Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

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Climbing to the top of this modest hill at 124 metres gives a fantastic 360 degree view of water, islands, beaches, and mountains. On a clear day St Kilda to west can be seen and Skye to the east.

Look for the sign 'Rueval Footpath' by the Council building just east of the crossroads on the A835.

The path starts as a stone track, soon passing over a cattle grid with a nice view of Ruabhal straight ahead. On reaching Loch Ba Una look for a faint track on the left marked by a tiny cairn which leads up the heathery moorland to the top.

Photographers Tip

Spectacular photographs are possible anytime of day looking north towards the mountains of North Uist across a maze of lochans, causeways and villages

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What's Nearby

  1. The Black-throated Diver is a Mallard sized water bird with a stout bill, and bold black…

    0.04 miles away
  2. A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an…

    0.57 miles away
  3. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

    0.8 miles away
  1. Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious…

    0.8 miles away
  2. Only owl species often seen in broad daylight

    0.8 miles away
  3. This sleek, elegant bird with a silvery body, slender wings and elongated tail streamers…

    1.15 miles away
  4. Benbecula War Memorial

    1.62 miles away
  5. 28th June 1746. Rossinish, Benbecula. The Prince finally escapes from Uist with Flora…

    2.51 miles away
  6. 26th April 1746. Prince Charles Edward Stuart sailed from Borradale, Loch nan Uamh, at…

    2.51 miles away
  7. Often encountered at the roadside during the morning and late evenings from May - July.

    2.52 miles away
  8. Jewellery designer and artist based on the isle of Benbecula.

    2.72 miles away
  9. Ruins of Teampull Chaluim Chille to the east of Balivanich.

    2.94 miles away
  10. MacGillivrays is a 3rd, entering the 4th, generation family business based in Balivanich…

    3.02 miles away
  11. Uist Wool runs a spinning Mill & Wool Centre that specialises in creating artisan yarns…

    3.03 miles away
  12. An iconic structure built in the early 1970s to service the RAF station in Balivanich.

    3.03 miles away
  13. Just a stones throw from the airport, this magnifient beach is well worth a visit and is…

    3.21 miles away
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