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

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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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 the... 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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  • Stornoway & North Lewis OS Landranger Active Map 8 (waterproof)
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active 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... Read more
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The Book Depository
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2017
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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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  • North Harris & Loch Seaforth OS Explorer Map 456 (paper)
  • North Harris with Loch Seaforth and the surrounding smaller islands on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 456, 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walks Western Isles
  • Rewalked and updated in 2017, Walks Western Isles features 34 walks, and includes walks on every island in the Outer Hebrides - from Lewis to Vatersay - which can be reached by public transport. Each of the islands has its own unique character and the landscapes are rich and varied - from empty moorlands and rugged hills to long, unspoilt sandy... 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
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
  • OS GPS Map - Scotland Islands 1:25k
  • Get the full set of OS Explorer 1:25k map tiles for the Scottish islands including Outer Hebrides, Inner Hebrides Orkney and Shetland on your OS GPS Device with this handy download. Compatible with the full OS GPS collection (Aventura, Trail, Horizon and Velo), it has all of our most detailed mapping for the region in a single file. Once... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Yellowstone National Park WY/MT
  • Map No. 201, Yellowstone National Park, WY/MT, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Yellowstone National Park is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts by combining valuable information with unmatched detail of America's first national park. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Yellowstone National Park is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts by combining valuable information with unmatched detail of America's first national park. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management... Read more
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Netherlands
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  • Mount Rogers High Country VA
  • Map No. 318 - Mount Rogers High Country in Virginia in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mount Rogers High Country
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Rogers High Country and Grayson Highlands State Park, Southwest Virginia, is a two-sided, waterproof, topographic trail map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. This map was created in... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mount Rogers High Country
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Rogers High Country and Grayson Highlands State Park, Southwest Virginia, is a two-sided, waterproof, topographic trail map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. This map was created in... Read more
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Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Glacier - Waterton Lakes National Park MT
  • Map No. 215, Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Park, MT, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Glacier/waterton Lakes National Parks
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks offers unparalleled detail for outdoor enthusiasts exploring the pristine landscape of forests, mountains, lakes, and meadows within these two spectacular parks. Created in partnership with local land... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Glacier/waterton Lakes National Parks
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks offers unparalleled detail for outdoor enthusiasts exploring the pristine landscape of forests, mountains, lakes, and meadows within these two spectacular parks. Created in partnership with local land... Read more
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Netherlands
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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 outdoorcentrum 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 - Buiten-Hebriden
  • Als je van het 'eilandgevoel’ houdt, dan zijn de Schotse Buiten-Hebriden de ultieme bestemming: een keten van eilanden ver op de Atlantische Oceaan, door de zeearm Little Minch van het Schotse ‘mainland’ gescheiden. Daar vind je nog de unieke Keltische sfeer, echte gastvrijheid, een rijke natuur en adembenemende landschappen. Elk eiland heeft... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • De Small Isles bestaan uit vier 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 kun je een korte wandeling maken, zeearenden spotten en langs... 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 met de hoogste berg, de Ben Nevis (1342 m), bij Fort William. Dit wandelpad biedt een prachtige dwarsdoorsnede van de Schotse natuur en cultuur. Wandelend tussen lochs en glens passeer je oude kasteelruïnes en... 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, het klooster-eiland Iona en Staffa met de befaamde Fingal's Cave. Daarna per ferry naar de ‘Outer Hebrides’. Van het zuidelijk gelegen Barra tot het meeste noordelijke Lewis, bieden de eilanden verlaten... Read more
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