Lochboisdale Loop

South Uist and other islands of the Outer Hebrides boast some of the most beautiful beaches on earth. If the climate were any warmer, the soft white sands and turquoise waters would probably be inundated with tourists. Thankfully this isn't the case and their remoteness and tranquility are part of what makes them so special. This circular route follows the shoreline on parts of the Hebridean Way and National Cycle Route 780.

South Uist coast

Route Summary

  • Distance
    25 miles / 41 km
  • Time
  • Ascent
    328 feet / 100 m
  • Difficulty Level
  • Terrain
  • Start Point
  • End Point
  • How to Get There

    Lochboisdale is linked via ferry from Mallaig or Oban

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Route Map


Boisdale Beach, South Uist

Boisdale Beach

South Uist from Orasaigh Island

South Uist from Orasaigh Island

Lapwing in the machair, South Uist


Birds on a fence, South Uist

On the fence

North Boisdale Cemetery, South Uist

North Boisdale Cemetery

Machair near Boisdale

Machair near Boisdale

Rabbits in the machair, South Uist

Machair Bunnies

Seals near North Boisdale

Seals near North Boisdale

Hebridean Way

Hebridean Way

Lamb lying down in the grass, South Uist

Lazy Lamb

Wheatear on the shore - South Uist


Border Collie at a crossroad, South Uist

Crossing Guard

Shore near the Hebridean Way, South Uist

Near the Hebridean Way

Beinn Mhòr, South Uist

Beinn Mhòr, South Uist

Rabbit in the Machair, South Uist

Machair Bunny

Short-eared owl flying above a field in South Uist

Short-eared owl

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