• Travel

Outer Hebrides

The Western Isles of Scotland, from Lewis to Barra
Author: Mark Rowe
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1784770361
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 2248
adt's new guide to the Outer Hebrides: The Western Isles of Scotland, from Lewis to Barra, by experienced writer and journalist Mark Rowe is the only full-size guide to focus solely on the islands of Lewis, Harris, St Kilda, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay. Masses of background information is included, from geography and geology to art and architecture, with significant coverage of wildlife, too, as well as all the practical details you could need: when to visit, suggested itineraries, public holidays and festivals, local culture, plus accommodation and where to eat and drink. Walkers, bird-watchers, wildlife photographers, beach lovers and genealogists are all catered for, and this is an ideal guide for those who travel simply with curious minds to discover far-flung places of great cultural, historical and wildlife interest. The Outer Hebrides is an archipelago of 15 inhabited islands and more than 50 others that are free of human footprint. Huge variations in landscape are found across the islands, from Lewisian gneiss, which dates back almost three billion years, to rugged Harris with its magnificent sands running down its western flanks and the windswept, undulating flatness and jagged sea lochs of the Uists. This is a land where Gaelic is increasingly spoken and ancient monuments abound, where stunning seabird colonies and birds of prey can be watched, and where the grassy coastal zones known as the machair are transformed into glorious carpets of wildfllowers in late spring and summer. Whether visiting the Standing Stones of Callanish, the Uig peninsula, Barra's Castle Bay, or historic St Kilda, or if you just want to experience the romance of the Sound of Harris, one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world, Bradt's Outer Hebrides: The Western Isles of Scotland, from Lewis to Barra has all the information you need.

    • Sports & Recreation

Walking on Harris and Lewis


Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 178362230X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 3985
This walking guidebook describes 30 day walks all over the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The walks range from 2 to 14 miles (4-22km) in length, and are easily accessible from Stornaway or Tarbert. Routes vary from short strolls to long wilderness hikes, high-level and low-level, and include the An Cliseam horseshoe, visits to ancient historic monuments like the stone circles of Calanais and the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse, all illustrated with OS maps and dramatic photography. The routes take in most of the main summits as well as historical and geographical places of interest. A list of all the Marilyns (British hills of any height with a drop of at least 150m on all sides) on Harris, Lewis and St Kilda is included at the back. Much of the Long Island, as it is known, is remote and walkers are not likely to encounter anyone else in their explorations, so these walks are for well-equipped, experienced hikers with good navigational skills. Tips are also included about walking on St Kilda, Berneray, Taransay, The Shiant Islands and The Flannan Isles, along with a short Gaelic glossary and route summary table, and advice on practicalities to make the most out of any walking trip on Harris and Lewis.

    • Sports & Recreation

Cycling in the Hebrides


Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783622865
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 6770
This guidebook describes 37 day rides for all abilities, and 22 linking routes for more experienced cycle tourists, allow riders to visit all the essential sights in over 20 islands of the Hebrides and of the Firth of Clyde. Routes range from those suitable for short weekend breaks to a challenging 600-mile tour. Whether you're putting together a fortnight's tour or just enjoying a few day rides from a single base, this guide is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your trip. The Hebridean islands offer a wealth of wonderful scenery: the majestic Cuillin mountains on Skye; the otherworldly palm trees on Bute; the marvellous white shell sands on Tiree and Harris. This guidebook features detailed custom mapping and elevation profiles for all routes, and comprehensive information of ferry and transport routes, accommodation, food and drink, supplies, cycle spares and repairs. Island hopping in these islands is a magical experience. The guide visits over 20 of them and each has its own interesting history and wildlife. Reasonably fit cyclists can enjoy these routes at their own pace; experienced cycle tourists will eat up the miles.

    • Hebrides (Scotland)

Portrait of the Hebrides

A Journey to Scotland's Western Seaboard and Beyond
Author: Iain McGowan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781841147406
Category: Hebrides (Scotland)
Page: 144
View: 8095
This book, packed with superb, evocative imagescaptures that certain, yet sometimes indefinableatmosphere that is unique within the region.Considerable emphasis has been placed on threecontrasting islands ¿ Skye, Eigg and Harris, each withtheir own chapters, but not neglecting several of theremaining islands. This, coupled with an initialchapter describing the mainland western seaboardputs the Hebrides into their true island context asquite literally a place apart, a place beyond.

Philip's Red Books Outer Hebrides


Author: N.A
Publisher: Philip's
ISBN: 9781849073233
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 395
The new edition of this leisure and tourist map of the Outer Hebrides gives detailed coverage of the area's road network at a scale of 3.16 miles to 1 inch. The map shows places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos. An index to principal places of interest is also featured. In a convenient folded format, this single-sided sheet map is ideally suited for both leisure and business use, whether by locals or visitors.

    • Walking

The Outer Hebrides

40 Coast and Country Walks
Author: Paul Webster,Helen Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907025334
Category: Walking
Page: 96
View: 8456
The Outer Hebrides are a place apart, an island chain stretching almost 200km from the Butt of Lewis to Barra Head with some of Britain's most mesmerising beaches, dramatic mountain ranges, wonderful wildlife, a long and fascinating history and a rich and vibrant Gaelic culture. This book features 40 mostly moderate walks, with many ideal for families, which take in magnificent sweeps of sand, soaring sea cliffs and memorable hill ascents, as well as celebrated cultural sights.

    • Sports & Recreation

Walking on Uist and Barra


Author: Mike Townsend
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849656932
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 8677
This guide offers 40 walking routes on the Uists and Barra - a unique 100km cluster of islands in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. The walks are varied and graded, from short, flat beach walks beside crystal clear waters to long excursions across wild mountainous terrain, the routes visit all the major islands from Berneray to Vatersay but also those smaller and offshore such as Eriskay and Mingulay. Routes are described in four sections, by area, and illustrated with vivid colour photographs and OS mapping. Walking across these landscapes, especially the hill country, gives a sense of remoteness and peaceful solitude that cannot be found in the mainland's National Parks or on the Munros busy with peak baggers. Despite a relatively narrow area, Uist and Barra's diverse islands offer a contrasting walking terrain and many ancient historic sites such as chambered cairns and standing stones as well as lots of local wildlife. Upland areas are home to red deer and golden and white-tailed eagles, while along the coast grey seals are common and thousands of birds set up their breeding grounds in the machair. Daily flights between Glasgow and Benbecula as well as the ferry network mean that all of the islands are readily accessible.

The Hebrides


Author: Paul Murton
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781780274676
Category:
Page: 240
View: 4111
Paul Murton has spent half-a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world - the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of the Scotland's rugged, six-thousand-mile coast line, and sailed to over eighty islands.In this book Paul visits each of the Hebridean islands in turn, introducing their myths anc legends, history, culture and extraordinary natural beauty. In addition he also meets the people who live there and learns their story. He has met crofters, fishermen, tweed weavers, Gaelic singers, clan chiefs, artists, postmen and bus drivers - people from every walk of life who make the islands tick. This blend of the contemporary and the traditional creates a vivid account of the Hebrides and serves as unique guide to the less well known aspects of life among the islands.

    • Travel

Scotland

The National Cycle Network
Author: Harry Henniker
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781840188554
Category: Travel
Page: 192
View: 9967
Unveiled in the year 2000, the National Cycle Network currently provides more than 7,000 miles of cycling routes throughout Britain, with the figure expected to rise to 10,000 miles by 2005. Harry Henniker's book covering the Scottish part of the National Cycle Network is the essential guide to the many routes to be explored. Integrated in colour throughout with clear, user-friendly maps and route trajectories, it provides cyclists with invaluable advice on what to take on particular rides, the best places to stay and the sights that must be seen. Whether using the Network for a cycling holiday, a day trip, or as an alternative route to work, all the information cyclists will ever need is contained within these pages. Scotland: the National Cycle Network has guides to over 50 routes across mainland Scotland, with each chapter covering a different region. The areas covered include Edinburgh-Carlisle, Glasgow-Inverness, Aberdeen-Edinburgh, Inverness-John O'Groats and Glasgow-Carlisle

    • Walking

Walks Western Isles


Author: Luke Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781872405353
Category: Walking
Page: 40
View: 8103
This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in the Western Isles. The walks include hill climbs, moorland tracks, and shoreline walks.

Outer Hebrides Guide Book


Author: Charles Tait
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780951785997
Category:
Page: 224
View: 8908

    • Hebrides (Scotland)

The Outer Hebrides


Author: Malcolm MacGregor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711227910
Category: Hebrides (Scotland)
Page: 112
View: 346
The Outer Hebrides is Malcolm MacGregor's second book of landscape photography in Scotland. Here he has travelled throughout the islands in pursuit of Atlantic light. The photographic journey on the edge of Scotland has taken him from the majestic beaches of North Lewis, via the mountainous tops of Harris to the awe-inspiring cliffs on Mingulay in the south. The photographs in this book cover remote mountains, hills, coastline and deserted islands. Additionally he has photographed churches, ruined castles, ancient graveyards, fishing vessels, Harris tweed factories and standing stones, bringing a different perspective to theOuter Hebrides. Conscious of the history of the Hebrideans and how their lives have interacted over the years with thisextraordinary landscape, the accompanying text weaves the landscape into the life, the history and some of the legends that continue today. It also covers some of the lesser-known aspects and viewpoints of the islands and why they are so special and why perhaps we should 'behold the Hebrides' as a unique destination within the British Isles. the varied moods of a Scottish wilderness captured on film an evocative portrait of a increasingly popular tourist destination contains historical anecdotes and local legends

    • History

Love of Country

A Journey Through the Hebrides
Author: Madeleine Bunting
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022647156X
Category: History
Page: 351
View: 2838
"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Hebridean Way

Long-distance Walking Route Through Scotland's Outer Hebrides
Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783625066
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 7746
Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

    • Barra Island (Scotland)

Uists and Barra


Author: Francis Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780715328903
Category: Barra Island (Scotland)
Page: 112
View: 5083
The islands of North and South Uist, Barra and Benbecula are at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides. This guide describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna.

Outer Hebrides Ltm Rrb 2Nd Rep


Author: Octopus Publishing Group
Publisher: Philip's
ISBN: 9781849070102
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7110
A leisure and tourist map of the Outer Hebrides that offers coverage of the area's road network. It shows places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Romford Pelé

It’s only Ray Parlour’s autobiography
Author: Ray Parlour
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147353609X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 4199
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER The Trophies ... The Tuesday Club ... The Prawn Crackers ... Marc Overmars may have given him the nickname, but the Romford Pele is a legend in his own right. Over 16 action-packed years, from a trainee scrubbing the boots of the first XI, to a record-breaking 333 Premier League appearances, Ray Parlour’s never-say-die performances, curly locks and mischievous sense of humour have gone down in Arsenal history. Battling tirelessly on the pitch, often in the shadows of his star-name teammates, Parlour won three premier league titles and four FA Cup trophies with the Gunners. But he was also the heart and soul of the dressing room, the training ground and the after work drink. From nights out with Tony Adams, to teaching Thierry Henry cockney rhyming slang, from playing golf with Dennis Bergkamp to trading Inspector Clouseau jokes with Arsène Wenger, this wonderfully funny and candid autobiography looks back on a golden age of the beautiful game, reliving the banter, the stories and the success. _____________________________ Ray Parlour is an Arsenal legend. During his 16-year career he won 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. One of the most underrated players of his generation, he was also part of Arsenal’s famous Invincible team of 2003/4, which went the entire Premier League season unbeaten. He is now a regular pundit for TalkSport and Sky Sports. He enjoys a short back and sides.

    • History

The Western Isles of Scotland


Author: Francis Thompson,Sam Maynard,Murdo MacLeod
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
ISBN: 9781566633772
Category: History
Page: 180
View: 8277
From the Butt of Lewis in the north to Barra Head in the south, the Western Islands form a unique part of Scotland: a rocky chain of islands 130 miles long, cut off from the Mainland by the Minch as effectively as the Channel separates Britain as a whole from the rest of Europe. Despite their diversity in history and landscape, Harris and Lewis, North and South Uist, Benbecula, Barra and the smaller islands have been united by the struggle against a sometimes harsh environment, and the first to maintain their independent economic and cultural identity whether against the 'Fife Adventurers' in 1598, or the land clearances of Victorian times which saw so many 'superfluous' Islanders dispatched overseas. But The Western Islands of Scotland is not a nostalgic look at a people in retreat. Illustrated with outstanding color and black-and-white photographs which emphasize the megaliths, castles, crafts and seamanship, Francis Thompson records a linguistic and cultural heritage which is now staging a forceful comeback after centuries of retreat. Many famous names have had connections with the Islands MacAulay and Gladstone among them while the traditions of the folktale and the ceilidh continue to produce successors to the Gaelic bard Ian Lom and the storyteller Donald MacPhee. Francis Thompson concludes with a look at the appeal of the Islands to outsiders, many of whom are attracted to crofting as a self-sufficient, "green" form of farming."

    • Travel

Riddoch on the Outer Hebrides


Author: Lesley Riddoch
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781906307868
Category: Travel
Page: 192
View: 9651
"Riddoch on the Outer Hebrides" is a thought-provoking commentary based on broadcaster Lesley Riddoch's cycle journey through a beautiful island chain facing seismic cultural and economic change. Her experience is described in a typically affectionate but hard-hitting style; with humour, anecdote and a growing sympathy for islanders tired of living at the margins but fearful of closer contact with mainland Scotland.

    • Nature

52 European Wildlife Weekends

A Year of Short Breaks for Nature Lovers
Author: James Lowen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784770839
Category: Nature
Page: 246
View: 8204
52 European Wildlife Weekends - Travel information and tips for wildlife-watching in Europe, with an entry per week and short breaks in 21 countries. Reptiles, mammals, amphibians, birds, plants, butterflies and dragonflies: from bears to wolves, whales to turtles, eagles to cranes - the where, when and how to make the most of any trip.