Walk: Nosing around Niosaboist

Harris | Horgabost | Short walk | ★★★★

[Tràigh Iar]

This perfect little circuit explores Àird Niosaboist: a minor headland framed by two beautiful beaches and crowned by an impressive standing stone, Clach Mhic Leòid (Macleod's stone). Tràigh Iar and Tràigh Niosaboist are some of the most popular beaches on Harris, but as you can see from the photo above (taken on bank holiday weekend) that doesn't exactly mean crowds...

[Clach Mhic Leòid]

📌 Walk: Aird Niosaboist ★★★★
▶ 3 km / 2 miles | ▲ 80 metres
Features: Tràigh Iar; Clach Mhic Leòid; Tràigh Niosaboist
Start / finish: Layby on A859 at Tràigh Iar, Harris, G.R.: NG 039965 ///intruding.scout.hiking

Route: Layby - Tràigh Iar - Clach Mhic Leòid - Tràigh Niosaboist - start
Terrain: Sandy beaches, grassy paths / tracks, some ascent.
Wildlife today: Cows, sheep & lambs, oystercatchers & seagulls.
Weather today: Warm and windy, unbroken sunshine.

[Tràigh Niosaboist]

Route map

Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

More photos

[Tràigh Iar]

[Blue-rayed limpet]

[View back to Tràigh Iar]

[Clach Mhic Leòid]

[View north from Àird Niosaboist towards Luskentyre]

[Descent to Tràigh Niosaboist]


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