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Hebridean Way South

Independent Walking: Hebridean Way South

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The colour of the sea, the slight peaty scent to the air, the welcoming nature of the people and the place itself, all make the 'wee stroll' from Vatersay to Berneray a magical introduction to the Outer Hebrides. The 90-odd miles walk from Vatersay, across Barra, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay and North Uist, to Berneray provides a never to be forgotten experience; scenery, wildlife, flowers, archaeology and history meld together to provide a just brilliant week of wandering.

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Typical itinerary:

Day 1: Meet in Barra.

Day 2: Head to the start on Vatersay, the most southerly inhabited Western Isle. Walk to Ardmhor across Barra; ~23km.

Day 3: Ferry to Eriskay. Stroll across Charlie's Beach and the causeway link to South Uist and round as far as Askernish; ~20km.

Day 4: Continue up the Western sea-board then across to Loch Druidibeg nature reserve; ~20km.

Day 5: Weave a way to the south Benbecula causeway and as far as Lioncleit; ~20km.

Day 6: Around and across Benbecula to the northern causeway on to Grimsay; ~21km.

Day 7: Cross another causeway this time to North Uist and walk to Struth Mor near Lochmaddy; ~22km.

Day 8: Finally negotiate a fascinating route to Berneray: ~16km.

Day 9: Onward travel.

When to go:

This trip is on offer from April through to October. April and October will tend to be a bit windier, but really any time can be variable. Long settled spells contrast with periods of rapid change. It's best to be prepared for anything. Quality accommodation disappears fast.

Superior Option - What's Included:

This trip enjoys the services of a dedicated support person, who provides transport, shifts bags, drops you off, picks you up, gives you advice and ensures everything goes smoothly. Included:-

  • 8 nights in good standard hotel and guest house accommodation in 2-person ensuite rooms.
  • Full Scottish breakfasts each morning from days 2 to 9.
  • Services of a dedicated support person throughout
  • Transport from Barra, daily as required, to Lochmaddy (North Uist).
  • Ferry journey Barra to Eriskay.
  • Baggage transfers between accommodations.
  • VAT at the current rate.

Note 1: Options to get to Barra are by ferry from Oban, or from Mallaig (via Lochboisdale and Eriskay), or by plane landing on the Traigh Mhor beach airfield. This journey is on most people's bucket list. To return to the mainland at the end, this can be by ferry from Lochmaddy to Uig (Skye) or from Lochboisdale to Mallaig, or by plane from Benbecula.

Note 2: Those who opt to follow on to do Hebridean Way North to make one continuous trip, will receive a discount off the total price and the trip will be 16 days long instead of 2x9 days. Rest days can be built in between. Get in touch for a quote for the full length Way.

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Group size Price (per person) SRS Select start date & book
2 £2590p.p. n/a
3 £2170p.p n/a
4 £1820p.p. n/a
5 £1670p.p. n/a
6 £1460p.p. n/a

At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 2-Grade 3
  • Price: From £1460p.p.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Accommodation: 8 nights
  • Walking: 7 days
  • Group size: 2 or more
  • Start: Barra
  • Finish: Lochmaddy
  • Available: Apr - Oct
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