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In the westernmost reaches of Scotland, embrace Gaelic culture, archaeological wonders, and remote and wild landscapes.

Visit the Callanish Stones in Lewis, dating back to 2900 BC, and don’t leave without sampling Stornoway Black Pudding, so coveted it now has its own protected status.

While the Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles) offers walks for all ages and abilities, the most mountainous terrain can be found on Harris.

Challenge yourself to climb Clisham (An Cliseam) via the more moderate direct route or the far longer (7-9 hours) and tougher horseshoe. The Hebridean Way stretches 156 miles across ten islands from Vatersay to Lewis.

The walking route threads through open moorland, past bald and rugged hills, across machair and white-sand beaches that appear tropical until your toes touch the cold North Atlantic water—a truly Scottish experience.

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