Outer Hebrides!

  • Day1

    Travel to Outer Hebrides, hike to the Hut of the Shadows

    Walk details: 5km, approx 1.5 hrs

    We journey through Kintail and Skye before taking a ferry across to North Uist, our first stop in the Outer Hebrides. Lunch is taken on the ferry which takes less than 2 hours. After arriving in the Hebrides there is time for a late afternoon walk before dinner at our hotel. (L, D)

  • Day2

    Beaches and Birdlife of North Uist

    Walk details: 10km, approx 3 hrs

    A morning walk takes us to one of North Uist’s most beautiful beaches and to an elevated headland with wonderful views north to Harris. In the afternoon, we visit a nature reserve which is known for being a stronghold for the elusive Corncrake. (B, L) (L, D)

  • Day3

    Benbecula Vistas and Exploring South Uist

    Walk details: 8km, approx 4 hrs

    We hike to the highest point on the Isle of Benbecula, at 127m, for expansive views across North and South Uist. In the afternoon, we walk on the machair (flower meadows) of a South Uist beach and visit a Bronze Age roundhouse before arriving at our hotel. (B, L)

  • Day4

    Whisky Galore on the Isle of Eriskay

    Walk details: 6km, approx 3 hrs

    The Isle of Eriskay is best known for the sinking of a cargo ship carrying whisky, which was the inspiration for the novel ‘Whisky Galore’. It’s also where Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil. We’ll enjoy a beautiful coastal hike filled with history and intrigue. (B, L)

  • Day5

    The Isles of Barra and Vatersay

    Walk details: 13km, approx 5 hrs

    We spend our final two nights on the Isle of Barra, one of the jewels of the Outer Hebrides. We’ll enjoy a hike on Barra today, exploring its little hills and big beaches. If people are keen to bag another island, we can cross the causeway onto the Isle of Vatersay, the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides, for a late afternoon or evening stroll. (B, L)

  • Day6

    Echoes of the Past on Mingulay

    Walk details: 6km, approx 3 hrs

    A privately chartered boat takes us on a trip to the southernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides. We land on the now-deserted island of Mingulay and spend several hours ashore before motoring past Barra Head on Berneray on our way back to Barra. A wonderful day visiting truly wild and remote islands. (B, L, D)

  • Day7

    Journey to Inverness

    We journey back through the Uists and, bidding farewell to the Outer Hebrides, catch the ferry back to the Isle of Skye. We then drive back to Inverness for the end of the trip. (B, L)


Highlights


    This walking holiday in the southern Outer Hebrides visits at least seven islands, including the wild, beautiful and uninhabited island of Mingulay. These islands are often overlooked by those drawn to the larger islands of Lewis and Harris to the north. But the curious traveller who ventures a little further south in the Outer Hebrides will be rewarded by uncrowded islands, wonderfully scenic walks and welcoming accommodations, all the time accompanied by wild Atlantic vistas.


In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Outer Hebrides

  • Finish Location:

    Inverness

  • Accomodation:

    Hotels: 6 nights

  • Transport:

    Minibus - Ferry



Cost

  • 07 Days:

    from

  • $2375.00 cad

    Based on double occupancy.
    Single occupancy: On request.

Next Departures

  • 15 Jul 2017

  • 05 Aug 2017

  • 02 Sep 2017

Detailed Itinerary

All you need to know about this trip.

  • Accomodation details
  • All info in one document
  • Printer friendly pdf format

Download Now