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 ★★★★
Start / finish at layby on A859 at Tràigh Iar, Harris, G.R.: NG 039965 ///intruding.scout.hiking

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 80 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Tràigh Iar; Clach Mhic Leòid; Tràigh Niosaboist
Terrain: Sandy beaches, grassy paths / tracks, some ascent.

Route & map

Layby - Tràigh Iar - Clach Mhic Leòid - Tràigh Niosaboist - start

Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: Cows, sheep & lambs, oystercatchers & seagulls.
Weather: Warm and windy, unbroken sunshine.

Chronological photo guide

[Tràigh Iar]

[Tràigh Iar]

[Blue-rayed limpet]

[View back to Tràigh Iar]

[Clach Mhic Leòid]

[Clach Mhic Leòid]

[View north from Àird Niosaboist towards Luskentyre]

[Descent to Tràigh Niosaboist]

[Tràigh Niosaboist]


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