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Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch

From $1,725.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch

  • Hike to the high point of Barra for unrivaled views of Kisimul Castle in the bay below
  • Discover the "sea of land and land of lochs" that are the Uists
  • Admire the long stretches of white sand beach and rugged hills of Harris
  • Walk among the mysterious Neolithic standing stones of Callanish on Lewis
  • Sample renowned local gin and feast on delicious Hebridean seafood
Discover the beautiful and far flung Outer Hedridean archipelago on this self-guided drive & hike walking holiday. This remote island chain off Scotland's north west coast is brimming with great walks, wildlife watching opportunities, and fascinating historical sites dating back to Neolithic times all connected by scenic stretches of road. With ferry travel included undertake an island-hopping adventure from the mainland to Barra, in the southern reaches of the archipelago, onto the Uists, and north to Harris and Lewis before returning to the mainland. Explore the Hebridean landscape on short optional hikes; from stretches of white sand beaches washed by crystal clear surf and bordered by flower-strewn machair, to rugged moorland, dramatic cliffs, and rocky coves. End each day with a warm welcome at your accommodation and delicious local cuisine.


Day 1 Ferry from Oban to Barra Day 2 Explore Barra and Vatersay 4 miles / 6 km Day 3 Depart Barra by ferry for South Uist 3 miles / 5 km Day 4 Walking on the Uists and overnight North Uist 4 miles / 6 km Day 5 Depart North Uist by ferry for Harris 3 miles / 5 km Day 6 Walking on Harris and Lewis and overnight on Lewis 2.5 miles / 4 km Day 7 Walking on Lewis 7 miles / 11 km Day 8 Depart Lewis by ferry for Ullapool and onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 9kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 9kg is equivalent to 5.5 avocados. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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