This stunning tour takes you to the island of Great Bernera on the west side of Lewis. On the way there you will see the typical moorland landscape of Lewis.
all pictures © Malcolm Macleod
To reach Bernera you have to cross the ‘bridge over the Atlantic’, built in 1953 to link the island with Lewis. The island has a population of about 250, living in small crofting townships nestling among the rocks and moors.
The coastal walk starts at the community centre where there is a local museum and café. After a short section on road, you cross a footbridge, another over the Atlantic, and then follow the shore for about two miles. Here you can see seabirds and the remains of an earlier fishing industry. The last mile of the walk takes you over moors and then down to the magnificent beach at Bosta. You will pass the remains of a deserted village, and you can visit the reconstructed Iron Age House, built on the site of an Iron Age village, exposed from beneath the village during a storm.
At Bosta the coach will meet you and return to Stornoway by the same and only route.