Ceapabhal, Taobh Tuath

A glance at any map will suggest that Ceapabhal would be an excellent viewpoint, and this short but very steep ascent rewards with stunning views along the beaches of Harris as well as out over a myriad of islands in the Sound.


Sandy track across the machair, then steep and strenuous ascent, pathless in the lower section.

Public Transport

Bus service from Tarbert or Leverburgh to Taobh Tuath.


Roadside parking at the road end at Taobh Tuath (Northton), NW of Temple Cafe. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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