Walk: Big views from little Langais

North Uist | Clachan | Short walk | ★★★

[View from the summit of Beinn Langais]

Beinn Langais reaches only 90 metres above sea level, but the interior of North Uist is so flat that even a small summit commands a big view. Most of the island is usually visible from the top of the grassy dome, with Eaval prominent in the southeast quadrant; Berneray and South Uist stretch away beyond in clear conditions. The hill's lower slopes boast two fascinating historic sites: a huge chambered cairn and a beautifully-sited stone circle. These both have good access paths but the going higher up can be a bit boggy: long jumping abilities might come in useful to cross some of the marshy depressions.

[Barpa Langass]

📌 Walk: Big views from little Langais ★★★
Car park for Barpa Langass, 2 mi northeast of Clachan, North Uist, G.R.: NF 835658 ///unlucky.stall.postcard

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 90 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: Barpa Langass ★★★; △ Beinn Langais (91 m); Poball Fhinn ★★
Terrain: Good paths to Barpa Langass and on second half of descent from summit, with road return. Second half of ascent and start of descent uses a boggy, faint path marked by occasional wooden posts.

Route & map

Car park - Barpa Langass - Beinn Langais - Poball Fhinn - Langass Lodge (with detour to boathouse on Loch Langais) - start

Route credit: Walkhighlands
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On our visit

Wildlife: Two birds of prey (hen harriers?) above Poball Fhinn, hairy caterpillars, burnet moths
Weather: Dry with sunny intervals especially on descent, keen breeze, temperature in mid teens.

Chronological photo guide

[Path to Barpa Langass]

[Barpa Langass]

[The path beyond Barpa Langass is faint and boggy]

[Beinn Langais summit]

[Looking north from the summit]

[Start of the descent]

[A new path assists with the middle part of the descent]

[Hen harrier (?) above Poball Fhinn]

[Approaching Poball Fhinn (left)]

[Part of Poball Fhinn, with Loch Langais behind]


[Old boathouse]

[Superb food at Langass Lodge]

[Road return]

[Burnet moth]


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