|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.