Outer Hebrides

Description

Island group in the Norht Atlantic, off the west coast of Scotland: Lewis and Harris, South Uist, North Uist, Benbecula, Barra, Scalpay, Great Bernera, Grimsay, Berneray, Eriskay, Vatersay. 

The islands are very diverse in character. Lewis is flat, Harris is mountainous, Uist is flat again. It's a birders paradise. Long continuous trails are missing. But on the other hand the islands are relatively isolated to the main car driven tourist industry. Backpacking and hopping from one island to the other is a good idea.

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 4. in United Kingdom
  • Henk Nouws May 1993
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Almost no motorists. Special atmosphere. Very welcoming, great pubs. Beautiful beaches. Rich in birdlife. Wild mountain scenery on Harris. I love these islands.
  • Negative Difficult to find suitable paths.
  • Joke ter Weele May 1993
  • Rate 8
  • Positive The 'edge of Europe' feel, and all the seabirds
  • Negative Rain
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Skye Trail
  • This guidebook describes The Skye Trail, a challenging week-long trek across the largest island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Skye. From Rubha Hunish in the north, the Skye Trail heads along the Trotternish Ridge and past the Cuillin to Broadford in the south. Suitable for experienced backpackers and mountain walkers. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Skye Trail
  • This guidebook describes the challenging 80-mile (128km) Skye Trail, a week-long trek across the magical Isle of Skye, the largest island in Scotland`s Inner Hebrides. As yet unwaymarked, the route demands navigational skill, fitness and self-reliance and is therefore suitable for experienced backpackers and mountain walkers. The trail is... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids The Skye Trail | Cicerone
  • This guidebook describes the challenging 80-mile (128km) Skye Trail, a week-long trek across the magical Isle of Skye, the largest island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. As yet unwaymarked, the route demands navigational skill, fitness and self-reliance and is therefore suitable for experienced backpackers and mountain walkers. The trail is... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen
  • The guidebook describes walking routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains). From Ardgour to Cape Wrath including Knoydart, Applecross and Torridon, as well as Mull, Rum, Harris and Skye. For walkers who want interesting routes up these spectacular and lesser-known hills. Part of a 2-volume set. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen
  • The guidebook describes walking routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains). From Ardgour to Cape Wrath including Knoydart, Applecross and Torridon, as well as Mull, Rum, Harris and Skye. For walkers who want interesting routes up these spectacular and lesser-known hills. Part of a two-volume set. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Hebridean Way
  • Guidebook to walking the Hebridean Way, a 155 mile (247km) walking route along the length of the Outer Hebrides. From the island of Vatersay to Stornoway on Lewis, the waymarked route can be walked in 8 to 13 days and crosses a variety of terrain including shell beaches, rugged hills and wild moor. Also includes an extension to the Butt of Lewis. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The Hebridean Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van de Hebridean Way, waarbij naast alle noodzakelijke informatie ook gebruik gemaakt wordt van de echte topografische kaart. Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Uist and Barra
  • A guidebook to walking on the Uists and Barra, in the Outer Hebrides - with 40 graded day walks on Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay and Mingulay. Routes range from easy beach walks to mountainous excursions and explore rugged hills, awesome sea cliffs, moorland and lochs. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Uist and Barra Walking
  • Walking on Uist and Barra hiking guide from Cicerone Press with a variety of day walks on North and South Uist, Benbecula, Barra, Eriskay, Mingulay and Vatersay, all highlighted on extracts from the Ordnance Survey Landranger series.Recommended walks range from 3km to 17km and cover all kinds of the terrain from machair and sandy coast to more... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Uist and Barra
  • A guidebook to walking on the Uists and Barra, in the Outer Hebrides - with 40 graded day walks on Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay and Mingulay. Routes range from easy beach walks to mountainous excursions and explore rugged hills, awesome sea cliffs, moorland and lochs. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Walking on Uist and Barra - Schotland | Cicerone
  • This guide offers 40 varied and graded walking routes on the unique 100km cluster of islands that make up Uist and Barra. From short, flat beach walks beside crystal clear waters to long excursions across wild mountainous terrain, the routes visit all the major islands from Berneray to Vatersay but also those smaller and offshore such as... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Isle of Mull
  • Guidebook describing over 40 walking routes on Scotland's beautiful Isle of Mull, as well as neighbouring Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid. Walks range from 2 to 16 miles and from short circuits to demanding mountain traverses, but without technical difficulties. The Isle of Mull is wild, rugged and great for wildlife spotting. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Isle of Mull: Mull, Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid
  • A comprehensive walking guide to the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. Mull is easily accessible from Oban on the west coast of Scotland. The 47 routes described in this book range all over Mull and also onto Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid, and walks range from 3 to 26km (2 to 16 miles) long and from short circuits to demanding mountain... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Isle of Mull | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied in Schotland. Met goede topografische deelkaarten. Guidebook describing over 40 walking routes on Scotland's beautiful Isle of Mull, as well as neighbouring Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid. Walks range from 2 to 16 miles and from short circuits to demanding mountain traverses, but without... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Hebrides
  • Inspirational guidebook to 50 varied walking and backpacking routes in the Hebrides, featuring classics such as the Skye Cuillin and the Paps of Jura, but also many lesser-known routes on Jura, Scarba, Islay, Colonsay, Rum, Eigg, Canna, Muck, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Skye, Raasay, Harris, Lewis, Berneray, North Uist, South Uist, Barra and St Kilda. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Hebrides: 50 Walking and Backpacking Routes
  • Inspirational guidebook to walking in Scotland`s Hebrides islands. 50 adventurous walks on well-known and remote islands; from Syke, Mull, Rum, the Uists and Barra, Ulva, Iona, Eigg and Muck and more besides. Most of the walks provide a full day for experienced walkers, with a few multi-day adventures as well as some shorter routes.The terrain... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The Hebrides - De Hebriden Schotland | Cicerone
  • This inspirational guide offers 50 varied hiking and backpacking routes on the Scottish Hebrides islands, set out in a large guidebook to be savoured. The hikes highlight all the very best landscapes and scenery to be found on the spectacular islands of the Hebrides, a wonderland for adventurous walkers to return to time and time again.... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Harris and Lewis
  • Guidebook to 30 day walks on the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Walks range from 2 to 14 miles; combining all-day routes in the high hills to short, lower-level walks that visit the world-famous heritage sites. Routes include the An Cliseam horseshoe, the stone circles of Calanais and Butt of Lewis lighthouse. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Harris & Lewis Walking - 2nd ed.
  • Walking on Harris and Lewis by Richard Barrett features 30 routes of between 4km and 22km on these Outer Hebrides islands, which are viewed by many as one of the last remaining refuges for walkers looking for spectacular yet non-tourist trail locations. There are few mapped footpaths on the islands, but Cicerone’s Walking on Harris and Lewis... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking on Harris and Lewis
  • Guidebook to 30 day walks on the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Walks range from 4 to 22km; combining all-day routes in the high hills to short, lower-level walks that visit the world-famous heritage sites. Routes include the An Cliseam horseshoe, the stone circles of Calanais and Butt of Lewis lighthouse. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland
  • The guidebook covers 30 multi-day backpacking routes in northern Scotland's highlands and islands. Routes take walkers along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, and across mountain ridges from northern Skye to Glen Affric. Routes of 2, 3 and 5 days. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Backpacker`s Britain Vol 3: Northern Scotland
  • Graham Uney’s Cicerone guide to Backpacker’s Britain - Northern Scotland is the 3rd volume of the series and covers some of the best backpacking routes through the region. The routes include journeys along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart and across mountain ridge from the northern tip of Skye to... Read more
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United Kingdom
2010
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • An Illustrated Country Year: Nature Uncovered Month by Month
  • An Illustrated Country Year - Nature uncovered month by month is perfect for nature lovers and everyone who enjoys spending time in the countryside. Dip into it at any time of year, especially before a walk or after day trips, and discover something new about the natural world. Informative and entertaining sections will enlighten you on the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • West Cork Walks
  • Updated edition with a brand-new walk Experience the rugged wildness of Ireland`s most southerly, and often considered most beautiful region, in the company of an expert naturalist. Walking in West Cork offers an incredible variety of choice - mountainous peaks, rolling heaths, forested valleys, pristine lakes and sandy beaches - the choice is... Read more
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United Kingdom
2009
  • West Cork Walks
  • Updated edition with a brand-new walk Experience the rugged wildness of Ireland's most southerly, and often considered most beautiful region, in the company of an expert naturalist. Walking in West Cork offers an incredible variety of choice - mountainous peaks, rolling heaths, forested valleys, pristine lakes and sandy beaches - the choice is... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids West Cork Walks | O'Brien Press
  • Wandelgids met beschrijvingen van 10 wandelroutes in West Cork, met achtergrond en natuur informatie en handgetekende kaarten. Updated edition with a brand-new walk Experience the rugged wildness of Ireland's most southerly, and often considered most beautiful region, in the company of an expert naturalist. Walking in West Cork offers an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bus-Pass Britain - A Celebration of 60 Great British Bus Routes Bradt Guide
  • This new edition of the classic hit title Bus-Pass Britain is a colourful celebration of travelling by bus around the British Isles and features a selection of 50 favourite bus-routes submitted by members of the public in response to a Bradt competition. Their favourite bus routes reveal a wonderful mosaic of journeys across Britain, from a... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walks In Ancient Wales
  • Robert Harris has compiled a selection of fascinating walks throughout Wales which not only visit the sites and monuments left by our ancestors, but pass through some of the most spectacular scenery of the Welsh countryside. He has divided Ancient Wales into three specific areas - Anglesey, North Wales, and South Wales. Dating from the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • The sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Step through the Looking-glass into a topsy-turvy, magical world in this gloriously illustrated picture book re-telling of Lewis Carroll`s enduring classic, from the highly-regarded, prize-winning illustrator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. A luxurious gift book that no child`s library should be... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Forgotten London - A Picture of Life in the 1920s
  • With over 250 stunning photographs of people and places all over London in the 1920s, Forgotten London charts a decade of great change and progress in England`s capital. From children playing on the coconut shy at the Blackheath village fete, to the bankers milling around Threadneedle Street and the flapper girls leaving Mayfair clubs in the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Exploring the Islands of Scotland
  • Geologically unique, rich in flora and fauna, wild, remote and steeped in history, the many islands around the long and rugged coastline of Scotland are among the most unspoilt and beautiful destinations to be found anywhere on our crowded planet. Formed during massive and violent upheavals in the Earth`s crust nearly three billion years ago... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • A Coruna to Porto
  • Plans included: A Coruna (1:50 000) Ria de Corme e Laxe (1:75 000) Ria de Camarinas (1:50 000) Ria de Muros (1:75 000) Approaches to Ria de Arousa (1:150 000) Ria de Arousa (1:150 000) Cabo de Cruz (1:40 000) Vilagarcia (1:35 000) Illa de Arousa to Cambados (1:40 000) Ria de Pontevedra (1:150 000) Ria de Vigo (1:150 000) Baiona (1:85 000)... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Panama
  • Panama at 1:500,000 on a double-sided indexed map from Mapas NaTurismo with very clear presentation of the country’s topography, tourist information and enlargements for most visited areas. Excellent use of relief shading and altitude colouring gives an almost 3-D presentation of the terrain. National parks and other protected areas are... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Crinan To Mallaig & Barra C65
  • Plans included: Castle Bay (Barra) (1:25,000) Mallaig (1:10,000) Tobermory (Mull) (1:22,500) Caledonian Canal Entrance (1:40,000) Lynn of Lorn (1:40,000) Dunstaffnage Bay (1:20,000) Oban (1:15,000) Loch Feochan Entrance (1:25,000) Sound of Luing (1:30,000) On the 2013 edition of this chart, depths from the latest known surveys have been... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Minch & Isle of Lewis - C67
  • Plans included:Loch Inchard (Kinlochbervie) (1:12 500)Loch Inver (1:15 000)Ullapool (1:10 000)Stornoway Harbour (1:15 000)Loch Carloway (1:20 000)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been included. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout. Read more
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United Kingdom
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch
  • An 8 day and 7 night self guided Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch driving and walking holiday. Explore the stunning and remote 130 mile chain of Islands that stretch along the North Western Coast of Scotland on this fantastic drive-hike adventure. Follow the route by car and ferry with daily walks through a mosaic of differing landscapes. The... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • De Small Isles bestaan uit 4 eilanden van de Inner Hebrides aan de Schotse westkust. Op de Small Isles, genaamd Eigg, Canna, Rum en Muck, woont slechts een handjevol mensen. De natuur,  het landschap, de vogelrijkdom en het uitzicht zijn daardoor overweldigend. Op alle eilanden kan je een korte wandeling maken, zeearenden spotten, langs het... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • De West Highland Way, Schotlands beroemde lange afstandswandelpad, heeft een totale lengte van 152 kilometer en verbindt Glasgow in met de hoogste berg, Ben Nevis (1342m), bij Fort William. Dit wandelpad geeft een prachtige dwarsdoorsnede te zien van de Schotse natuur en cultuur. Wandelend tussen 'lochs' en 'glens' passeer je oude... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • Highland Pertshire in Schotland is minder bekend en bezocht dan de Westkust, maar is daarom niet minder aantrekkelijk. Beschermd tegen de westenwinden, heeft het bovendien een zonniger en minder winderig klimaat dan de westkust. Wat ook opvalt is dat de dorpjes en stadjes er meer 'charming' en Engels uitzien. Aberfeldy, waar deze fietstocht... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Hebriden
  • De Hebriden zijn befaamd onder natuurliefhebbers. Tijdens deze rondreis beginnen we eerst met een verkenning van de Binnenste Hebriden: Mull, klooster-eiland Iona en Staffa met de befaamde Fingall's Cave. Daarna per ferry naar de 'Outer Hebrides'. Van het zuidelijk gelegen Barra tot het meeste noordelijke Lewis, bieden de eilanden u verlaten... Read more
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