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Harris Walkway - Frith-Rathad na Hearadh

Western Isles

37 km / 23 miles
The Harris Walkway (Frith-Rathad na Hearadh) is a route opened in 2001 which links up a series of old paths to make a route of over 20 miles from the northern end of Harris to the Machair at Seilibost. (Machair is low-lying arable or grazing land formed near the coast by the deposition of sand and shell fragments by the wind.)

The route was devised by Bill Lawson, local genealogist, and developed with funding from several bodies. Though it is boggy underfoot for much of the way, the route provides some great views. The route coincides with part of the Hebridean Way.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: NB187096 - Scaladale, Isle of Harris, Western Isles View on StreetMap
Finish: NG081969 - Seilibost, Isle of Harris, Western Isles View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2001
Web Sites: Exploring Scottish Trails - Harris Walkway [blog] (partially written in reverse direction) Walk Highlands - Harris Walkway 1: Scaladal to Tarbert Walk Highlands - Harris Walkway 2: Tarbert to Seilebost

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet Harris Walkway  (Seallam! Visitor Centre )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 13, 14, 18
OS Landranger Active 13, 14, 18
OS Explorer 455, 456
OS Explorer Active 455, 456

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Route Profile:

36.6 km (22.7 miles)
892 m (2,927 ft) ascent
218 m (715 ft)  maximum height

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