Walking Outer Hebrides

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Tim, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    I am visiting the Outer Hebrides with my family at the end of August.
    Has anyone any suggestions for good walks, interesting places to visit
    or places to swim and snorkel? Also how are the midges this year? Last
    time I went to Scotland I was eaten alive!
     
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  2. theo

    theo Guest

    "Tim" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
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    >I am visiting the Outer Hebrides with my family at the end of August.
    > Has anyone any suggestions for good walks, interesting places to visit
    > or places to swim and snorkel? Also how are the midges this year? Last
    > time I went to Scotland I was eaten alive!


    Which part/island are you going ?

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  3. Tim

    Tim Guest

    We have a week on a tiny island called Scalpay
     
  4. druidh

    druidh Guest

    Tim wrote:
    > We have a week on a tiny island called Scalpay
    >


    There's a circular walk round Scalpya otself - which I've not tried.
    Best walks in that area are on and around the Clisham, but try the walk
    round from Tarbert to Reinigeadal. Also (presuming you've got transport)
    - go out West to Huisinis and the coast walk overlooking Scarp. Great
    beaches down at Luskentyre.

    Midges are completely unpredictable - a decent breeze (and there's lots
    of them) will keep them at bay.


    druidh
     
  5. theo

    theo Guest

    "druidh" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
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    > Tim wrote:
    >> We have a week on a tiny island called Scalpay
    >>

    >
    > There's a circular walk round Scalpya otself - which I've not tried.


    According to Anquet it's the Heritage Trail 10km. A few km of roadwalking.
    Height ascended 90m.

    > Best walks in that area are on and around the Clisham, but try the walk
    > round from Tarbert to Reinigeadal. Also (presuming you've got transport) -
    > go out West to Huisinis and the coast walk overlooking Scarp. Great
    > beaches down at Luskentyre.


    The dunes at Seilebost are gorgeous (if the sun is shining :) Perfect view
    of the beautifull bluegreenish Sound of Taransay.16 km from Tarbert, on the
    westcoast on the A859.

    www.theosphotos.fotopic.net/p8342152.html
    www.theosphotos.fotopic.net/p8342150.html


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  6. Tim wrote:

    > I am visiting the Outer Hebrides with my family at the end of August.
    > Has anyone any suggestions for good walks, interesting places to visit
    > or places to swim and snorkel? Also how are the midges this year? Last
    > time I went to Scotland I was eaten alive!


    On Lewis I would recommend The Butt from where you can watch the
    Dolphins and Whales. Also Uig, which has some fabulous coastal
    scenery stuff. Theo has already mentioned Renigdale, which is a
    great spot, as well as the climb up The Clisham. At Huishnish on
    Harris there is excellent, safe (if a little chilly) snorkelling
    while down the coast at Horgabost there is more good safe swimming.
    There also be eagles above Finnsbay at about 12:30 and the walk
    around Toe Head is also really nice. So much to do, so little time.

    Chris
     
  7. Jim Willsher

    Jim Willsher Guest

    I've just returned from a week on Skye, Lewis and Harris. On Skye the
    midges were bad. On Lewis and Harris we had no midges whatsoever, even
    though there was no wind.


    Jim


    On 30 Jul 2005 13:53:23 -0700, "Tim" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I am visiting the Outer Hebrides with my family at the end of August.
    >Has anyone any suggestions for good walks, interesting places to visit
    >or places to swim and snorkel? Also how are the midges this year? Last
    >time I went to Scotland I was eaten alive!
     
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