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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Harris and Lewis: 30 Routes in the Outer Hebrides

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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Harris and Lewis

This walking guidebook describes 30 day walks all over the Isles of Harris...

NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Richard Barrett (Author)

188 pages, 80+ colour photos and 32 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | laminated cover (not waterproof) | Apr 2010 | Edition: 1 | #194400 | ISBN-13: 9781852845674
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About this book

This walking guide describes 30 day walks all over the Isle of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. All easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbet. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS maps and dramatic photography.

The routes in this guide range from 4 km to 22 km and take in most of the main summits as well as lots of the antiquities and other places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150 m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Much of the Long Island, as its known, is remote and walkers are not likely to encounter anyone else in their explorations, so these walks are for well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table.


Contents

Introduction

So what is an island?
Geology
Flowers and vegetation
Wildlife
Getting there
Getting around
Where to stay
Safety considerations
Midges
Footwear
Access
Place names
How to use this guide

HARRIS

Introduction
1 Ceapabhal and Toe Head
2 Roineabhal from Roghadal
3 Coast to Coast on the Coffin Route
4 Beinn Dhubh
5 The Scholar's Path
6 Scalpay
7 Circuit of Todun from Urgha
8 Cleit Ard
9 Liuthaid and Mullach a' Ruisg
10 The Skeaudale Horseshoe
11 An Cliseam Horseshoe from Aird a' Mhulaidh
12 Stulabhal, T#ileasbhal and Uisgneabhal Mor
13 Muladal, Ulabhal, Oireabhal and Cleiseabhal
14 Tiorga Mor
15 Huiseabhal Mor, Oireabhal and Huiseabhal Beag

LEWIS

Introduction
16 Ceann Loch Resort from Loch Rog Beag
17 Griomabhal, Naideabhal a-Muigh and Laibheal
18 Mealaisbhal, Cracabhal and Laibheal a Tuath
19 Tamanasbhal, Teinneasabhal, Tahabhal and Tarain
20 Suaineabhal from Cairisiadar
21 Bhalasaigh to Bostadh on Great Bernera
22 Around Calanais
23 Dun Charlabhaigh and the Gearrannan Blackhouses
24 West Side Coastal Path
25 Beinn Bhragair
26 Around the Butt of Lewis
27 Heritage Trail between Tolstadh and Port Nis
28 A walk to the tidal island of Eilean Chaluim Chille
29 The deserted village of Stiomrabhaigh
30 Beinn Mh#r

Walks on St Kilda and Other Islands

Appendices
Appendix 1 Route Summary Table
Appendix 2 Common Gaelic/Norse terms
Appendix 3 Further Reading
Appendix 4 Marilyns on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda


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Biography

Richard Barrett spent his working life as a professional marketer, but still found time for climbing, winter mountaineering and sea kayaking. Having fallen in love with the Harris Hills in 2007, he is now set to relocate to Maraig in North Harris, where he and his wife are building a guest house. This is his first book for Cicerone.

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