Berneray Village Hall - Beach - Beinn Shielbhe - Taraloch - Harbour - Village Hall

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I understand the beach on the north-west coast of Berneray, surprisingly unnamed on the OS Explorer map, was once photographed for use in a holiday brochure for Thailand. Don't dress for Thailand though! This beach is particularly exposed to west and north winds. You have been warned.

After traversing the length of the beach the route ascends, via a boggy section, to the top of Beinn Sheilbhe from where there are extensive views. In addition to the neighbouring islands the Cuillins and Macleod's Tables on Skye can be seen on a clear day. The return route is on the quiet single-track coast road which meanders through the village, passing the visitor centre and a seal viewing point which offers good views of basking seals.

There are birdwatching opportunities throughout the walk. Species include cormorant, gannet, oystercatcher, snipe, skylark, swallow, greylag goose and tern.

Note to dog owners: there are no stiles and the possibility of sheep after Waymark 5.

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


Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife