Hiking Project Logo

Walk the hills overlooking a spectacular beach.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

333' 101 m

High

27' 8 m

Low

366' 112 m

Up

371' 113 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views

Need to Know

Locals going for beach walks were parking at this place along the road, so we took that as a good sign. There are no WC facilities here.

Description

In this part of Scotland, you can hardly point a camera in a bad direction. This trail takes you up some hills to get a higher vantage point of the beach scape, while it seems that there is always at least one sheep keeping an eye on you.

You'll want shoes that can step on some soggy peat without getting your feet wet.

Park in the road shoulder, like the beach-visiting locals were doing, in the spot at the beginning in this GPS recording. Once walking, exit the road by going through a gate (look for a Hebridean Way sign at the gate).

Watch for Hebridean Way signposts to guide you across a trail that is sometimes invisible, and keep an eye on your Hiking Project app GPS since it is easy to lose the trail.

After the climb veers to the left, there was standing water in places so we did some zig-zagging to find a dry enough way up.

On the trail that leads back to the road, you'll need to go through or over two barbed wire fences.

I'm rarely a fan of walking along a road but this walk was about as pretty as being up on the hill, and the traffic is very low.

This GPS recorded trail ends at a beach access gate.

Flora & Fauna

Look for the rows of "lazy beds", indicating that this was farmland long ago--it is now pasture. In the stretch of trail that heads back toward the road, you are walking on top of a very old rockpile wall, which has mostly filled-over with peat and grass. In the farming era, the rocks would have been moved to the edge of the field.

Shared By:

Circ Ise

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#23078

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#23,078

Overall
0 Views Last Month
0 Since Jan 29, 2023
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Walk toward the road on a VERY old field-edge rockpile, among outstanding views.
Jan 29, 2023 near Harris, GB
Note the old farm field "lazy beds". Long ago, these fields were set up to drain water and set the crops up above the drainage. Today, it is a sheep pasture.
Jan 29, 2023 near Harris, GB

0 Comments

Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started