The Great Bernera Walk

One of the most beautiful walks on Great Bernera (and featured on the Visit Outer Hebrides website) is a circular route around the northern part of the island. As the map below shows, the walk starts in Breaclete (the ‘hub’ of the island community, with museum and café) and goes in a clockwise direction to

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Dun Bharabhat

Dun Bharabhat is one of around 600 brochs in Scotland (a very impressive one not far from our B&B is Carloway Broch). The word broch, originating from the Old Norse borg and the German burg which means castle or fortress, describes a number of stone roundhouses that were constructed during the period from 300BC to

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Carloway broch

A well-known landmark just a short drive from our B&B is Carloway Broch. The word broch originates from the Old Norse borg and the German burg, meaning castle or fortress, from which cities such as Edinburgh derive their name. Also known as a Dùn or Doune, a Broch is a stone roundhouse dating from around

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The Norse Mill

This photo depicts the mill, the adjacent stream and the freshwater loch (top right) One of the sights well worth a visit on the island of Great Bernera is a Norse Mill, which has been suitably restored to give an idea of how grains would have been milled, and flour produced, by former inhabitants of

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Rhenigidale

One of the hillwalks that’s been on our bucket list since moving to the Outer Hebrides is the ‘Postman’s Walk’ on Harris. This map shows the location of the walk in relation to our home, and the second map shows the topography of the path in more detail. Rhenigidale is a little over an hour’s

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St Kilda

Boreray is one of four islands making up the St Kilda archipelago By Helen I recently had the great pleasure of ticking a longstanding wish off my bucket list, made possible by the suggestion of my good friend Jen and some superb autumn weather. On 5 October 2021, Jen and I took a day trip

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