The natural hues of the Hebrides - a blend of white shell-sand beaches, turquoise seas and the colourful wild flowers growing on fertile machair (coastal pasture) are exceptional, by any standards. This trip provides a unique chance to climb the most distinctive of the Outer Hebridean peaks.
The Uig Hills in west Lewis have possibly the most 'on the edge of the world' feel of any in Scotland. Mealisval or Griomaval will give us a memorable day with their wild and rocky landscape, before we relax on the dramatic cliff-fringed sands of Traigh Mangersta.
On North Harris we take on Clisham, at 799m the highest peak in the Outer Hebrides. Although steep we follow a path most of the way. From the summit the views extend as far as St Kilda in the west and the Uists in the south.
From Harris we take the short ferry-crossing to North Uist, where on the island's east coast the imposing and distinctive shape of Eaval dominates. From Eaval's summit we look down onto a maze of lochans that dominate the landscape.
On South Uist we follow the path winding around the pinnacles of jagged Beinn Mhor, at 620m the island's highest peak offering stunning views extending across to Skye.
Day 1 - Travel Ullapool and afternoon ferry to Lewis
Day 2 - Lewis & Uig Hills
Day 3 - Lewis & Callanish
Day 4 - Harris & Clisham
Day 5 - North Uist & Eaval
Day 6 - South Uist & Ben Mhor
Day 7 - Morning ferry from Uist to Skye and transfer back to Inverness
Meet at Inverness Railway Station 14:15
Finish in Inverness 18:00
A self-guided trek of the Great Glen Trail crossing from west to east along the natural vault line that divides the Highlands, visiting castles, old forts and searching for the Loch Ness Monster
Orkney is famed for its archaeological sites such as the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae. The islands offer wonderful walking along the dramatic coastline where we can view the incredible array of breeding seabirds
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Miss N Mc Hugh
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Mr D Morrow
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