Great Bernera Trail

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Great Bernera is the largest of many islands in Loch Roag off the shores of Lewis, connected to its larger neighbour by a road bridge since 1953. An exploration of the island on foot makes for a grand half day; the route follows faint and sometimes wet paths up the west side of the island to the magnificent beach at Bostadh before returning along the quiet minor road.


Waymarked route though no path for some sections, which can be very boggy. Return route is along minor road.

Public Transport

Bus to Breacleit, Great Bernera.


Car park at community centre, Breacleit. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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