Crabhadail beach, Huisinish

Isle of Harris – Scotland

We start the walk from Hushinish, a small 5 houses settlement in front of the Atlantic Sea, and next to the beach from where we start our route. The beach is small and cozy, with white sand and surrounded by tranquility.

To reach Hushinish we must drive 12 miles along the sea, on a narrow road with almost no traffic and many curves.

It is located in a corner of the island, where you will find very few people if any. Once here, you won´t have problems to find a beautiful spot for overnight and contemplate the sea.

The route is almost 8 kilometers altogether, an easy one, and although the footpath is only visible in the first 3.5 kilometers, you won`t have problems to find your own way. When the footpath ends you can start walking on the meadows, and you then will find a wet and dump ground, due to the rains and small streams flowing down from the mountain.

It is a stroll to enjoy nature and the different landscapes we come across with. We pass by mountains, valleys, lakes and some of the most beautiful beaches in UK. On the way, we walk among highlands cows, sheep, goats, hundreds of rabbits and poultry.

During the whole journey we see an island a little further north than Hushinish, it is the island of Scarp, where once, an experimental rocket postal service method was put into practice, to send the post from Hushinish to Scarp. The experiment did not work.

The beauty of the first beach we see when starting the walk is just a foretaste of what we will find along the way. It is also a great place to refresh when you finish the walk!!

How to get there by ferry with your camper van

There are three ports of entry to take you to the Isle of Harris with ferries travelling seven days a week:

Uig, Isle of Skye to Tarbert, Isle of Harris
Ullapool on the north-west coast mainland to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Berneray, in the Sound of Harris to Leverburgh, Isle of Harris

You can take your van on board the ferry, operated by Caledonian MacBrayne.

Have you been overlanding Scotland? How was your road trip?

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