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Outer Hebrides walks


Outer Hebrides


The Outer Hebrides - also known as the Western Isles - are a 130-mile long island chain on the northwestern fringe of the UK. The main islands are Lewis and Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra, but there are also scores of smaller islands. Nearly all offer superb walking in an unrivalled setting.

Magnificent beaches with perfect white sand, usually deserted, stretch for mile upon mile on their western coastlines. The islands also offer a unique culture, being the stronghold of the Gaelic language, and superb wildlife. Harris has a range of unfrequented but spectacular mountains whilst Lewis, South Uist, and to a lesser extent some of the other islands, all offer fine hillwalking. Yet another attraction are the archaelogical remains found throughout the islands - a treasure trove of prehistory.

Our walks cater for all tastes from easy family rambles, through cross-country hikes to ascents of mighty Munro summits. The site also features an extensive accommodation directory, including hotels and self catering cottages.

Map of the Outer Hebrides derived from SVG map of Scotland by Eric Gaba; licenced under CCSA.


Isle of Lewis Isle of Harris Barra and Vatersay North Uist and Berneray South Uist, Benbecula, Eriskay South Uist, Benbecula, Eriskay

Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.