Local Walks & Cycling

Every Day Walking…

The Pairc Trust organises a local Healthwalk every Saturday & Tuesday, starting at 11.00am.

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The Old Runrig Village of Cleitcher
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Glen Gravir in some rare snow!

This is in collaboration with the NHS Western Isles ‘Walk on Hebrides’ initiative and the national ‘Paths for All’ charity.  Since it began in January 2018 it has been growing in popularity and even those who have lived here for years are finding new gems in Pairc only seen on foot!

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On the edge of Garyvard Gorge
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Blackhouse ruins in Calbost

Regular details on where we are each week can be found on our Facebook page and the latest programme is available here

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The Tuesday walks are planned to be ‘Macmillan Friendly’.  These walks are particularly suitable for people who have been affected by cancer and other long term health conditions. People can be referred by their GP or just join in under their own steam.

For More Adventurous Walking….

We have two main walk ‘attractions’ at Cromore and Orinsay.  In 2017 we received funding to improve the walks and position an information board at each village. Details of the route and what can be seen in the area are included on the boards and a copy is available for download here.

Cromore Walk:

One of the farthest villages in Pairc, the Cromore walk takes you back in time on a walk behind the village. You will see old lazy beds marking signs of past cultivation and take in far ranging views, back across the island to Achmore and Leurbost and out to sea.

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View from the start of the Cromore walk

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Orinsay Walk to Steimreway:

The Historic walk out to the deserted village of Steimreway begins in Orinsay.  A picnic area marks the start of the walk and a steep climb allows for some brief bench rest to look back on the village.  Well worth the effort, but ensure you have suitable footwear and fitness for this walk across hilly terrain.

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The Ravenspoint Centre website has more comprehensive information on Walking & Cycling in Pairc

Their website is www.ravenspoint.net

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The Walk Highlands website also features information on these walks here…

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer-hebrides/lewis.shtml

 

The Visit Outer Hebrides website also has a range of leaflets for walking, cycling and general tourist guides here:

https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk/visitor-info/leaflets

In particular it features a cycle trail in Pairc, from Cromore following a loop via Calbost. You can download it from their site or here:

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Some more general maps of Lewis & Harris are also available here:

http://www.explore-western-isles.com/printed-guides/