Beinn Mhòr and Hecla, South Uist

A rough, tough but magnificent hillwalk requiring good navigation. Beinn Mhòr has a spectacular summit ridge and the other two peaks also have great character as well as superlative views. The route can easily be shortened to include just Beinn Mhòr before returning the same way.


Short section of track, then rough pathless moorland, boggy in places. Narrow ridge on Beinn Mhòr has no difficulties. Navigation between the peaks could be difficult in poor visibility; there is a magnetic anomaly on Hecla.

Public Transport

Daily (not Sun) bus between Lochmaddy and Lochboisdale.


On A865 in centre of South Uist, just north of Loch Dobhrain. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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