ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS -
when contacting these providers, please mention Hebridean Hopscotch
Walking: Lews Castle
Grounds, Stornoway, Western Isles. Coastal track from Tolsta to Ness.
West-side coastal walk.
St Kilda and other scenic boat
Murray Macleod’s Seatrek, from Miavaig near Uig, Isle of
Lewis, is a firm
favourite with visitors. New in 2008, the one day boat trip
Kilda trip could be the highlight of your Hebrides Holiday. Runs on
Mondays, with Tuesday held in reserve in case of bad weather.
2 hour trips
in his fast, Delta-Rib
powerboat provide views of islands and lagoons, sea-caves, seals and
nesting birds - there’s a good chance of viewing sea-eagles,
£30 per person.
in combination with Adventure Hebrides - £85 per
full day including sea kayaking, climbing or abseiling (and
- 01851 672464
Organised walks: RSPB
Western Isles Summer programme of Isle of Lewis wildlife walks
or call 01851 703296.
Golf Club offers 18 demanding holes in a parkland setting.
£20/day £60 /week.
- 01851 702240
Sailing - Beyond the Blue Horizon:
A full day on the 67ft steel Cutter Challenge yacht, Elinca, sailing to
the Shiants - around £95 pp. Wildlife seen may
dolphins, seals, whales and puffins. Extend your stay for a 3
4 day cruise from the Western Isles to St Kilda, from
- 01851 970233 or 07920 067 774
Guided holiday tours:
Hebridean Archaeological Tours Complete
with a guide, your Land Rover tour allows you to reach the parts others
cannot reach. Follow the history of the Isle of Lewis right up
to the 20th
century. In addition or as an alternative to history tours, you can
experience astronomical, sunse/rise and moonset/rise or natural history
excursions. 1 to 6 people. 01851 621235 or 07850
Boat trip: Charles
Engebret’s full day boat trip is to the Shiant Islands from
wildlife, especially Puffins, from about June to mid-August.
Charles encourages all his guests to try a little fishing during the
voyage. He can usually combine individual people and small
to make an economic cost per person, around £50 to
each. This means you should be be flexible about the day you choose
from your holiday for your trip.
702304 / 07766 375434
Chris Ryan, of Out and About Tours, is a knowledgeable and entertaining
local guide. Half or full day trips for up to 6 guests,
birdwatching, other flora and fauna, archaeology, culture and
history. Learn about many aspects of Island Life.
day, £120-140 whole day, for the entire party, including all
- 01851 612288
badge tour guide, Les
McInulty, of Albannach Tours provides Isle of
& Harris tours including highlights like the Calanais Standing
Stones, Dun Carloway Broch, Gearrannan Thatched Village, Arnol
Blackhouse, Butt Of Lewis Cliffs, St. Clement’s 16th c Church
with its amazing Medieval Carvings, Harris Tweed Weavers, some of the
best sandy beaches in the world at Uig & West Harris &
hidden scenic fishing villages of Pairc. www.albannachtours.co.uk
01851 830433 or 0774 7117870
Holiday photography courses:
Local photographer, (he produced this brochure/website) and photography
teacher, Mike Shailes, offers on
location, outdoor landscape or portrait photography courses
tuition for small
groups (up to 6 people) £60 half day,
£120 whole day,
for the group. Weekend courses preferred.
www.mikeshailes.co.uk - 07780 758
Harris Tweed: Ronnie
Mackenzie (photo left), at The Lewis Loom Centre in Bayhead Stornoway
offers guided tours through his collection of Harria Tweed artefacts,
huge range of products and great value cloth to buy.
'Extreme' Sports: Tim
Pickering's Adventure Hebrides offers holiday activities for both
experienced participants, including:
In one of
the world's best locations, a chance to see seals, otters, porpoises,
lots of sea birds and a host of other sea life (up to 4
With a qualified instructor for novices or experienced climbers (up to
with equipment and instruction
For all his
activities Tim generally recommends a half day for novices. Larger
groups please ask.
- 01851 820726
Lewis Surf Trek, run by Mark Lumsden, an accomplished, qualified
instructor offers a £40 (per person) half day session
two people). He’ll contact you on your chosen day
you the location he has selected for the most suitable swell on the
day, then meet you there and provide all equipment.
- 07939 194 880
Holiday Bike Hire:
Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
From £9.50 per day to £38 per week.
- 01851 704025
Holiday Bike Hire: Bike
From £12 per day to £80 per week.
- 075 22 121 414