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Walking on Harris and Lewis

30 day walks exploring the islands

Guidebook to 30 day walks on the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Walks range from 2 to 14 miles; combining all-day routes in the high hills to short, lower-level walks that visit the world-famous heritage sites. Routes include the An Cliseam horseshoe, the stone circles of Calanais and the Butt of Lewis lighthouse.


best visited from early spring through to early autumn, although even then the weather can be unpredictable


Tarbert on Harris and Stornoway on Lewis are the main centres, but reaching most walks will involve travel


maps of the area show few footpaths but this guide offers a selection of full days in the high hills with classic horseshoe routes, traverses and ridges, together with shorter, lower-level walks to world-famous heritage sites and antiquities

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with stunning landscapes, spectacular wildlife and numerous antiquities, Harris and Lewis are one of the last refuges for walkers looking for memorable days out in a remote setting
5 Dec 2022
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.15cm

A guidebook to 30 walks exploring the Scottish islands of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. From shorter walks visiting historical, cultural and geological sites to more challenging hill walks, there are routes to suit all abilities.

The walks range from 4 to 22km (3–14 miles) and can be enjoyed in 1–8 hours. Also included is information on walking opportunities on other islands, including St Kilda, Berneray and the Shiant Islands.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Refreshment options are given for each walk
  • Local points of interest are featured including Calanais Standing Stones
  • Includes a list of all the Marilyns (hills with a prominence of 150m or more) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda

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Richard Barrett Cicerone author BARRETT

By Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett spent his working life as a professional marketer, but still found time for climbing, winter mountaineering and sea kayaking. He first visited the Harris hills as a teenager and became a regular visitor. He lived in North Harris for a number of years, where he and his wife ran a guest house and, although now a city-dweller, he still makes frequent forays to the Hebrides, reconnecting with the wilderness and catching up with old friends.

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