Geo-Trips :: A visit to Great Bernera

Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) [11]

A walk from Bostadh, Great Bernera, Sat, 5 Jun 2010 by David Purchase

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In the first half of June 2010 I visited the Outer Hebrides. I had only recently joined Geograph, and so my photos were not always in an ideal order for a Geo-trip. But I knew enough to realise that I could get some Firsts!

The visit was broadly north to south, from Lewis to Barra, and so they are presented here as a series.

This was my second trip of the day. It was mostly a walk from Bostadh on Great Bernera, but some photos were taken on the island while driving there and back.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NB1537 : Great Bernera Memorial Cairn by David Purchase
Great Bernera Memorial Cairn
This cairn was erected in 1992 to commemorate the Bernera Riot of 1874, which... more

NB1537 : The inscription on the Bernera Cairn by David Purchase
The inscription on the Bernera Cairn
This plaque does not seem to be wearing very well, so perhaps a record on the... more

NB1339 : Loch a'Sgail, Great Bernera by David Purchase
Loch a'Sgail, Great Bernera

NB1439 : Middle Shalaval, Great Bernera by David Purchase
Middle Shalaval, Great Bernera
Great Bernera is a large island on the west side of the Isle of Lewis which has... more

NB1242 : Bearasaigh and Seanna Chnoc by David Purchase
Bearasaigh and Seanna Chnoc
Bearasaigh (58m) is the nearer island, with Seanna Chnoc (about 93m) in the... more

NB1439 : The North Top of Middle Shalaval by David Purchase
The North Top of Middle Shalaval
The North Top of Shalaval, seen from the summit. The island in the distance is... more

NB1339 : By Loch a'Sgail:  is he quite safe? by David Purchase
By Loch a'Sgail: is he quite safe?
Fortunately, despite appearances, he was quite placid.

NB1339 : Ruined Blackhouse near Bostadh, Great Bernera by David Purchase
Ruined Blackhouse near Bostadh, Great Bernera

NB1143 : Seanna Chnoc (Seana Bheinn) behind Bearasaigh by David Purchase
Seanna Chnoc (Seana Bheinn) behind Bearasaigh
A tempting island north-west of Great Bernera which I have not yet visited. Seanna... more

NB1440 : Little Bernera by David Purchase
Little Bernera
This view of Little Bernera (Bearnaraigh Beag) is taken from the northern shore of... more

NB1634 : The old and the (fairly) new by David Purchase
The old and the (fairly) new
These standing stones overlook the bridge to Great Bernera, opened in 1953 but... more

NB1634 : Bernera Bridge plaque by David Purchase
Bernera Bridge plaque
The Bernera Bridge, connecting Great Bernera to the mainland of Lewis, was opened... more

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