Langass Woodland

North Uist | Clachan | Nature site | ★★

[Langass Wooland]

This precious area of community woodland on the side of Beinn Langais is a real rarity on North Uist: an island with no remaining natural forest. As such, it's an important haven for wildlife such as woodland birds and even bats. A web of fairly steep paths explore the interior, with good views across the island from the lower boundary. A statue near the top commemorates Hercules: a famous grizzly bear who starred in TV commercials and films including James Bond: Octopussy, and who once went on the run across the island of Benbecula after escaping during filming for a Kleenex advert!

[View across North Uist from the lower edge of the woodland]

Location & info

📌 Langass Woodland ★★
Off A867 3 mi northeast of Clachan, North Uist, G.R.: NF 844659 ///moons.goose.basically
🚌 Bus stops on A867 at Langass Lodge turnoff (0.5 mi) | 🚗 Car park
Always open | Free

[Statue of Hercules- a famous bear who once went on the run across Benbecula]

[Mushroom sculptures]

[Woodland path]

[Loch a' Bharpa]

[Information hut]

[Peat cutting by the car park]


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