Hebridean Way: Day 0 – Getting there

Distance cycled 2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Cumulative distance cycled 2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Islands visited (daily total) Barra
Total islands visited 1 of 10
Average speed 9.3 mph / 15 kmph
Weather conditions Blue skies and sunshine

The Hebridean Way is a 185 mile cycling route that connects the 10 islands of the Outer Hebrides with ferries and causeways.

The suggested itinerary of ~35 miles a day would take about week or so, but we’ve allowed a fortnight for side trips, detours and days off – this is a holiday after all!

The Outer Hebrides is almost as remote as you can get without leaving the UK so even getting there is a bit of an adventure. Starting in Newcastle on the Friday afternoon of the August Bank Holiday we travelled to Glasgow (with a change in Edinburgh) for an overnight stay before another full day of travel with a train to Oban and a ferry for the final leg to Barra.

The ferry docked at dusk in Castlebay which left us just enough daylight to get to the campsite and pitch our tent.

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