Poking through the ruined buildings of the deserted village here gives a tremendous sense of what life was one like on this now uninhabited island. The Sound of Scarp was used in a failed experiment to send mail to Lewis via a rocket. Hike to the highpoint, Sron Romul at 308 metres. Scarp is a sea kayaker’s delight too with a lovely (possibly bouncy) paddle from Huisinis or do the island circumnavigation to explore the wild coastline. Plenty of wild camps in the south.

For our favourite 50 coastal circumnavigations on foot check out our book Islandeering: adventures around the outside edge of Britain’s hidden islands