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 5. 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
2018
  • 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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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
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
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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United Kingdom
2010
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 the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The Hebridean Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to walking the Hebridean Way, a 154 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 8-13 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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on Jura, Islay and Colonsay
  • Guidebook to Jura, Scarba, Islay and Colonsay in the Hebrides, describing 22 walks plus a 5-day 89km trek along Jura's remote west coast. The routes range from 6.5 to 25km and cover rough - and often pathless - terrain suitable for fit, competent walkers. Even the coastal walks offer challenges. Read more
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United Kingdom
2019
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on Jura, Islay and Colonsay: 23 wild walks in the Southern Hebrides
  • This guidebook presents a selection of 23 walking routes on the wild and beautiful southern islands of Scotland`s Inner Hebrides, with nine walks on Jura, one on neighbouring Scarba, seven on Islay and five on Colonsay, plus a spectacular 5-day trek along Jura`s dramatic west coast. The wildest of the southern Hebrides, the walking on Jura is... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on Jura, Islay and Colonsay | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to Jura, Scarba, Islay and Colonsay in the Hebrides, describing 22 walks plus a 5-day 89km trek along Jura's remote west coast. The routes range from 6.5 to 25km and cover rough - and often pathless - terrain suitable for fit, competent walkers. Even the coastal walks offer challenges. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Walking on Uist and Barra - Schotland | Cicerone
  • 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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United Kingdom
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  • Benbecula & South Uist OS Landranger Acrive Map 22 (waterproof)
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 22 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • South East Lewis - Loch Eireasort & Shiant Islands OS Explorer Map 457 (paper)
  • South East Lewis with Loch Eireasort and the Shiant Islands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 457, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your smartphone or tablet... Read more
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  • Stornoway & North Lewis OS Landranger Map 8 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 8 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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  • West Lewis & North Harris OS Landranger Map 13 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 13 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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  • South Harris - Taransay OS Explorer Map 455 (paper)
  • South Harris, Taransay and the surrounding smaller islands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 455, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your smartphone or tablet... Read more
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  • Benbecula & South Uist OS Landranger Map 22 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 22 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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  • North Harris & Loch Seaforth OS Explorer Active Map 456 (waterproof)
  • North Harris with Loch Seaforth and the surrounding smaller islands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 456, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your... Read more
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  • Sound of Harris, North Uist, Taransay & St Kilda OS Landranger Map 18 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 18 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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  • North Uist & Berneray OS Explorer Active Map 454 (waterproof)
  • North Uist, Berneray and the surrounding smaller islands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 454, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • C48 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
  • C65 Crinan To Mallaig & Barra
  • 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
  • C67 North Minch & Isle of Lewis
  • 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Skye & The Outer Hebrides Walking holiday
  • A car-free self-guided tour with classic linear walks on Skye and the Outer Hebrides. The Isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis combine on this rewarding car-free week of classic point-to-point walks. Spend 4 nights discovering quiet trails on the ever-popular Isle of Skye, then sail across to Tarbert for a 3 night stay on Hebridean isles of Harris &... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch
  • An 8 day and 7 night self-guided island hopping drive and hike walking holiday on the Outer Hebrides. 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... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Inner Hebrides & Highlands
  • Tijdens deze zeer afwisselende autovakantie langs de eilanden, lochs en bergen van de Schotse westkust beleef je Schotland in al haar schoonheid. Maak wandelingen door de ruige bergwereld van Sky en vanuit Fort William, hèt outdoor centrum van de Highlands, dat aan de voet van de Ben Nevis ligt, Schotlands hoogste berg. Geniet van de unieke... 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 kasteelruïnes... 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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