bagh Steinigidh

Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore,, marshes and sand dunes.

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near the Butt of Lewis

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

Crosbost

The peaceful crofting village of Crosbost is reached near the end of the B897 road that branches of the main Stornoway to Tarbet road at Liurbost.

Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)

Traigh Bhostadh is a sheltered shell sand beach at the north end of Great Bernera. The Iron Age House and Time and Tide Bell are both sited here, along with ample parking and toilets.

Rueval

This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point on Benbecula. Look out for the birds of prey as you climb this hill.

Luskentyre

The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

Sunrise at Loch Seaforth

Loch Seaforth Viewpoint looks out along the sea loch that is Loch Seaforth. The viewing is stunning, and worth a stop off. There is a carpark with picnic tables and it is one of the best viewpoints…

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

Bearsdaire

Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist and Harris

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

Loch Druidibeg

Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast graduually gives way to moorland and lochans.

Seilebost

Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

Traigh Iar

Traigh Noisaboist (Nisabost) is a spectacular west coast beach with extensive views across the Sound of Taransay.

A few ideas....

  1. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
  2. Northton temple harris
    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
  3. Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during filming Benbecula in 1980. Find out more about the story at Langass Woodland.
  4. Beach laning in Barra
    The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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  1. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Isle Of Lewis

    An Lanntair’s award winning building, designed by Nicoll Russell Studios, is inspired by its name, which means “the beacon” in Gaelic.

    Add 3.  An Lanntair to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Lochboisdale Harbour is a great base from which to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Outer Hebrides. Facilities available include: 52 sheltered berths, with lit walkways, access to power and water, shower block, disabled hoist, slipway

    Facilities

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

    Add Lochboisdale Harbour to your Itinerary

  4. South Uist: Wayfinder at Daliburgh
    South Uist: Kildonan beach
    South Uist: Track along machair
    South Uist: Hebridean Way walking route road signage
    South Uist: hills from the machair at Stoneybridge
    South Uist: Howmore church
    South Uist: Howmore chapel
    South Uist: Wayfinder at Daliburgh
    South Uist: Kildonan beach
    South Uist: Track along machair
    South Uist: Hebridean Way walking route road signage
    South Uist: hills from the machair at Stoneybridge
    South Uist: Howmore church
    South Uist: Howmore chapel

    Address

    Start: Daliburgh, South Uist, Finish: Howmore, South Uist

    Islands: 1 (South Uist)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 11.5 miles
    Route Time: 4 hours
    Grade: Easy

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section C: Daliburgh to Howmore to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit (Catherine) are brought to South Uist and boarded out with a families in Eriskay.

    They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist. It was in the days before…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Lochboisdale Pier to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Gibson Gardens, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2AG

    Isle Of Lewis

    A large (in island terms) social housing project for rent which fits an urban site where a school hostel had been located. Completed in 2012 by local architects Anderson Associates.

    Add 6. Gibson Gardens to your Itinerary

  7. 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
    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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    Start: Grimsay, Finish: Lochmaddy, North Uist

    Islands: 2 (Grimsay, North Uist)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section F: Grimsay to Lochmaddy to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Howmore, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    An excellent small area to see a good variety of machair flowers.

    Add Machair Flowers - Howmore to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DA

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway features in all three books. In particular, there are scene's in MacNeils, the Police Station, the Lews Castle and the Iolaire Monument.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - MacNeil's Bar and The Narrows to your Itinerary

  10. Harris: view of Seilebost from Hebridean Way
    Harris: scholars path
    Harris: Tarbert
    Harris: view of Seilebost from Hebridean Way
    Harris: scholars path
    Harris: Tarbert

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    Start: Seilebost, Harris, Finish: Tarbert, Harris

    Islands: 1 (Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 14.5 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate

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

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section I: Seilebost to Tarbert to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Coll, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0JP

    Telephone

    01851 820475

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    A working craft centre featuring a blacksmith, glass, ceramics and jewellery. Here you can browse our galleries, watch us work from our viewing area and have refreshments in our tearoom. Classes and workshops available in glass and ceramics. We have ample car parking space for cars and coaches and disabled access.

    Add Coll Pottery Craft Centre to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Ardroil, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EU

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson


    The glorious bay at Uig, south west Lewis, has many of Fin’s locations around it. Whistler lives at Ardroil as does Minto and the ancient little graveyard at Baile na Cille must be one of the most scenic in Britain.

    The Chessmen sees Fin in contact with his old friend Whistler. Whistler played in a band, whilst…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Whistler's House Ardroil to your Itinerary

  13. Stornoway Harbour from Lews Castle Grounds
    Mick Blunt
    Laxay - Harris hills
    Laxay
    View from Achmore
    Traffic on Pentland Road
    Pentland Road Sheiling
    Hebridean Way monolith in Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway
    Stornoway Harbour from Lews Castle Grounds
    Mick Blunt
    Laxay - Harris hills
    Laxay
    View from Achmore
    Traffic on Pentland Road
    Pentland Road Sheiling
    Hebridean Way monolith in Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway

    Address

    Start: Balallan, Finish: Woodlands Centre, Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway

    Islands: 1 (Lewis)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 17.5 miles
    Route Time: 6 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section L: Balallan to Stornoway to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Barvas Moor, Barvas, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0QY

    Barvas, Isle Of Lewis

    In The Blackhouse, this sheiling on the Barvas moor, marks place where Fin's parents' car left the road as they drove home from a dance in Stornoway. The car crash was fatal and as a result the young Fin went to stay with his aunt.

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Barvas Moor Shieling to your Itinerary

  15. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XS

    Isle Of Barra

    A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak. Scan the ridges for golden eagles and white-tailed eagle and keep an eye out for melin darting across the moor

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Craigston to your Itinerary

  16. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

    Address

    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    Add Golden Eagle - Kildonan Glen to your Itinerary

  17. Cyclist at Sollas Cottage, Noorth Uist
    Cycling in the rain
    North Uist beach
    North Uist Cycling - Hills - Newton
    N Uist Cycling - Hils - Newton
    Berneray beach
    Bikes at hostel
    Cyclist at Sollas Cottage, Noorth Uist
    Cycling in the rain
    North Uist beach
    North Uist Cycling - Hills - Newton
    N Uist Cycling - Hils - Newton
    Berneray beach
    Bikes at hostel

    Address

    Clachan, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HD

    Islands: 2 (North Uist and Berneray)
    Causeways:1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 27 miles
    Route Time: 4.5 hours
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Cycling Route Section C: Clachan (North Uist) to Berneray to your Itinerary

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