Barpa Langais - Beinn Langais - Stone Circle - A867 - Barpa Langais

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The route starts on a surfaced path up to a Neolithic chambered cairn about 5,000 years old, possibly marking the burial place of a tribal chief, or even a whole tribe. The entrance passage, round the other side to the approach path, has collapsed, so the cairn can only be viewed from outside.

Beyond the cairn the route continues on an unsurfaced but distinct path to the top of Beinn Langais, which is marked by a trig point. From the top, almost the whole island is visible and you can see just how much water there is around North Uist's interior! Interestingly, these interconnected bodies of water provide a wide diversity in wildlife habitats, as they all differ in depth and degrees of salinity.

Our route then descends towards Loch Langais and joins The Hebridean Way as far as the stone circle, the only one on North Uist. The Hebridean Way is a 156-mile-long trail linking Vatersay in the south and Lewis in the north.

After visiting the stone circle the route passes the Langass Lodge and returns to the car park via a short stretch (about 100m) on the A867.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Outer Hebrides - The Uists and Barra

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Restaurant