Hebridean Hills

The "Long Island" as it is also known, provides a unique chance to climb the most distinctive hills of the Outer Hebrides. Here rocky hills rise from a land of shimmering lochans and turquoise seas flanked by the most beautiful beaches in the world

The Outer Hebrides are spectacular, wild and remote. You will be immersed in a landscape where turquoise seas, white sand beaches become machair (coastal pasture), and moorland gives way to mountains. Your eyes are drawn to the machair where colourful wild flowers grow and rare birdlife flourish. Spot wildlife such as otter, dolphins, whales and red deer. Other birds to be seen include raptors golden eagles and sea eagles. NWF offer you the opportunity to explore this unique environment with an edge of the world feel. A landscape shaped by weather and humans. Ancient monuments like the Callanish standing stones and black houses testify to humans surviving in these wild and remote islands. So come walk and climb the most distinctive of the Outer Hebridean peaks with NWF.

The Uig Hills in west Lewis give you the most "on the edge of the world" impression of any hills in Scotland. The wild and rocky landscape of Mealisval or Griomaval gives a memorable day’s hill walking before we relax on the dramatic cliff-fringed sands of Traigh Mangersta.

On North Harris we climb Clisham at 799m; you have summited the highest peak in the Outer Hebrides. Although steep we follow a path most of the way. From the summit your views extend as far as St Kilda in the west and the Uists in the south.

From Harris we will take the short ferry crossing to North Uist, here on the island's east coast lies the impressive and distinctive shape of Eaval. Most of North Uist is covered by water, from Eaval's summit you look down onto a maze of lochans that dominate the landscape and wonder how you made it across.

On South Uist we walk around the pinnacles of jagged Beinn Mhor, at 620m the island's highest peak offering superlative views extending across to Skye.

Highlights

  • Explore the magnificence of the Outer Hebrides
  • Climb the highest summits of Lewis, Harris and the Uists
  • An edge of the world feel
  • Wonderful Hebridean hospitality

At a Glance

From £955 per person
Single room: a limited number of single rooms are available from £120

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AccommodationMixture of quality hotels & guesthouse
Duration7 Days
LocationOuter Hebrides
StartInverness Station @ 14.15
FinishInverness Station @ 18.00
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At a Glance

From £955 per person
Single room: a limited number of single rooms are available from £120

Grade
AccommodationMixture of quality hotels & guesthouse
Duration7 Days
LocationOuter Hebrides
StartInverness Station @ 14.15
FinishInverness Station @ 18.00

Hebridean Hills

7 days | LIMITED | Ref: HH0120

25 April 2020 · £995

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Hebridean Hills

7 days | AVAILABLE | Ref: HH0220

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Itinerary

The itinerary for each day’s walk is given below however; alternative walks may be undertaken depending upon the weather and group fitness.  On such a day, the leader will carefully choose an alternative guided by the group interest.

Day 1 – Travel to Lewis

After your pick-up from Inverness Railway Station, we will drive to Ullapool where you can spend the rest of the afternoon until we take the 19.00 ferry to Stornoway. The crossing takes 2.5 hours.
| overnight Lewis

Day 2 – Lewis & Uig Hills

The remote western corner of Lewis offers wonderful walking on these rough rocky hills. Griomaval is the westernmost hill in Lewis and has a wild “edge of the world” feel with views out to the Flannan Isles and the open Atlantic. We finish with a visit to the beautiful sandy cove of Traigh Mangurstadh.
| 8km, 500m ascent | overnight Lewis

Day 3 – Lewis & Callanish

We visit the famous stone circle at Callanish on Lewis before climbing Toddun on Harris, poised above Loch Trollamarig. Although this is only a short climb, the way is steep, rocky and pathless; the view, however, more than rewards the effort. The deserted cottages on the loch shore provide a poignant reminder of the island’s history.
| 8km, 600m ascent | overnight Harris

Day 4 – Harris & Clisham

At 799 meters Clisham is the highest hill on the Outer Hebrides and provides a memorable day’s walk when combined with Mulla bho Dheas.  On a clear day, views from the summit extend as far as St Kilda in the west and the empty lands of Lewis to the north.
| 9km, 1000m ascent | overnight Harris

Day 5 – North Uist & Eaval

In the morning we take the ferry across the Sound of Harris where Eaval’s distinctive shape is a constant draw on the North Uist landscape.  Our route weaves around a maze of lochans to reach the summit from where you get an almost aerial view of this amazing “waterscape”.
| 15km, 450m ascent | overnight North Uist

Day 6 – South Uist & Beinn Mhor

At 620m Beinn Mhor is the highest hill on the Uists and showcases the drastic contrast between the remote and rocky east coast of the Hebrides and the long sweep of machair on the west. As an alternative, sometimes we explore the lovely island of Eriskay, the scene of the incident made famous by the film “Whisky Galore”.
| 15km, 620m ascent | overnight North Uist

Day 7 – Depart Uist and travel back to Inverness

After breakfast and a brief visit to the stone circle of Pobol Fionn and the Bronze Age cairn at Barpa Langass, we will take the morning ferry to Skye and continue our journey back to Inverness.


What's Included

Included:

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast in comfortable hotels and guesthouse
  • 5 x dinner
  • 5 days walking with a qualified and experienced NWF leader
  • All road and ferry transport during the trip

Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Inverness
  • (Packed) lunches and 1 dinner on ferry
  • Travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous expenses like drinks, entrance fees etc