A widespread archipelago on the west coast of Scotland

The Hebrides are lovely and wild at the same time. Imagine bright green isles, rough rocks and cliffs and a stone cottage here and there. It’s exactly as you imagine Scotland to be.

According to many travellers, the Hebrides have a touch of magic to them. The archipelago is made up of around 500 islands, 100 of which are inhabited. The biggest islands are Lewis (Leòdhas) and the famous island of Skye (Sgitheanach). It’s an ideal location for walking and cycling.

Skye (Inner Hebrides)

The Inner Hebrides are the most visited. The rugged island in particular is an ideal walking area. It is also the spot to take almost unreal photos. Even in bad weather, pay attention. In fact, the landscape is often even more impressive in bad weather. Although you have to get used to it when you arrive.

Old man of Storr

Skye is popular for its wonderful upright rocks. Of which the Old man of Storr is world famous. You can walk this special rock relatively easily. Especially at sunset it is more than impressive. Try to find an original angle for your photo, because many of the photos you see are a lot of the same.

Fairy Pool

The wonderful Fairy Pool.

Also beautiful are the Fairy Pools, with several waterfalls and crystal clear water. They are close to Glenbrittle and can be easily reached on foot.

Other islands

It’s a perfect place for walking. But there are also many other islands here, with fantastic names. For example: Raasay, Scalpay, Rona and smaller islands such as Canna, Eigg, Fladda-chùain, Gaeilavore, Am Bord, Thon Eilean, Gearran, Muck, Rum, Soay, Stac a’ Mheadais and Trodday. 

Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides are over 218 thousand hectares and include Lewis and Harris, which are actually one island. Other islands here are Taransay, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Barra and Saint Kilda.

Visiting Hebrides

You can fly to Stornoway on the Outer Hebrides and then drive across the bridge to the Inner Hebrides. There are also ferries between the islands.