West Side Coastal Path

Gead Gorm, Garenin, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AN


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This waymarked route crosses some stunning beaches as it winds its way between the townships on the west side of Lewis making best use of old pathways wherever possible. It is never far from a road end, so it can be easily cut short in poor weather, or split into shorter walks which can be easily fitted into a day of sightseeing. The West Side Circular bus route passes along the main road in both directions with frequent services around school times so you can easily get back to the start. Better still, park up first and take the bus to the start removing any doubt about missing a bus later in the day. Check the current timetables on line www.cne-siar.gov.uk/travel/ or pick up a copy at a local tourist information office.

[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.]

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West Side Coastal Path (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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