Hebridean Way + GPX
Distance: 252 km Grade: 1 (Easy)
Isle of Lewis / Luskentyre Beach
The Hebridean Way runs for 252 km across the Outer Hebrides and was created in 2017 combining several existing walkways with new paths to make up a complete route.
Because of the prevailing winds a trip from South to North is strongly recommended. From Vatersay in the South, the route passes over Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and finishes in Stornoway in Lewis. The route is generally low lying, with the highest point being 250 meters on Barra. On Benbecula the route passes over the island’s highest point, at 124 meters.
The whole route takes around a fortnight, but it also lends itself to two shorter trips: Barra and the Uists, trekking the southern half from Vatersay to Berneray, or the northern half across Harris and Lewis.
Stages (on the map):
- Vatersay - Northbay 20 km (Easy)
- Northbay- Daliburgh 22 km (Easy)
- Daliburgh - Howmore 18 km (Easy)
- Howmore - Liniclate 26 km (Easy)
- Liniclate - Grimsay 23 km (Easy)
- Grimsay - Lochmaddy 22 km (Easy)
- Lochmaddy - Berneray 16 km (Easy)
- Berneray - Seilebost 22 km (Easy)
- Seilebost - Tarbert 23 km (Easy)
- Tarbert - Scaladale 14 km (Easy)
- Scaladale - Balallan 22 km (Easy)
- Balallan - Stornoway 32 km (Easy)