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Owing to the CoronaVirus we are unable to take bookings for Hebridean Way for 2020.
Due to increased bookings we have llimited availability for May and June 2021.

Walking holiday in Scotland on
The Hebridean Way
Via Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay,
North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

16 day itinerary
Hebridean Way, Scottish Walking Holiday
We offer this 16 day itinerary on The Hebridean Way as a 171 mile way-marked walking trail. The route can be walked in either direction
but our suggested itinerary is from south to north as described in the Cicerone guide book.
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Scottish Walking holiday on the Hebridean Way in Scotland
Vatersay, Hebridean Way, Scotland Hebridean Way, Scotland
This self guided Scottish walking holiday in Scotland's Outer Hebrides crosses 10 islands linked by 6 causeways and 2 ferries. The Hebridean Way passes through rugged hills, along dazzling white shell beaches and across miles and miles of open moorland.
Some days you walk-in and walk-out of your accommodations. Some days you are transferred to your accommodation from the end of your walking stage and transferred back the following morning.
Berneray, Hebridean Way, Scotland Machair, Hebridean Way, Scotland
  Suggested Itinerary:      
Optional Day: overnight in Oban
Day 1: Transfer from Castlebay ferry terminal or Barra airport to accommodation in Castlebay
Day 2: Vatersay to North Bay on Barra  14 miles moderate, stay Castlebay
Day 3: ferry to Eriskay, walk to Dalabrog on South Uist  10 miles easy
Day 4: Dalabrog to Howmore on South Uist 11 miles easy
Day 5: Howmore to Lochcarnon on South Uist  10 miles easy
Day 6: Lochcarnon to Balivanich on Benbecula  11 miles
Day 7: Balivanich to Carinish on North Uist 10 miles
Day 8: Carinish to Lochmaddy on North Uist 12 miles
Optional Days: in Lochmaddy
Day 9: Lochmaddy to Bernerary 11 miles
                 option to take ferry at the end of day's walking to Leverburgh for overnight
                 to enable extra days for visit to St Kilda (cost of day trip not included)

Day 10: ferry to Leverburgh, walk to Horgabost on Harris 10 miles
Day 11: Horgabost to Tarbet on Harris 17 miles moderate
Day 12: Tarbet to Ardvourlie on Harris 10 miles moderate
Day 13: Ardvourlie to Bailie Ailein on Lewis 12 miles moderate
Day 14: Bailie Ailen to Achamore on Lewis 10 miles moderate, stay Stornoway
Day 15: visit to Callanish Standing Stones, then bus back to Achamore
                and walk to Stornoway on Lewis 7 miles easy
Optional Day: walk New Tolsta to Butt of Lewis 16 miles moderate
                          stay Stonoway                     (this mileage cannot be shortened)
Optional Day: extra night in Stornoway to visit
          Blackhouses and Broches (transfer cost not included)
Day 16: transfer to Stornoway ferry terminal or Stornoway airport
Hebridean Way
16 day itinerary
Suggested Tour Duration:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
177 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
easy to moderate
Kisimul Castle at Castlebay
long white sand beaches
standing stones and stone circles
Isle of Harris Distillery at Tarbet
Callanish Standing Stones (off route)
Black Houses, broches and shielings
Lews Castle in Stornoway
Butt of Lewis lighthouse
2 inter-island ferry journeys

This route connects with
Scottish Island Hopping
Please note the follow when deciding on your starting date for this holiday:
Day 9: there are no evening meal options in Berneray on a Sunday
Day 15: the bus does not operate on a Sunday
What's included
in your Scotland walking holiday
on the Hebridean Way:
Hebridean Way 16 day itinerary:
14 days walking and 15 nights accommodation
dbl/twin single occ solo traveller
April and
July-Sept 2021

May-June 2021
April and
July-Sept 2021

May-June 2021
April and
July-Sept 2021

May-June 2021

All prices subject to change Book Hebridean Way walking holiday online now
Holiday price determined by starting date.
Extra night in Stornoway
from £69.00 per person per night.
Cost of plane and ferry tickets not included.
  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • transfer between accommodation and walking route as required
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • map of Hebridean Way
  • Cicerone's guide to Hebridean Way
Cicerone's Guide to Hebridean Way
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night

Castlebay Double/Twin Single
Castlebay Hotel £45.00 £60.00
Craighard Hotel £38.00 £60.00
You stay 2 nights in Castlebay on this itinerary,
therefore the price of upgrade is 2 times this per night price above
Carinish Double/Twin Single
Temple View Hotel £28.00 £20.00

Lochmaddy Double/Twin Single
Lochmaddy Hotel £19.00 £20.00

Tarbert Double/Twin Single
Harris Hotel £38.00 £48.00
Hotel Hebrides £48.00 £58.00

Stornoway Double/Twin Single
Crown Hotel £28.00 £36.00
Royal Hotel £36.00 £58.00
You stay 2 nights in Stornoway on this itinerary,
therefore the price of upgrade is 2 times this per night price above
Optional Extras
for your Scotland walking holiday
on the Hebridean Way:
  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • extra nights in Leverburgh to enable day trip to St Kilda (cost of day trip not included)
  • extra nights in Stornoway
  • rest days
What's NOT included
in your Scotland walking holiday
on the Hebridean Way:
  • ferries Oban/Barra and Stornoway/Ullapool
  • flights Glasgow/Barra/Stornoway/Glasgow
  • inter-island ferries (these can only be purchased on the day)
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

We also offer this walking holiday on Hebridean Way in 2 section: south section and north section.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Callanish Standing Stones, Hebridean Way, Scotland
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Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, additional accommodation arising out of ferry cancellations, illness and loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money.
Should ferries included in your holiday package be cancelled or delayed Let's Go Biking Ltd will endeavour to arrange alternative accommodation which may be subject to additional charges.
We will also arrange onward land transfers (where appropriate) as we deem required to enable you to continue your holiday as originally scheduled.
This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
How to get there
By Plane to/from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barra or Stornoway
By Car to Oban
By Train to Oban
By Bus/Coach to Oban and from Ullapool
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