Wildlife on the Isle of Lewis

Whales, dolphins, eagle, otters, seabirds....

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Best beaches on Lewis

Wild sands, pounding Atlantic and secluded coves

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Hike Lewis's high point

Climb Mealasta (Mealaisbhal)

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Island overview

Have a great adventure on Lewis

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About Us

Hi I’m Lisa. Welcome to Islandeering I’m an islandeer, author and marine conservationist and passionate about sharing what I have learnt from my travels around the islands of the British Isles to help you find an adventure. I started the project 12 years ago after I had one of those light bulb moments and realised the pure magic that islands held for me. After meeting so many people on their island travels who shared my passion and told me that I must share my experiences so that others could do the same I set up Islandeering.com, where we are passionate about promoting responsible travel to our great British islands.
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We continuously find new islands, rivers, lochs, canals and coast to walk, SUP and swim in and meet plenty of great folks along the way. Join our community to get new routes and adventures, latest blogs and news by using the email box below. Tune in also to our Facebook and Instagram pages to see where we are going next.
Distance: 298 km
Difficulty: 7
Method: Road cycling
Wow Factor: 9 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Outer Hebrides
  • Size: 222,400 hectares
  • Terrain: Undulating road; mostly single lane
  • Access: Ferry
  • Height gain: 3460 metres
  • Starting point: For the whole Hebridean Way start at Vatersay; finish Butt of Lewis
  • Island Summary:

    We are still trying to find a route around the outer edge of Lewis. Whilst we do this we’ve included the cycling route for the Hebridean Way.

  • Route description:

    Full details here

  • Getting there:

    The main Calmac ferry to Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland, which takes 2 hours 45 minutes. You can also travel from Skye to Harris and drive north.

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