Hebridean Way Walking Holiday in Scotland
South Section
8 nights and 9 days walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Hebridean Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Where in the UK is the Hebridean Way?

Location of Hebridean Way in Scotland

Hebridean Way Walking Holiday
South Section
10 day itinerary
in Scotland 
on the Outer Hebrides
From Vatersay via Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay and North Uist

We offer the south section of The Hebridean Way walking holiday as a 82 mile way-marked walking trail. The route can be walked in either direction but our suggested itinerary is from south to north as described in the Cicerone guide book.

This self guided Hebridean Way walking holiday in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides crosses 7 islands linked by 6 causeways and 2 ferries. The Hebridean Way passes through rugged hills, along dazzling white shell beaches and across miles and miles of open moorland.

Some days you walk-in and walk-out of your accommodations. Some days you are transferred to your accommodation from the end of your walking stage and transferred back the following morning.

We also offer the north section of this walking holiday on Hebridean Way.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use a selection of guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays.
Our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm during our walking season (March to September) to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

All our walking holidays are self-guided and you must be a confident map reader and able to navigate from a compass bearing.  The weather in the UK and Ireland can change quickly effecting visibility and underfoot conditions. It is important to carry a selection of clothing with you on your hike each day to cope with changing weather conditions. If you are not confident of completing any days walk, do not set out.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Hebridean Way Walking Holiday
South Section - Barra to Lochmaddy
in Outer Hebrides, Scotland
10 day itinerary

8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary
Optional Day:optional overnight in Oban
Day 1:transfer from Castlebay ferry terminal
or Barra Airport to accommodation in Castlebay
Day 2:Vatersay to Tangasdale on Barra, stay Castlebay7 miles
Day 3:Tangasdale to North Bay on Barra, stay Castlebay7 miles
Day 4:ferry to Eriskay,
walk to Dalabrog on South Uist
10 miles
Day 5:Dalabrog to Howmore on South Uist11 miles
Day 6:Howmore to Lochcarnon on South Uist13 miles
Day 7:Lochcarnon to Balivanich on Benbecula12 miles
Day 8:Balivanich to Carinish on North Uist10 miles
Day 9:Carinish to Lochmaddy on North Uist12 miles
Optional Day:optional extra day in Lochmaddy
Day 10:transfer to Lochmaddy ferry terminal
or Benbecula Airport, depart
Prices per person for Hebridean Way
10 day itinerary 9 nights
Double or Twin
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
April to June 2024£1,467£1,998£2,178
July to Sept 2024£1,260£1,791£1,971

All prices subject to change

Holiday price determined by starting date.
Cost of plane and ferry tickets not included.

Extra nights from £64.00 per person
depending on location

Hebridean Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
easy to moderate
Kisimul Castle at Castlebay
long white sandy beaches
standing stones and stone circles
1 ferry journey

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Hedridean Way Southern Section Barra to North Uist

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Castlebay Hotel


please ask

You stay 3 nights in Castlebay on this itinerary,
therefore the price of upgrade is 3 times this per night price above

Temple View Hotel


please ask

Lochmaddy Hotel


pleae ask

What’s included
in your Hebridean Way Walking Holiday in Scotland on the South section:

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • transfer between accommodation and walking route as required
  • transfer from/to ferry port or airport to/from accommodation
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • map of Hebridean Way
  • Cicerone’s guide to Hebridean Way

Optional Extras
for your Hebridean Way Walking Holiday in Scotland on the South section:

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • rest days

What’s not included
in your Hebridean Way Walking Holiday in Scotland on the South section:

  • ferries Oban/Castlebay, Uig/Lochmaddy
  • flights Glasgow/Barra, Benbecula/Glasgow.
  • inter-island ferries Barra/Eriskay
  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays, and additional accommodation arising out of ferry or flight cancellations.

Should ferries or flights included within your holiday itinerary be cancelled or delayed Let’s Go Biking Ltd will endeavour to arrange alternative accommodation which may be subject to additional charges.
We will also assist with arranging onward land transfers (where appropriate) as we deem required to enable you to continue your holiday as originally scheduled.

This is in addition to our existing booking conditions.

Hebridean Way Walking Holiday:
How to get there

  • By Plane to/from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barra, Benbecula or Stornoway
  • By Ferry Oban to Barra or Uig to Lochmaddy
  • By Car to Oban or Uig where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Oban or Uig

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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October to February 9am to 5pm
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