An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

57.452795, -7.309257
Wow Factor: 6 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Outer Hebrides
  • Size: 8203 hectares
  • Access: Road causeway
  • Map: OS Explorer 453
  • Island Summary:

    Hike to the highpoint, Rueval at 124 metres, for the best views of the watery landscape of this low-lying island and across The Minch to the jagged peaks of the Cuillin on Skye. Spot owls and eagles on the East Side’s lochs or head to the wild machair grasses that carpet the west coast and you might even spot a corncrake. You can also catch up with the latest films with the Screen Machine, a huge mobile cinema that seats 80, that visits Liniclate regularly.

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