Guidebook to walking the Hebridean Way, a 155 mile (247km) walking route along the length of the Outer Hebrides. Stretching from Vatersay to Stornaway, it links 10 major islands by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8–14 days and crosses a variety of terrain including shell beaches, rugged hills and wild moor.
This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16–35km (10–22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS colour mapping, beautiful photographs and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices.
Author: RIchard Barrett
Published: May 2017