Iolaire Monument

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. Join or log in above if you are already a member. Access is available to Walkingworld subscribers or you can buy the walk individually for £1.95 once you are logged in.

The walk starts at the bus station and leads along the sea wall to the shore at Sandwick Bay. Beyond that, the small village of Lower Sandwick is reached, which is the point where the views start to extend right down the east coast.

Lower Sandwick is a quiet crofting village, looking out over Stornoway. The best view of the town is had from the southern end of Lower Sandwick, just before you descend to Little Sandwick Bay. Stornoway is framed by the bulk of the Barvas Hills, five miles to the north-west. It's a very nice picture on a sunny day.

After Lower Sandwick, the walk becomes slightly rougher, finally gaining height by the untidy clutter of Stoneyfields Farm. Once through the gate by the farmhouse, things become boggy and prickly for a few hundred yards.

At the highest point of the walk, the view broadens out to the peninsula of Point (Eye Peninsula on many maps), the islands of Holm and mountains on the Scottish mainland, fifty miles away. There is a path down to the monument and an explanatory plaque at its start.

NOTE (June 2018): A new path is being constructed to the memorial, which takes a slightly different route. This makes no difference to the walk description.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Outer Hebrides - Isle of Lewis

Features

Birds, Cafe, Castle, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Wildlife
25/06/2018 - Guido Blokland

Walk updated June 2018

04/04/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated April 2008.

29/01/2007 - Guido Blokland

Walk reviewed January 2007