In May 2006 we spent almost a month travelling the length of the Outer Hebrides. We used our camper van as a base, sometimes over-nighting 'wild' in remote locations, occasionally using a campsite (few and far between) and often linking in with one of the rustic hostels, sleeping in the van but making use of the cooking / washing facilities at a reduced rate. We climbed to the highest points of Barra, the North and South Uists and Harris as well as following trails to a number of remote abandoned settlements and/or sites of historic interest. There is a surprising variety of terrain, much of historic interest including right up to most recent times and an abundance of flora and fauna.
Click on the Slideshow tab to find out about the presentation we give on
'The Edge of our World'
Click on the Useful Links tab to find out about planning a trip with helpful books and websites
Click on the Photos tab to get a flavour of this remote part of our country
The photo at the head of our Hebrides pages is of the Callinish standing stones on Lewis
These pages and their links were completed in 2008 and have not been updated since