Mealaisbhal from Breanais, Uig

Mealaisbhal is the highest of the Uig hills and the highest summit on Lewis. Its position on the western edge of the island - overlooking Uig Sands, the rocky neighbouring hills and a vast sweep of ocean - make it an unforgettable viewpoint. The ascent is pathless and boggy, most easily accomplished from the west as described here; the route can be extended to a rugged mountain day by continuing over the neighbouring hills.


Rough track, then pathless. Peat bog followed by steady ascent with boulders at summit.

Public Transport

Infrequent bus from Stornoway - not possible to reach and return in a day.


Block house at north end of Breanais. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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