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Hebridean Way

Western Isles

298 km / 185 miles
The Hebridean Way passes through some of the most spectacular landscape in the UK. It is dual aspect, with a 156 mile long distance walking route and separate 185 mile long distance national cycle network route (NCN 780).

Steeped in History, the Hebridean Way stretches along the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay in the south to the Lewis in the north. The route passes through 10 Islands linked by a combination of causeways and ferries, over rugged hills and along dazzling Atlantic coastline.

The stunning landscapes, the geology, wildlife, heritage and scenery of the Outer Hebrides are truly awe-inspiring. The Outer Hebrides retain a culture that is different to mainland Scotland, Gaelic is often spoken as a first language and there remains a sense of culture and tradition on each of the inhabited Islands that make up the Outer Hebrides.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: NL633954 - Vatersay, Western Isles View on StreetMap
Finish: NB519664 - Stornoway, Western Isles View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Walking the Hebridean Way A Monk by the Sea - A journey north walking the Southern Isles of the Hebridean Way [blog] Independent Hostels UK - Hebridean Way Accommodation Hebridean Way parts 1 to 8 [YouTube video] The Hebridean Way in 7 minutes [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Hebridean Way : long-distance walking route through Scotland's Outer Hebrides  (Cicerone Press  - 2017 )
External download Hebridean Way Overview Leaflet  (Visit Outer Hebrides ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 8, 13, 14, 18, 22, 31
OS Landranger Active 8, 13, 14, 18, 22, 31
OS Explorer 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 459, 460
OS Explorer Active 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 459, 460
Other Paper Maps:
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Hebridean Way Walking Route Map (Visit Outer Hebrides - 2019)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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62 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
141 km
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192 km
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4 km
196 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
230 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
254 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
256 km

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GPX Route File
Hebridean Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 04/06/2017 10:40:19 - Route Published
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Route Profile:

321.9 km (200.0 miles)
4,855 m (15,928 ft) ascent
274 m (899 ft)  maximum height

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