Walking holiday in Scotland on
offer The Hebridean Way as a 171 mile way-marked walking trail.
The route can be walked in either direction but our suggested itinerary is from south to north as described in the Cicerone guide book.
self guided Scottish walking holiday in Scotland's Outer Hebrides crosses
10 islands linked by 6 causeways and 2 ferries. The Hebridean Way passes
through rugged hills, along dazzling white shell beaches and across miles
and miles of open moorland.
Some days you walk-in and walk-out of your accommodations. Some days you are transferred to your accommodation from the end of your walking stage and transferred back the following morning.
Day 1: Arrive Oban, or transfer from Barra airport
Day 2: ferry from Oban to Castlebay on Barra
(day not required if arriving by air)
Day 3: Vatersay to Tangasdale on Barra 7 miles moderate
Day 4: Tangasale to North Bay on Barra 7 miles moderate
Day 5: ferry to Eriskay, walk to Dalabrog on South Uist 10 miles easy
Day 6: Dalabrog to Howmore on South Uist 11 miles easy
Day 7: Howmore to Lochcarnon on South Uist 10 miles easy
Day 8: Lochcarnon on South Uist to Balivanich on Benbecula 11 miles
Day 9: Balivanich on Benbecula to Carinish on North Uist 10 miles
Day 10: Carinish to Lochmaddy on North Uist 12 miles
Day 11: Lochmaddy on North Uist to Bernerary 11 miles
Day 12: ferry to Leverburgh, walk Horgabost on Harris 10 miles
Day 13: Horgabost to Lacklea on Harris 7 miles moderate
Day 14: Lacklea to Tarbet on Harris 10 miles moderate
Day 15: Tarbet to Ardvourlie on Harris 10 miles moderate
Day 16: Ardvourlie on Harris to Bailie Ailein on Lewis 12 miles moderate
Day 17: Bailie Ailen to Achamore on Lewis 10 miles moderate
Day 18: visit to Callanish Standing Stones,
then Achamore to Stornoway on Lewis 7 miles easy
Optional Day: walk New Tolsta to Butt of Lewis 16 miles moderate
(this mileage cannot be shortened)
Optional Day: extra night in Stornoway to visit
Blackhouses and Broches (transfer cost not included)
Day 19: ferry Stornoway to Ullapool, or transfer to Stornoway airport
Day 20: Depart Ullapool after breakfast
(day not required if departing by air)
20 day itinerary
19 nights, 16 days walking
2 transit days
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
easy to moderate
Kisimul Castle at Castlebay
long white sand beaches
standing stones and stone circles
Isle of Harris Distillery at Tarbet
Callanish Standing Stones (off route)
Black Houses, broches and shielings
Lews Castle in Stornoway
Butt of Lewis lighthouse
4 ferry journeys
This route connects with
Scottish Island Hopping
in your Scotland walking holiday
on the Hebridean Way:
walking holiday on the Hebridean Way in the Scotland operates between April
and September and in either direction.
We also offer this walking holiday on Hebridean Way in 2 section: south section and north section.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the trail you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays in the UK.
for your Scotland walking holiday
on the Hebridean Way:
|How to get there|
to/from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barra or Stornoway
By Car to Oban
By Train to Oban
By Bus/Coach to Oban and from Ullapool