Heaval, from Castlebay

Heaval is the highest summit on the Isle of Barra, and forms a dramatic backdrop to Castlebay. The ascent is short but very steep and rewards with stunning views on a clear day.


Road approach, then very steep ascent on mostly grassy ground, damp in places.

Public Transport

Castlebay is served by ferries from Oban, and from Lochboisdale on South Uist. It is also the hub for buses on Barra.


Ferry terminal / bus stop, Castlebay. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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