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Harris Walkway - Frith na Rathaid na Hearraidh

40 km / 25 miles

Western Isles
The Harris Walkway (Frith na Rathaid na Hearraidh) is a route opened in 2001 which links up a series of old paths to make a route of over 20 miles from the northern end of Harris to the Machair at Seilebost. The route was devised by Bill Lawson and developed with funding from several bodies. (Machair is low-lying arable or grazing land formed near the coast by the deposition of sand and shell fragments by the wind). Though it is boggy underfoot for much of the way, the route provides some great views.


Path Type
Other Paths
Challenging; Coast-to-Coast; Moorland
NB191102 - Scaladale, Isle of Harris, Western Isles
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NG064968 - Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Western Isles
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Harris Walkway (Bill Lawson)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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4 Km
11 Km
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15 Km

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Route Profile:

40.5 Km (25.2 miles)
984 m (3,228 ft) ascent
218 m (715 ft)  maximum height