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

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!

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

Ard Feinis

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

Loch Crabhadal

Loch Crabhadal (Cravadal) is a wild, remote and spectacular area of North Harris.

Traigh Mhor

The Traigh Mhor is a mile long sandy beach at North Tolsta in the unspoilt north east part of the Isle of Lewis

Traigh Eais

Traigh Eais is sandy beach over a mile long, bordered on the east side by a extensive area of sand dunes.

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

Dail Mhor (Dalmore) is a long sandy beach with sea stacks, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isle of Lewis

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

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 Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis

Traigh Mhor

This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low tide!

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

Traigh Dail Beag (Dalbeg) is a lovely small bay and beach on the west side of Lewis.

St Kilda

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

Bagh Mor

The Island of Grimsay is made up of tidal sands, sea lochs, small islands and islets, and is situated between Benbecula and North Uist.

St Clement's Church

St Clements Church is situated in the village of Rodel, South Harris. Construction started around 1520 by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris.

Traigh Seilebost

Traigh Seilebost is a beautiful sandy beach on the south side of Traigh Luskentyre.

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.

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

Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July 1745, from the french ship "Du Teillay"

Loch Bee

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

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. Address

    Eoropie, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XH

    Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1862 by David and Thomas Stevenson. Made from red brick, which was unusual for Scottish lighthouses, it is 37 metres high and has 168 steps to the top. Spray flies over the top of it in winter storms.

    Add 7. Butt of Lewis Lighthouse to your Itinerary

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    Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Seals are often found "bottling" just off the rocks to the south and west.

    Add Grey Seal - Ardivachar to your Itinerary

  3. Address

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

    Length: 28km / 17.5 miles
    Grade: Moderate

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

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    Start: Lochmaddy, North Uist, Finish: Berneray or Leverburgh, Harris

    Length: 18km / 10 miles
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Section G: Walking the Hebridean Way - Lochmaddy to Berneray or Leverburgh to your Itinerary

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    Start: Lochmaddy, North Uist, Finish: Berneray or Leverburgh, Harris

    Length: 18km / 10 miles
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section G: Lochmaddy to Berneray Walking to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NB

    Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis

    A Stornoway landmark, built in 1878. Martin’s Memorial Church was designed by RA Bryden.

    Add 4. Martin’s Memorial Church to your Itinerary

  7. 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

  8. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell

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    Polochar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TU

    South Uist

    Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    Add Bottlenose Dolphin - Polochar to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Grimsay, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HY

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    0845 6007090

    Isle Of North Uist

    Kallin harbour is on the East side of Grimsay, part of the chain of islands that make up the Uists.

    Add Kallin Harbour to your Itinerary

  10. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    © James Smith
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Long - eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    © James Smith
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Long - eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Stilligarry, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RS

    Isle Of South Uist

    This location is on the shore of a large fresh water loch surrounded by moorland with views south over Beinn Mhor, the highest peak in the Uists. Both species of eagle, hen harrier, merlin and short-eared owl are regularly seen here.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Druidibeg to your Itinerary

  11. Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
    © Tommy Macdonald
    Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
    © Tommy Macdonald

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    Ben Mor, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    22nd June 1746. Neil leads the Prince northwards where they shelter somewhere on Ben Mor. Later Neil is sent to Benbecula to find out how Flora is getting on with the escape plan.

    Add Location L - Ben Mhor: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Nunton, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    27th April 1746. The Captain of Clanranald at Nunton House hears news of the Prince's arrival in Benbecula. Also present are Neil MacEachen who was to become the Prince's most trusted companion and the Rev John MacAulay who has betrayal in mind.

    Add Location C - Nunton House: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Esplanade Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

    Telephone

    01851 702688

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis


    Stornoway is situated 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland it is the main seaport of the Hebridean Island chain and provides a vital link to mainland Britain.

    This lively bustling town has everything you would expect of a modern Commercial Port as well as including one of the leading slipway facilities on the West Coast and islands. A…

    Add Stornoway Marina to your Itinerary

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    Borve, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HT

    Isle of Harris

    Inspired by Scottish coastal Iron Age buildings. Designed by Stuart Bagshaw (Private residence, please view from the road)

    Add 16. The Broch House to your Itinerary

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    Start: Scaladale, Harris, Finish: Balallan, Lewis

    Length: 21km / 13 miles
    Grade: Moderate
    ***Please check the advisory on this section***

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section K: Scaladale to Balallan to your Itinerary

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    Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AA

    Isle of Lewis

    A broch is an iron-aged drystone hollow-walled structure found only in Scotland. Dun Carloway, was likely built in 1st Century AD.

    Add 10. Dun Carloway to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Berneray, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BD

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of North Uist

    Berneray is in the Sound of Harris and has shallow approaches. It needs good visibility and good weather to be entered.

    Add Berneray Harbour to your Itinerary

  18. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell

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    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

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