Reinigeadal and Maraig from Urgha

Urgha, Isle Of Harris, Isle Of Harris, HS3 3BW

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This circular walk uses the old postman's path to Reinigeadal with it's spectacular descent of The Scriob (a series of zigzags), as a safe way down steep ground to reach Loch Trolamaraig where porpoises and divers can frequently be seen. The uninhabited Shiant Islands are visible out in The Minch with the Isle of Skye and mountains of the Scottish mainland beyond. Just after the abandoned village of Gearraidh Lotaigear, the route reaches the road near Reinigeadal - the last UK village to be reached by road in 1990 - and follows it back along a series of lochs to Eilean Anabaich with views down across the fjiord-like Loch Seaforth and into the uninhabited wilderness of the Pairc district of South East Lewis beyond. As the route turns to the west with Clisham - the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides at 799m - domiating the skyline, good footpaths are followed back to the start.

[This walk is described in detail and illustrated with Ordnance Survey map extracts in 'Walking on Harris and Lewis' by Richard Barrett, published by Cicerone Press 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, all images used here are copyright of the author.]

There is also a leaflet available to download for this walk:

Facilities

Mapping

  • OS Map - OS Explorer 456 or OS Landranger 14

Theme

  • Wildlife Walks - Possible sighting of eagles, divers and other birds. Frequent sightings of porpoises in Loch Trolamarig as well as mountain hare at higher ground.

Walk Type

  • Hill & Mountain walks

Map & Directions

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Opening Times

Reinigeadal Maraig Walk (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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